Category list : Mental Health Act Commission
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Designing mental health units for older peopleSubscription
‘I would suggest that any staff working with this patient group would gain extra insights into the needs of older people with mental health problems.’
Acute mental health trusts have improved their services, but gaps remain in patient involvement and safety, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has found.
Nurses will play a key role in preventing another clinical catastrophe like the one that occurred at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, according to the head of the new health and social care regulator.
New watchdog takes over health care regulationSubscription
Health care and social services are now under the watchful eye of a new unified watchdog with enhanced powers to monitor and regulate standards
Tories pledge to protect nurse whistleblowersSubscription
The Conservatives have promised to introduce clauses into the contracts of nurses and other NHS staff allowing them to ‘whistleblow’ anonymously and with guaranteed protection from any disciplinary action.
A new framework to regulate health and social care services has been announced by the Department of Health today.
The healthcare super-regulator, the CHRE has appointed a new board of non-executive members.
Infection control specialist and Nursing Times blogger Pauline Macdonald on a new regulatory landscape in health and social care
The Healthcare Commission has informed your trust it will visit in the next three months to carry out an annual performance assessment. A ward sister discovers that her ward is likely to be subject to the visit. What action, if any, should she take?
Black and minority ethnic (BME) patients are more likely to be admitted to a mental health hospital, according to a census.