Are you currently working on an inpatient mental health ward in the UK?
We would like to learn about how you feel towards restrictive practices on mental health wards.
Go to https://tinyurl.com/restrictivepractices to find out more.
This is a joint consultation published by the Department of Health and Social Care and the Ministry of Justice.
The Mental Capacity Act applies in England and Wales, but some aspects of its application are devolved in Wales. The Welsh Government has therefore informed this consultation. The LPS will apply to people over the age of 16, and the Department for Education has been involved in the development of this new system.
This briefing paper from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) provides a summary of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, an amendment to the Mental Ca
The report documents concerns about the lack of a properly independent investigation system, unlike deaths in prison and police custody which are independently investigated pre-inquest, and the consistent failure by most NHS Trusts to ensure the meaningful involvement of families in investigations.
Ultimately, it highlights the lack of effective public scrutiny of deaths in mental health detention that frustrates the ability of NHS organisations to learn and make fundamental changes to policy and practice to protect mental health in-patients and prevent further fatalities and argues for u