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System ‘strain’ behind rise in detentions under Mental Health Act

 

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System ‘strain’ behind rise in detentions under Mental Health Act

A review by the Care Quality Commission identifies a “system under strain” as one of the causes in the rise in detentions made under the Mental Health Act, but identifies other factors too.

Healthcare professionals can apply to detain people under the Mental Health Act to ensure they receive the treatment, care and support they need in hospitals. Although this is judged to be in the person’s best interests, it is against their wishes. More.....