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independent review of the Mental Health Act: interim report summary webinar - May 2018

7 June 2018

In this webinar Rebecca Fitzpatrick looked at the recently published interim report of the ongoing independent review of the Mental Health Act chaired by Sir Simon Wessely, former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

In May 2017, Theresa May stated that, if elected, her government would replace the "flawed" Mental Health Act “in its entirety” with a new Mental Health Treatment Bill including:

  • revised thresholds for detentions
  • new Code of Practic
  • more safeguards for those with mental health problems who have capacity so that "they can never be treated against their will".

The review is due to report in Autumn 2018 and on 1 May 2018 published its interim report identifying priorities for the review’s work giving a flavour of its initial thoughts.

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Mental health, capacity and deprivation of liberty case law update - February 2019

In this video, Rebecca Fitzpatrick looks at some of the most leading cases in relation to the Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberty, including the Supreme Court’s important decisions of 'MM' and 'PJ' which consider the interaction between the Mental Health Act and deprivation of liberty in the community.

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Health newsletter - January 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our health newsletter, in which we bring you a round-up of the latest regulations and news affecting your sector.

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Upcoming webinars

Mental health capacity and deprivation of liberty case law update

Rebecca Fitzpatrick will look at some of the most recent leading cases in relation to the Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberty.

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Legal updates

Mental Health Act – a new age?

Those with a keen eye on mental health law will have seen that Sir Simon Wessely’s full report on the Mental Health Act was published on 6 December 2018.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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