Monthly Archives: January 2015

Nothing about me, without me

In all of the guidance from the NHS, the MHA Code of Practice and their constitution the principle of ‘nothing about me, without me’ is an important and valid catchphrase praised by the government in their document: Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS Nothing About Me, Without Me – pdf Presented to parliament in 2010, ignored by Commissioners No one told my ...

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20 year old Daughter Sent to The Wrong Hospital for ‘Treatment’ Now in Segregation for Her Own Safety

Dear Dame Barbara Hakin, We have made NHS England aware our daughter is still in a Medium Secure mental health hospital since October last year waiting for the Commissioner of the service to acknowledge that she was sent there by mistake. We, and our daughter, were totally misled at her Mental Health Act assessment on October 3rd 2014. Absolutely no ...

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The Dene – Partnerships in Care

The Dene – Brighton Partnerships in Care – Alex Thurlby, Hospital Director The Dene does not appear to run any sort of DBT based therapy for women to address their care needs. They prefer to medicate and lock them up. The Dene, run by Partnerships in Care with Alex Thurlby as Hospital Director can be the most difficult place for women to have any hope ...

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Procedural fairness

The common law right to Procedural Fairness in mental health was established in caselaw last year: R(L) v West London Mental Health NHS Trust ‘The common law duty to act fairly was engaged when a decision was made as to whether to transfer a patient detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 from a medium to a high security hospital. ...

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