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Government announces Mental Health Act reform

Government announces Mental Health Act reform

The Government has announced new legislation to reform mental health care following the publication of an independent review.

OPINION: R&RA CEO, Judy Downey, calls for pause in Mental Capacity Act Bill

Judy Downey, Chair and CEO of The Relatives & Residents Association, tells CHP worrying elements remain in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, despite some of the sector’s concerns being taken on board

Ministers urged to eliminate conflict of interest in mental capacity proposals

Care leaders have urged the Government to eliminate a conflict of interest within its mental capacity reform proposals.

EXCLUSIVE: SCIE Chair Paul Burstow voices unease over Mental Capacity Act reform

Paul Burstow, Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), has added his voice to the growing chorus of concern over the Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Bill currently making its way through Parliament.

Government urged to collaborate on mental capacity law reform

The Government has been urged to collaborate with the care sector on mental capacity law reforms reaching a key stage in the legislation process this week.

Care leaders urge Government rethink on Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Care leaders have urged the Government to urgently rethink its Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill as it enters a crucial stage in Parliament.

Mental Capacity Act Bill ‘not fit for purpose’, says Care England

Care England, the largest representative body for independent adult social care providers, has expressed concern about a Mental Capacity Act reform bill that entered the House of Lords this week.

BREAKING NEWS: Government introduces deprivation of liberty safeguards reforms  

A new law introduced by the government today is designed to streamline the complicated and bureaucratic Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) system.

NHS Digital reveals rise in DoLS applications

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications rose by 11% in 2016/17, according to NHS Digital data.