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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 2001): Mental Health Services - UK

CROSSED OFF

J Pring

Community Care, no.1383, 2001, p.26-27.

Discusses problems faced by people with learning difficulties in participating in politics. Focuses on the failure of the major parties to produce accessible manifestos for the 2001 general election.

FIGMENT OF THE IMAGINATION?

R Evans

Health Service Journal, vol.111, Aug. 2nd 2001, p.14-15.

Describes the remit of the new National Institute for Mental Health which will implement the National Service Framework for Mental Health and drive forward the reforms laid out in the NHS Plan. Working closely with NHS Research and Development and the Medical Research Council, it will bring mental health policy, research and dissemination of good practice together under one umbrella.

SAFEGUARD UNDER THREAT?

C Laurent

Community Care, no.1385, 2001, p.12.

At present only an Approved Social Worker (ASW) can apply to compulsorily admit someone with mental health problems to hospital. The government proposes to remove the requirement for an ASW to be involved in sectioning. Instead, two doctors will be backed up by a "suitably trained mental health professional".

STANDARD SIX: CARING ABOUT CARERS

J Garnham and C Foley

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care, vol.4, 2001, p.396-397.

Describes a national education and support programme for carers of people with severe mental illness.