When Mr Clunis came back for his first depot injection he also saw the SW Because of the last SW’s report she believed he had no history of. Investigation report in accordance with HSG (94) 27 and the NHS England . the Ritchie Inquiry which had been tasked with reviewing Mr Clunis’ care. The. According to his solicitor, Christopher Clunis, who was found guilty of Report suggests that because Clunis was black there was an undue.

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In fact, the ordinariness of the peregrinations of Christopher Clunis is in itself terrifying.

For 17 years, that involved heading up The Zito Trust, the charity she co-founded and which developed into an influential lobbying organisation aimed at supporting victims and improving the delivery of community care services to the severely mentally ill. As McNicol has correctly pointed out, the homeless are not those individuals who have been long-stay patients in asylums: His father was worried and suggested that Clunis join him in Jamaica. The sheer expense of these beds creates pressure to move people downmarket — i.

The headlines today tell us nothing has changed. Thus the Care Programme Approach insists that all individuals brought into hospital with severe mental illness should have their needs identified, a key worker nominated and an aftercare plan drawn up to deal with those needs. Because there was no space deport the local hostel he was taken to one in Tulse Hill in South London, troublingly unfamiliar territory.

Telegraph Lifestyle Health and Fitness Body. On 26 Aprilless than a month after he was last seen at Chase Farm, Clunis was arrested in Tottenham for stealing two loaves of bread, which he had tried to cluins by stuffing them down his trousers, and remanded to a bail hostel. He was remanded on bail on condition that he went to hospital — if a bed had not become available he would have gone to prison. It is a classic case of after the horse has bolted. In the end there is little difference, and compared to the revenue-saving device of making someone homeless both are grossly expensive.


The man, she said, had an appointment with them for 24 December; Re;ort seemed satisfied with this.

On 17 Decemberthree months after they married, Jon, then 27, was waiting on the platform at Finsbury Park with his brother, when a schizophrenic man named Christopher Clunis attacked him at random from behind – spinning him around and stabbing him three times in the face with a screwdriver before calmly getting onto a train and sitting down.

In fact, it may well be that asylums are cheaper overall than community care, because of the economies of scale.

Nothing else will have been achieved practically.

Parashar spoke to an officer at Edmonton Police Station, who asked for a description and then said: It emptied me out. For example, his claims to have abused drugs were often taken on trust — the Ritchie Report suggests that because Clunis was black there was an undue willingness to believe that his illness was a drug-induced psychosis.

Arguments between doctors and nurses about addresses absorb ridiculous amounts of professional time. Jayne Zito had worked with the mentally-ill and was on a postgraduate course in social work and social studies at Middlesex University when her husband was killed. He did quite well academically but left before sitting A-levels: Like Christopher Clunis, however, one has to have done something seriously dangerous to be the subject of such an order.

There was no investigation of his circumstances or any attempt to check the inaccurate statements he made about them. An apology is a beginning, but it is not enough. This approach is formalised under Section of the Mental Health Act, deport which such meetings and plans are a statutory duty.


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Their numbers have gradually increased over the last ten to fifteen years, and Christopher Clunis was certainly representative of them. A subsequent inquiry found that Clunis, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia six years previously, had pin-balled through nine psychiatric units in five years and had 22 violent incidents on his record, including attacking patients and nurses with knives, various break-ins and three alleged stabbings.

It was only after he was admitted to HMP Belmarsh that he was finally diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. There is always another more acutely psychotic patient or client at the doorway, and nurses ruefully describe the dilemma of having to discharge patients as soon as they are coherent enough to be receptive to counselling and more interactive nursing care.

The next day one of the boys saw the man again, followed him home and went repoet the local police station and told them the address — Marlborough Road. Usually this is due to a mixture of limited aftercare, lack of insight, and a refusal to accept continuing medication.

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But more dependent patients, with limited self-care skills, may require intensive help, perhaps repott to eight carers for four patients.