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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Risk Assessment

I’m all too wary of newspaper coverage of cases which have appeared in courtrooms.  Having been directly involved in enough cases to know that coverage is necessarily partial, it often misses things which can be important to understanding what has occurred.  In fairness to newspapers, they have a few hundred words to summarise hearings whose […]

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Government Response

In 2018, Professor Sir Simon Wessely concluded his review of the Mental Health Act 1983 and recommended certain actions.  In early 2021, the Government published a White Paper with their suggested following that review and today, they have published their response to that consultation. This is an early post after a relatively light read.  It highlights […]

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