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Monitoring the use of the Mental Health Act in 2009/10: the Care Quality Commission's first report on the exercise of its functions in keeping under review the operation of the Mental Health Act 1983

Author:
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
Publisher:
Care Quality Commission
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
118p.

The Mental Health Act requires CQC to report annually to Parliament on the work in monitoring the use of the Act in England. This report covers CQC’s first year of monitoring the use of the Act, from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. It is based on findings from the visits that our Mental Health Act Commissioners and SOADs have made to services during the year. Key findings reveal that, in the last decade, there has been a steady decline in the number of people treated as inpatients in mental health hospitals. However, the proportion of people being treated in hospital as detained patients, rather than as informal patients, is growing. There has been a marked reduction in the number of notifications we received for young people admitted to adult psychiatric wards under the Act, especially those under 16 years of age. This suggests that mental health services are making progress with implementing national policy and legislative changes.

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Ten years after

Author:
JAMES Adam
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, September 2009, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The impact of the National Service Framework on mental health services in England are briefly assessed. Areas discussed include: delivering 'effective' services for those diagnosed with a severe mental illness, suicide prevention, combating stigma and discrimination, and improving primary care and access to services.

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Individual standards for intermediate care for older people with mental health difficulties

Author:
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ADVISORY SERVICE
Publisher:
Health and Social Care Advisory Service
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
17p.
Place of publication:
London

This paper presents the standards and the early findings from the Department of Health funded national project on Intermediate Care for Older People with Mental Health difficulties. The project benchmarked the intermediate care service provision in seven sites across England during March and April 2006 against best practice standards developed by HASCAS. An overarching view is that is that there is often poor integration and  understanding between mainstream older peoples intermediate care services and older peoples mental health services and that this results in sub optimal care.

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What's the damage

Author:
HOPE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 5.6.03, 2003, pp.38-40.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Mental health problems resulting from brain injuries have historically been neglected by statutory services. Discusses the reasons for its neglect, makes recommendations for improving services and highlights work on a new National Service Framework for long-term conditions which will have Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and neurological conditions as its main focus.

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Standard three: 24-hour access

Authors:
BROOKS Dianne, et al
Journal article citation:
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care, 4(9), May 2001, pp.294-296.
Publisher:
Pavilion

The third in the series of article on the National Service Framework describes how one trust implemented standard three in its adult mental health services.

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National service framework for mental health: modern standards and service models

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health. National Health Service
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health. National Health Service
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
149p.
Place of publication:
London
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The gold standard for screening

Author:
PATEL Seraphim
Journal article citation:
Health Service Journal, 27.10.11, 2011, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Emap Healthcare

An open-access referral policy to community mental health teams has been adopted by many mental health teams, in an attempt to reach isolated groups and communities. Although this approach has been welcomed, a small audit based in a central London Community Mental Health Team found that referral practice was variable and that more standards are needed. Recommendations for better referral are provided.

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Monitoring the use of the Mental Health Act in 2009/10: an overview of CQC's findings and recommendations from our first annual report on our monitoring of how the Act is used

Author:
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
Publisher:
Care Quality Commission
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
24p.
Place of publication:
London

The Mental Health Act requires the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to report annually to Parliament on the work in monitoring the use of the Act in England. This publication is an overview of the findings and recommendations in the report of the first year of monitoring the use of the Act, from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. It is based on findings from the visits that our Mental Health Act Commissioners and SOADs have made to services during the year. The report highlights the aims of the visits to improve the standards of care and treatment for detained patients. General findings suggest that there has been a fall in the number of informal patients who have been detained under the Act when they have tried to discharge themselves from hospital. There has been a marked reduction in the number of young people admitted to adult psychiatric wards under the Mental Health Act, especially of those under 16 years of age.

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Mental illness and the criminal justice system: a handbook for those working in the criminal justice system, mental health professionals and voluntary organisations

Author:
TOOK Mike
Publisher:
National Schizophrenia Fellowship
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
40p.
Place of publication:
London

This is a handbook for those working in the criminal justice system, mental health professionals and voluntary organisation. It explores issues such as understanding mental illness, contact with the police, diversion from the criminal justice system, contact with the courts and help available for people with mental illness.

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Developing inclusive mental health services for older people

Author:
BOWERS Helen
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Review, 6(2), June 2001, pp.6-13.
Publisher:
Pier Professional

Discusses the need for specific mental health services for older people, and the obstacles to the recognition of mental health problems in older people. Also looks at recent policy developments, including the National Service Framework for Older people. Finally, provides an overview of the current issues and challenges.

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