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Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

Question for Department of Health

UIN 117141, tabled on 4 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake an assessment of the effectiveness of the Mental Health Act 1983 (Places of Safety) Regulations 2017.

Answered on

12 December 2017

The effectiveness of the changes to be introduced by the Mental Health Act 1983 (Places of Safety) Regulations 2017 will be assessed by the Care Quality Commission as part of its duty to monitor the working of the Act and to report annually on its findings.

The National Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat Steering Group for England and Wales provides an overarching structure through which a wide range of national stakeholders can provide feedback through regular contact with the Home Office and the Department of Health.

Emerging information from the monitoring of the operation of the new provisions will be fed into the wider Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983, chaired by Professor Sir Simon Wessely, which was launched on 4 October 2017.

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Department of Health and Social Care