Attention to Details

Worth reflecting on a few issues to do with the return, recall or revocation of those patients who are absent without leave (AWOL) or liable to be detained, under the Mental Health Act 1983.  I’ve had a number of queries, questions and quandaries in that last few weeks so I thought a post on it […]

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Using PFD Reports

We’ve started the new year with some familiar messages – more preventing future death reports (PFDs) from UK coroners after someone tragically lost their life in circumstances which gave rise to fears that aspects could be repeated and lead to future tragedy. PFDs are statutory notices, something the Coroner issues to an agency who may control […]

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Resisting and Refusing Conveyance

Various things have recently caused me to have to be concerned about assumptions by some that the police service is responsible for the conveyance to hospital (NB: not conveyancing – that’s what you do when you transfer the legal title of property!) of all mental health patients who are refusing to be conveyed, or resisting […]

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