In his debut blog, Robbie Fraser reviews findings from a staff survey stating that the role of a social worker in community mental health teams is valued, but hard to define.[read the full story...]
What can be done during the MHA Assessment process to reduce compulsory psychiatric admissions?
Kevin Stone writes his debut blog on a recent mixed methods study that aimed to identify factors in the MHA Assessment process which facilitate or impede reducing compulsory psychiatric admissions.[read the full story...]
Do nurses and social workers AMHPs make similar decisions in Mental Health Assessments?
Martin Stevens reviews a study by Kevin Stone, which compares the decision-making of nurse and social worker Approved Mental Health Practitioners (AMHPs) undertaking Mental Health Assessments.[read the full story...]
Mental Health Act review: the demise of the nearest relative?
Kathryn Berzins considers the implications of a recent rapid systematic review of the views and experiences of the Nearest Relative provision of the Mental Health Act (1983).[read the full story...]