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#HelloMyNameIsBecky
Mental Health nurse, SJA volunteer, sport fanatic esp rugby (Wasps) football (Arsenal) & NFL (49ers), all views are my own;retweet is not an endorsement of view
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Lawrence Tallon Dec 7
Delighted that, as a sign of our huge appreciation and affection for our European colleagues, will be paying the application fee for settled status of our staff from EU countries.
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UHB CDU Clinical Educators Dec 6
Good luck to clinical educator Sarah who is leaving us today
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Andrew Daly Dec 6
So last day as Head of Nursing for Division A at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Looking forward to my next adventure at Heartlands, Solihull & Good Hope Hospital’s. Thanks for being a superb team ❤️
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Laura Daukintis Dec 6
Trust induction at looking forward to developing in my new role over in Derby and to recruit some new members for the
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Michael Brown Dec 5
Replying to @OFFICIALWMAS
Dr Alison Walker, medical director of , “ABD may mean time critical, life-threatening illness - it should be managed as such until declared otherwise as it’s difficult to determine something as ABD, pre-hospital and ABD can only ever be a descriptive term.” 10/10
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Michael Brown Dec 5
Replying to @MentalHealthCop
So today is all about how we bring all this stuff together in to something (a practice guideline?) which drives closer partnership working between police, paramedics and emergency medicine as well as mental health trusts to keep people safe. Plenty to do! 9/
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Michael Brown Dec 5
Replying to @RCollEM @FFLMUK and 3 others
Various healthcare organisations published material that have a bearing on all this — • 8/
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Michael Brown Dec 5
Replying to @MentalHealthCop
But regardless of that debate and it’s scientific and clinical merits, we know one thing that means police and the NHS need to talk about this: CORONER’S JURIES TELL US IN THEIR VERDICTS THAT PEOPLE DIE FROM THIS. So, we can’t fail to work together. 7/
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Michael Brown Dec 5
Replying to @MentalHealthCop
There has, historically, been disagreement amongst clinicians and others as to whether ABD is an illness, a description, a syndrome and so on; and we know that some NHS trusts don’t recognise the term or work towards its implications, regardless of what it is or isn’t. 6/
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Michael Brown Dec 5
Replying to @MentalHealthCop
Restraint can complicate things further, putting the person’s physiology under additional pressure and history has shown people have died after contact or custody of the police where officers have intervened, trying to keep someone safe. 5/
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Michael Brown Dec 5
Replying to @MentalHealthCop
It may be an underlying organic illness, a psychiatric condition, things may be exacerbated by the (ab)use of drugs and / or alcohol; and without intervention by any 999 services, this can mean someone is physiologically compromised to a point where they may die. 4/
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Michael Brown Dec 5
Replying to @MentalHealthCop
ABD is often characterised as someone presenting in a highly confused mental state, hyper-vigilant, hot body temperature, profuse sweating, abnormal strength or purposeless activities like causing damage, removal of clothing etc.. This can have a number of causes: 3/
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Michael Brown Dec 5
Replying to @MentalHealthCop
For those who haven’t heard the term ‘Acute Behavioural Disturbance’ (or ABD) is a term over which there is much debate - part of the problem may or may not be whether it’s the same thing as ‘excited delirium’ and neither of these terms are in the main medical manuals. 2/
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Michael Brown Dec 5
In Sheffield with who are co-hosting a multi-agency event along with on “Acute Behavioural Disturbance”. Joined by medical directors, senior paramedics and other healthcare professionals to discuss this important matter — 1/
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Fathers/Men's MH Speaker Dec 1
NEWS:: WE HAVE DONE IT!!! AFTER YEARS OF CAMPAIGNING. OMG NOW WE CAN TELL YOU!!! ITS BEEN A JOURNEY.....
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jim sheard Dec 5
About to speak at the national ABD conference in hosted by - straight after Gulp.
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National Autistic Society Dec 4
We have some big news! The Government has today announced plans to introduce an updated national autism strategy, which will cover people of all ages in England for the first time
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College of Paramedics Dec 4
Have you taken Mind’s survey on mental health in team 999? want to understand the current experiences of staff and volunteers within ambulance, fire, police and search rescue services, across England and Wales. Go to:
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The RCN Dec 5
Mental health nurses provide vital care from prenatal through to childhood and adulthood. These nurses are critical to ensuring we can all live the lives we want to live. Email your MP today and ask them to take urgent action to nurses:
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