This procedure supports good practice in 136 suites including review, prescribing, ordering, supply and administration of medication.
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Category: Legal requirements
This Policy covers time away from the ward for informal patients. Informal patients have certain rights including the right to leave at any time, supported by protection under the Human Rights Act – Article 5 right to liberty and Article 2 right to life. These rights must be balanced against the Trust’s duty of care to informal patients to protect those who may be vulnerable and at risk of harm to themselves or others.
Medication Safety Guidance: Transfer of Patients Between Mental Health Bed and Acute Trust Hospital Ward
The purpose of this “Safety Guidance” is to highlight key issues to be considered when a patient is transferred from a mental health inpatient bed to an acute hospital ward and vice versa (i.e., Acute to MH).