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Service users bill of rights

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delatext

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What do others think about this issue, can I have ideas, opinions, feed back please,
as I'd like to approach my msp & mp about this subject, what matters most to us, the affected and how can we insure we
get decent good mental health support and services !!


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This will sound retarded, but is this a proposed bill, or already in existence?
 
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no it's not an actual bill, it is my opinion of what is needed and required for service users "we do not have rights", this may be true and I want us all to readdress this, fight to change it, until it is just and faithful giving dignity, respect to people
 
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Then I agree, there should be a service users bill of rights.
 
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Northern

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Hmmmm...

How about:
The absolute right to a second opinion on demand.
The absolute right to cross-question the "experts" and to get honest and open answers. Answers to be confirmed in writing without undue delay
The absolute right to advocacy 24/7, 365 days a year
 
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Northern

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And also....

Any breach of service users' rights to lead to disciplinary action against the perpetrator/s.
 
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someofuswonder

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Hmmmm...

How about:
The absolute right to a second opinion on demand.
The absolute right to cross-question the "experts" and to get honest and open answers. Answers to be confirmed in writing without undue delay
The absolute right to advocacy 24/7, 365 days a year
Hiya Northern,

I am aware that inpatients do have a right to second opinion if requested, the patient must ask for a 'Second Opinion Appointed Doctor' or SOAD. As far as advocacy is concerned, there is a service offered called Patient Liaison Service or PALS.

If you would like, regards :)
 
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sickntired

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something along the lines of a guarantee that someone WILL call us back if we are in a crisis, instead of letting it go or leaving it until next day , pretending they never received our messages left at reception for them to call us

(I understand if someone in particular is busy, and cant speak, but we should still be contacted the same day, by someone, anyone)

I just know too many suicidal people who have used all the strength they have to call up the mental health team and be promised a call back, which they never did receive until days later, if at all

and I know its good to be persistent but so many unwell people haven't got strength and this causes us further to believe that no one really does care or can help us

great idea by the way :clap:
 
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