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  • 9 November 2017
    Publication, Good practice guidance, Power of attorney, Adults with Incapacity (AWI)

    The Commission has compiled this guide to assist health and social care staff faced with issues that arise from the operation of powers of attorney. This document was reviewed and updated in November 2017 to reflect key changes to the Mental Health Act implemented on 30 June 2017.

  • 11 September 2017
    Publication, Professionals, Consent to treatment, Detention, Good practice guidance, Mental Health Act (MHA), Advance statements

    Our guide to making and witnessing advance statements. This document was reviewed and updated in June 2017 to reflect key changes to the Mental Health Act implemented on 30 June 2017.

  • 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.

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

    Our guidance on covert medication (reviewed Spring 2017).

  • 1 February 2017
    Forms, Professionals, Consent to treatment, Care home, Hospital, Good practice guidance, Publication

    Covert medication care pathway good practice guidance form: non-rewriteable

  • 1 February 2017
    Forms, Professionals, Consent to treatment, Older people, Care home, Hospital, Good practice guidance, Publication

    Covert Medication care pathway review good practice guidance form: non-rewriteable

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