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Mental Health

23rd January 2018

Well-being at Work

Health and care organisations may be very skilled and experienced in promoting the mental well-being of their service users, but...

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11th January 2018

Running In January

At the risk of starting the New Year with another resolution, a campaign being organised in conjunction with MIND, the...

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03rd January 2018

The Treatment Test

When you go into hospital you expect to receive treatment – but what does treatment actually mean? When we think...

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31st May 2017

Managing the risk of hoarding

I’ve written in the past about the issue of hoarding and the limited legal remedies that might be used to...

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31st July 2016

Distress Brief Intervention – Mental Health ‘First Aid’

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Distress can signal a danger point in our lives. This could be as a reaction to what we see as a...

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20th June 2016

A gilded cage is still a cage

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

This image is startling, and rather old-fashioned: I don’t think many of us see birds kept in fancy gold-plated cages...

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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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