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Consultation on treatment of those detained under the Mental Health Act

 

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Consultation on treatment of those detained under the Mental Health Act

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a consultation on proposed guidance relating to individuals held within prisons and immigration removal centres who have been detained under the Mental Health Act for assessment and treatment within mental health inpatient services.

As commissioners of mental health inpatient services and adult psychiatric intensive care units, CCGs are encouraged to share their views on the proposed guidance. In particular, feedback is sought on proposed changes to the timescales for transfer to hospital and remission back to the secure estate, as well as the dispute resolution process. The deadline for responding is 19 July 2019. More....