Peter Bartlett

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Peter Bartlett is Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Professor of Law in the School of Law and Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham. After two degrees in philosophy, he read law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. Following his call to the Ontario bar, he served as Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Ontario High Court. After attaining his doctorate in law from the University of London in 1993, he joined the staff of the School of Law, University of Nottingham. Professor Bartlett served from 2012-14 as specialist advisor to the House of Lords Ad Hoc Committee on the Implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. He has served as consultant for the Council of Europe on matters related to mental health legislation in Georgia, Armenia, Serbia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Professor Bartlett chairs the organising team of the Mental Diversity Law Network, an interdisciplinary network of scholars, professionals and service users. A list of his publications may be found at His open access publications may be found at


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PACT advance decision-making template: is another form really the answer?


Peter Bartlett considers the usefulness of the new PACT advance-decision making template, which is a fillable template for advance decision making in fluctuating mental health conditions – PACT (Preferences and Advance decisions for Crisis and Treatment).

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