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Mental Health

07th February 2016

Self-neglect and a duty to intervene ethically

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

I’m taking a break from the series of blogs on European social care this week (although I’ll be looking at...

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02nd February 2016

Nature and stress

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

A six month research study carried out by a researcher from Exeter University has shown that watching nature films can...

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30th January 2016

New standards for health and social care in Scotland

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Registered health and social care services in Scotland are inspected and regulated using the National Care Standards. These are also...

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24th January 2016

Employee dismissed for taking a bribe

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value to influence a transaction. The Bribery Act 2010 consolidated...

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15th January 2016

Exclusivity in Zero Hours Contracts

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Zero hours contracts have been the subject of much debate in the media recently, particularly in relation to the way...

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31st October 2015

Evaluating Progress in Personalisation

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Keys to Life The Scottish Government introduced Keys to Life in 2013 as a ten-year strategic policy to increase inclusion and...

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15th September 2015

Doped! Over-prescribing of anti-psychotic drugs to people with learning disabilities

1Fit

The news that people with learning disabilities are being prescribed anti-psychotic medication inappropriately reminds me of the ‘chemical cosh’ situations...

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11th September 2015

Getting a good report

1Fit

This week I’ve been teaching some students about writing mental health tribunal reports. I’ve been compiling some materials for this,...

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04th September 2015

Acting appropriately

1Fit

A new Home Office report has highlighted a gap in the protection of vulnerable people who find themselves being interviewed...

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29th August 2015

Being detained – What happens next?

1Fit

Recently, I read a news article about new guidelines regarding disclosure to employers about being detained under the Mental Health...

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