These investigations have all reported the physical and emotional abuse, bullying, humiliation of patients by staff, and an excessive use of restrictive and coercive practices such as restraint and seclusion.
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The government has today published long-awaited guidance to support the implementation of new legislation which seeks to prevent inappropriate use of physical force against mental health patients.
The family of a woman who was the seventh person in as many years to take her own life by the same means at units run by an NHS mental health trust said it “shouldn’t have happened”.
The UK Government says that major reform of the Mental Health Act will empower individuals to have more control over their treatment and deliver on a key manifesto commitment.
New legislation that seeks to end the inappropriate use of physical force against mental health patients must be implemented without further delay, a leading nurse has warned.
A review published today by the Warrington Safeguarding Adults Board has concluded that the self-inflicted death of Laura Davis was facilitated by staff at the inpatient mental health facility, Arbury Court.
Welcome to the UK’s first national pledge calling on senior leaders in NHS mental health trusts, public bodies and commissioning to declare their commitment to reduce inequalities in mental health care systems.
This event will be looking at some of the elements that led to the Mental Health Use of Force Act (Seni’s Law) being passed through parliament last year and how various agencies have responded to this significant development.