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Mental Health Act Articles


Mental Health Act to be replaced

8th May 2017

Theresa May pledges to scrap Mental Health Act and replace it with new legislation.

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Mental health patient deaths not being reported

9th August 2016

HSJ uncovered discrepancies in official data of patients who have died under the Mental Health Act.

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Staff poorly trained in use of Mental Health Act

14th December 2015

The CQC reveal staff are insufficiently trained in use of Mental Health Act and outcomes for patients.

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'Technical error' affected sectioned patients

30th October 2012

A 'technical error' affected up to 5,000 patients sectioned under the Mental Health Act since 2002.

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PbR for mental health timescales 'tight'

17th October 2011

Plans to bring in payment by results for mental health next year, could be delayed.

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Mental Health Act amendments

4th October 2011

Main changes to Mental Health Act 2007.

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Mental health discrimination in Parliament 'untenable' says Government

29th January 2010

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Mind responds to consultation launch on emergency changes to the Mental Health Act

11th September 2009

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Mental Health Act 1983: Code of Practice (2008 Revised)

27th March 2009

This Code of Practice provides guidance and advice to registered medical practitioners, approved clinicians, managers and staff of hospitals.

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Mental Health Bill

13th March 2007

We unpick the issues around contentious mental health legislation.

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