Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: West Midlands

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act on the rate of detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 in Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group.

Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for his Department to respond to the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act.

Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act on the rate of detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 in the NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group area.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act will report before the end of the year. The Government will consider its findings and respond in due course. The Review will make recommendations to Government for how it should improve the Act, including considering what changes might be needed to reduce the number of detentions under the Act, but the Review itself was not commissioned to have a direct influence on legislation or practice.

We have therefore made no assessment on the effect of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act on the rate of detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983.

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