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CQC, 'Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2016/17' (27/2/18)

Summary from Gov.uk website: "This report sets out the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) findings from engagement with people subject to the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and review of services registered to assess, treat and care for people detained using the MHA. The report was compiled using information gathered from across CQC activities to report on the quality of care people are receiving while detained. The report also looks at how providers use the MHA to make sure people with a mental health disorder have access to the right care and treatment when their or others’ health or safety is at risk. CQC reports limited or no improvement in the key concerns that it has raised in previous years. In particular, no improvement in evidence of: (a) patient involvement being recorded in care plans; (b) patients’ views about their care being recorded; (c) whether clinicians have considered the least restrictive option for care." See also the corrections here: CQC, 'Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2016/17 - amendment list' (13/11/18).

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