Reforming the Mental Health Act, what does it mean for mental health providers, commissioners, and patients?

In 2018, the Independent Review of the Mental Health published their final report which included over 150 recommendations to help modernise the Act, address the rising number of detentions and the disparity in use of the Act on people from BAME backgrounds.

The government have accepted the majority of the review’s recommendations, and their recently published White Paper, Reforming the Mental Health Act, sets out areas they are consulting on.

The new legislation will have significant implications for mental health providers, commissioners and patients, and we are pleased to share with you details of a Mental Health Network and NHS Confederation webinar event taking place on Thursday 4 March from 4-5pm which will explore key areas of the Government's proposals and what they mean for the sector. 

Attendees will hear from Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Chair of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, and Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The webinar will be chaired by Jill Mason, Head of Health and Care at Mills & Reeve.

To book your place for this click here– and we are pleased to say that all sessions are free for Mental Health Network and NHS Confederation members.

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