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This Policy is to be used to support both the adult patient and the staff members involved when a patient expresses a wish to self -discharge from RCHT against medical advice.
Valid To: 01/08/2020
Publication Type: Policies
The aims and objectives of this policy are to define and describe the processes of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards within RCHT.
Valid To: 01/03/2022
Publication Type: Policies
This policy is to underpin the implementation of the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Health Amendment Act 2007 (MHA) and the Code of Practice within our acute hospital setting in line with the statutory framework. It outlines the procedures for the receipt and scrutiny of MHA documents, requests for discharge, the renewal and extension of detention orders, common law powers of detention, procedures and checklists for detention under a variety of sections, leave of absence and remands to hospital
Valid To: 28/02/2020
Publication Type: Guidelines
The aim of this policy is to establish a process and offer guidance, which can be implemented in the event of a patient going missing. It is intended to ensure a consistent approach in reducing the risk of patients absconding or going missing and responding when patients do abscond or go missing.
Valid To: 03/10/2021
Publication Type: Policies
This policy describes how the Trust will implement the PREVENT agenda
Valid To: 01/08/2020
Publication Type: Policies
To enable staff at the acute Trust to develop a better understanding of people with ASD and to equip them to deal more effectively with the particular needs of each individual.To clarify for residential and other ASD staff attending the hospital with a person with ASD their supporting/caring role and the boundaries between their caring role and the nursing role of the professional hospital staff.
Valid To: 07/07/2020
Publication Type: Protocols
To improve the health of people with a learning disability. The Department of Health?s objective is "to enable people with learning disabilities to have access to health services designed around their individual needs with fast and convenient care delivered to a consistently high standard and with additional support where necessary".
Valid To: 07/07/2020
Publication Type: Protocols
This policy provides staff with the organisation's expectations for the standard of care in delivering enhanced care. Previously known as the 'safe and supportive observation policy'. Other terms used: Safe and supportive and one-to-one.
Valid To: 01/09/2019
Publication Type: Policies
This policy informs RCHT clinical staff about the legislation and code of practice that supports the local procedural arrangements for working with patients who have impaired mental capacity. It includes guidance on patients who may require the support of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service.
Valid To: 30/09/2019
Publication Type: Policies
This policy is designed to define restrictive practice and to allow the practitioner to ensure that the care or treatment that they are offering is lawful, legitimate, proportionate, and the least restrictive reasonable option available.
Valid To: 31/12/2018
Publication Type: Policies
To provide all RCHT staff with Policy and procedural guidance regarding their roles and responsibilities for the Safeguarding of Adults that reflect the statutory requirements in the Care Act 2014
Valid To: 31/05/2019
Publication Type: Policies
This document offers practical guidance on the use of the Mental Health Act within RCHT
Valid To: 01/02/2019
Publication Type: Policies
This document offers practical guidance on the use of the Mential Health Act within West Cornwall Hospital and St Michaels Hospital
Valid To: 01/02/2019
Publication Type: Policies