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Transfers from prison to hospital under Sections 47 and 48 of the Mental Health Act between 2011 and 2014
In England and Wales, prisoners with mental disorder of such severity as to warrant inpatient treatment may be transferred to hospital under the Mental Health Act. UK Government guidance recommends that this process should ...
A mental disorder of a kind or degree warranting confinement: Examining justifications for psychiatric detention
It has long been the case in jurisprudence under the European Convention on Human Rights that mental disorder must be of a certain severity in order to justify detention, but there has been little meaningful debate as to ...
Physical health care policies in mental health trusts within the North East Midlands (UK)
In recent years there has been an increasing focus on improving the physical health of people with serious mental illness and many policies and guidelines are now tailored to support professionals working in mental health ...
The UK government should withdraw from the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Many psychiatrists in the UK may be surprised to find that the Government ratified a convention ten years ago that suggests compulsory mental health treatment be prohibited. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with ...