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  • 28 February 2018
    Publication, Professionals, Participation, Good practice guidance, Mental Health Act (MHA), Adults with Incapacity (AWI)

    A toolkit for people who need to use interpreters in mental health and learning disability settings. Developed in partnership with the Centre for Translation & Interpreting Studies in Scotland, based at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. This guide was updated in February 2018.

  • 25 January 2018
    Publication, Consent to treatment, Good practice guidance, Adults with Incapacity (AWI)

    Guidance to help mental health practitioners interpret the legal basis for treatment in line with best legal and ethical practice. This document was reviewed and updated to reflect key changes to the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015.

  • 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.

  • 1 September 2017
    Publication, Advocacy, Good practice guidance

    In the course of our work, people have told us of their concerns about involvement of advocacy. This document was reviewed in Spring 2017 in light of changes to the Mental Health Act. This version replaces the previous 2015 version.

  • 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. (Hard copy available)

  • 23 June 2017
    Publication, Good practice guidance

    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. (Hard copy available)

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