Policy Documents: Mental Health Act

The Trust's policies and procedures relate to its operation, staff, facilities, health and safety, risk management and services provided to patients.

The policies for Cumbria Partnership and North Cumbria University Hospitals are being reviewed to align them during 2018/Spring 2019.  For some of these, it has been agreed to extend their formal review date, as they have been assessed as still safe and legal for staff to follow until their alignment.  

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POL/001/079 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Policy (Oct 17-Oct 19)
POL/001/079/001 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Protocol
POL/001/075 Guardianship Policy, Procedures and Guidance (Interim Joint Cumbria County Council Policy) Extended to 1st Oct 19
POL/001/005/002 Joint Operational Protocol for Interagency Assistance - Appendix E (NWAS)
POL/001/005/002 Joint Operational Protocol for Interagency Assistance - Mental Health (Aug 18-Aug 21)
POL/001/005/019 Mental Capacity Act Multi-Agency Policy (Apr 16-Apr 19) - Review date extended to 30/11/2019
POL/001/071 Mental Health Act Delegation Protocol (Oct 17-Oct 19) - Review date extended to 30/11/19
POL/001/005/007 - Appendix Mental Health Act Guidelines on Receipt and Scrutiny of Detention Papers - Appendix Form H3
POL/001/005/007 Mental Health Act Guidelines On Receipt and Scrutiny of Detention Papers (May 18-May 19)- Review date extended to 30/11/2019
POL/001/005/004 Mental Health Act Guidelines on Section 5 (4) 6 Hour Nurses Holding Power (Oct 17-Oct 19)- Review date extended to 30/11/2019
POL/001/005/013 Mental Health Act Guidelines Part IV - Consent to Treatment (Apr 16-Apr 19) - Review date extended to 30/11/2019
POL/001/005/010 Mental Health Act Guidelines: Section 17A Use of Supervised Community Treatment (Apr 16-Apr 19)- Review date extended to 30/11/2019
POL/001/005/006 Mental Health Act Guidlines on Section 17 Leave of Absence (Dec 16-Dec 19)- Review date extended to 30/11/2019
POL/001/005/003 Mental Health Act Guidlines on Section 5 (2) 72 Hour Holding Power (Oct 17-Oct 19) - Review date extended to 30/11/2019
POL/001/005/015 Mental Health Act Policy and Guidance on Section 132, 132A & 133 Patients Rights (May 18-May 19)- Review date extended to 30/11/2019
POL/001/005/009 Mental Health Act Policy for the Exercise of Powers to Withhold Outgoing Mail - Review date extended to 30/11/2019
POL/001/005/012 Mental Health Act Procedure on the exclusion of visitors to detained patients - Review date extended to 30/11/2019
POL/001/005/011 Mental Health Act Section 117 After Care Policy (May 18-Dec 20)
POL/001/005/021 Mentally Disordered Offenders Joint Protocol (Apr 17-Apr 18) (extended to Apr 19)
POL/001/004 Seclusion and Long Term Segregation Policy (Sep 18-Sep 19) Review date extended to 1st Oct 2019