Scottish Executive

MENTAL HEALTH REFERENCE GROUP:
RISK MANAGEMENT

October 2000

The Mental Health Reference Group evolved on 31 March 2000 to the Mental Health and Well Being Support Group. The Support Group is pleased to endorse and publish this report.

Contents

Introduction(s)
Remit
Executive Summary
Chapter 1 Recommendations
Chapter 2 Standards
Chapter 3 Defining Risk Management
Chapter 4 Literature Review
Chapter 5 Existing Practice
Chapter 6 Personal Risk
Chapter 7 Risk Factors for Suicide
Chapter 8 Communication and Confidentiality
Chapter 9 Care Programme Approach
Chapter 10 Substance Misuse
Chapter 11 Clinical Governance
Chapter 12 Estates (Facility Design)
Appendix A
Sub Group Membership
Appendix B
European Convention on Human Rights Act (1998) - Mental Health Services
Appendix C
The Assessment of Risk (Royal College of Psychiatrists Council Report (1996))
Appendix D
Critical Incident Reviews (A protocol for conduct)
Appendix E
Risk Assessment Checklist
Appendix F
References

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