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Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 126803, tabled on 8 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve care for people in segregation in locked mental health rehabilitation facilities.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

5 January 2021

The mental health rehabilitation workstream of the Getting It Right First Time programme has considered locked mental health rehabilitation facilities to help improve care for people in those facilities. The workstream’s report is expected to be published in early 2021.

The Government is clear that restrictive interventions and restraint should only ever be used as a last resort, when all attempts to de-escalate a situation have been employed. We are working to finalise the draft statutory guidance for the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 and accompanying public consultation and will set out a timetable for publishing the guidance and commencing the Act at the earliest opportunity.

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