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First report: better off in the community?: the care of people who are seriously mentally ill, vol.1 report, together with the proceedings of the committee

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament. House of Commons. Health Committee
Publisher:
HMSO
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
38p.
Place of publication:
London
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Suicide prevention: interim report: fourth report of session 2016-17. Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament. House of Commons. Health Committee
Publisher:
Great Britain. House of Commons
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
26
Place of publication:
London

Interim findings of an inquiry into suicide prevention, drawing on over 150 submissions and oral evidence from a range of organisations and individuals, including those bereaved by suicide or with lived experience of suicidal ideation. The report argues that the scale of the avoidable loss of life from suicide is unacceptable, with 4820 people recorded as having died by suicide in England in 2015 but with the true figure likely to be higher. The report outlines five key areas for consideration by the Government before the refreshed suicide prevention strategy is finalised: implementation—a clear implementation programme underpinned by external scrutiny is required; services to support people who are vulnerable to suicide—this includes wider support for public mental health and wellbeing alongside the identification of and targeted support for at risk groups, early intervention services, access to help in non-clinical settings, and improvements in both primary and secondary care, and services for those bereaved by suicide; consensus statement on sharing information with families—professionals need better training to ensure that opportunities to involve families or friends in a patient’s recovery are maximised, where appropriate; data—timely and consistent data is needed to enable swift responses to suspected suicides and to identify possible clusters, in order to prevent further suicides and to identify possible clusters, in order to prevent further suicides; and media—media guidelines relating to the reporting of suicide are being widely ignored and greater attention must be paid to dealing with breaches by the media, at national and local level. Consideration should also be given to what changes should be made to restrict access to potentially harmful internet sites and content. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Health Committee: fourth report; provision of NHS Mental Health Services; volume 1 report and proceedings of the committee

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament. House of Commons. Health Committee
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
90p.
Place of publication:
London

Report of a committee of inquiry into the provision of mental health services by the NHS. The committee looked at: definitions of mental disorder; the patient perspective; the NHS framework and the delivery of general mental health services; legislative change; transitions between child and adolescent services and adult services; and transitions between acute and secure services. A summary of conclusions and recommendations is included. Minutes of evidence and appendices are in a separate volume.

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Health Committee: fourth report; provision of NHS mental health services; volume 2 minutes of evidence and appendices

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament. House of Commons. Health Committee
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
368p.
Place of publication:
London

Minutes of evidence and appendices from a report of a committee of inquiry into NHS mental health services.

Book

Fourth report: child and adolescent mental health services; report together with the proceedings of the Committee

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament. House of Commons. Health Committee
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
51p.
Place of publication:
London
Book

Fourth report: child and adolescent mental health services; volume II; minutes of evidence and appendices

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament. House of Commons. Health Committee
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
150p.
Place of publication:
London
Book

Child and adolescent mental health services: minutes of evidence, Thursday 14 November; Department of Health

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament. House of Commons. Health Committee
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
25p.
Place of publication:
London
Book

Child and adolescent mental health services: minutes of evidence, Thursday 7 November 1996; NHS Health Advisory Service; British Psychological Society; Royal College of Nursing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Forum

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament. House of Commons. Health Committee
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
30p.
Place of publication:
London
Book

Child and adolescent mental health services: minutes of evidence, Thursday 31 October 1996; National Children's Bureau; Eating Disorders Association

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament. House of Commons. Health Committee
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
20p.
Place of publication:
London
Book Full text available online for free

Post-legislative scrutiny of the Mental Health Act 2007: first report of session 2013-14: report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament. House of Commons. Health Committee
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
87
Place of publication:
London

The Mental Health Act 2007 amended and updated the Mental Health Act 1983, which remains the cornerstone of mental health legislation in England. The measures in the 2007 Act were proposed to reflect the changing ways in the treatment and care of patients with mental health problems. The 2007 Act included a single definition of mental disorder, to incorporate conditions not accounted for in the original legislation. In this post-legislative scrutiny of the 2007 Act, the Health Committee is concerned that the Department of Health does not have a clear picture of what is leading to increased rates of detention, and whether or how pressure on beds is having a detrimental effect on treatment. Patients who manage to access treatment voluntarily are subject to ‘de facto detention’, whereby they are detained under section if they seek to leave hospital. Supervised Community Treatment (SCT) was introduced in the 2007 Act, to enable some patients with mental disorder to live and be treated in the community. However, number of patients subject to compulsion under the 2007 Act has increased as a result of SCT. The Committee found evidence about the effective application of deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS) for people suffering from mental incapacity "profoundly depressing and complacent". The Department of Health should undertake an urgent review of the implementation of DOLS, which should be presented to Parliament, together with an action plan for improvement, within 12 months. Although the 2007 Act did not inherently disadvantage minority ethnic patients, the numbers subject to Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) is even more disproportionate than the number detained in psychiatric hospitals. The Committee recommends that local authorities should ensure they commission culturally sensitive and effective advocacy services. A more successful outcome investigated by the Committee was the use of Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHAs). (Original abstract)

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