Mental Health Act detentions are increasing, but why?


Luke Sheridan-Rains summarises a study containing data on the use of the Mental Health Act in England over the last 30 years, which points to an inexorable rise in involuntary admissions.

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National project identifies major barriers to change in private hospital sector for learning disabilities


This National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) report highlights the challenges in supporting and encouraging change to private sector learning disability hospitals. The project ran for 18 months and set out to encourage private sector providers to change their services to reflect national policy as set out in the Mansell report. This included reducing the [read the full story…]