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Independent Review of the Mental Health Act


Independent review of the Mental Health Act: interim report

A summary of the review’s work so far. Easy Read and British Sign Language versions of the report are also on this page.

The independent review of the Mental Health Act was set up to look at how the legislation in the Mental Health Act 1983 is used and how practice can improve.

The interim report gives an update on the review’s findings and the areas it will look at next. It is based on evidence including:

  • service user and carer surveys
  • focus groups
  • stakeholder workshops
  • a call for evidence
  • wider discussions with organisations and professionals

The review will examine the issues as set out in the report before making its final recommendations.

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