Podcast: A crash course for social workers on changes to the Mental Health Act code of practice

A 10 minute guide to some of the key changes to the code of practice and some concerns that have been raised by practitioners

  Picture credit: Charlie Milligan

Picture credit: Charlie Milligan

The Mental Health Act code of practice is being reviewed for the first time in six years in light of concerns that the 2008 code was too often “inconsistently applied, misunderstood or ignored”. A draft revised code is out to consultation until September 12. In this podcast, Dr Nicky Guy, the Department of Health (DH) official leading the review, explains how changes in the code will impact social work practice and key areas that the DH needs social work feedback on.

Source: http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2014/08/27/...