Mental health, learning disabilities and autism: Letters

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Letter from Professor Stephen Powis, Ruth May, Dr. Nikki Kanani, Professor Bee Wee, Claire Murdoch and Dr. Roger Banks.

Published 4 March 2021.

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Letter from Claire Murdoch, National Director for Mental Health, on the Court’s ruling on remote Mental Health Act (MHA) assessments.

Published 4 February 2021.

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Letter from Ray James, National Director for Learning Disability and Autism, and Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director, making it clear providers MUST take all steps possible to enable families to make safe regular visits to their loved ones.

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COVID-19: Letter from Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director, calling all Mental Health Trusts to establish 24/7 urgent NHS mental health telephone support, advice and triage.

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We are writing to ensure that there is clarity in relation to the use of the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) and the use of do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) with younger patients, those with a stable long term physical need, learning disability or autism.