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  • 26 June 2017
    Publication, Good practice guidance, Consent to treatment, Eating disorder

    Our guidance on significantly impaired decision making ability (SIDMA) and individuals with eating disorders. This document was reviewed in Spring 2017 in light of changes to the Mental Health Act. We found no changes were required.

  • 23 June 2017
    Good practice guidance, Publication

    This guidance looks at best practice in responding to incidents of violence in learning disability and mental health settings. This document was reviewed in Spring 2017 in light of changes to the Mental Health Act. The previous title of this publication was 'Zero Tolerance: Responding to violence in mental health or learning disability care settings'.

  • 24 May 2017
    Publication, Good practice guidance, Human rights

    This guide explains how and where human rights impact on mental health care delivery, and how staff can best ensure that the key rights are respected and promoted. It is intended to be both a reference guide and an improvement resource.

  • 10 April 2017
    Publication, GPs, Professionals, Good practice guidance, Adults with Incapacity (AWI), Hospital, Care home

    Our guidance on the use of the Adults with Incapacity Act in general hospital and care home settings. This document was reviewed and updated in Spring 2017 in light of changes to the Mental Health Act.

  • 29 March 2017
    Publication, Professionals, Carers, Mental health officers, Professional bodies, Psychiatrists, Social workers, Service users, Human rights, Good practice guidance, LGBT, Hospital, Community, Care home, Prison, Mental Health Act (MHA), GPs, LGBT

    A guide for health professionals and mental health services on LGBT patients.

  • 1 February 2017
    Publication, Good practice guidance, Professionals, Carers, Consent to treatment

    Our guidance on covert medication (reviewed Spring 2017).

  • 4 November 2016
    Publication, Human rights, Good practice guidance, Carers, Professionals, Service users, Lawyers

    Our Supported Decision Making good practice guide explains the relevance and importance of supported decision making, and the role that it can play in reinforcing principles that underpin Scottish legislation.

  • 25 August 2016
    Publication, Good practice guidance, Mental Health Act (MHA)

    Our guide to the use of The Mental Health Act in general hospitals.

  • 2 November 2015
    Publication, Power of attorney, Good practice guidance, Adults with Incapacity (AWI)

    A quick guide to Power of Attorney for staff in hospitals and care homes.

  • 2 November 2015
    Publication, Power of attorney, Good practice guidance, Adults with Incapacity (AWI), Professionals, GPs

    A quick guide to Power of Attorney for general practitioners.

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