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Adult Social Care: HC 941

'Adult Social Care (HC 941)' recommends the most far-reaching reforms of adult social care law seen for over 60 years. ...more

No Health Without Mental Health: A Cross-Government Mental Health Outcomes Strategy for People of All Ages

The 'No Health Without Mental Health' strategy outlines how a new emphasis on early intervention and prevention will help tackle the underlying causes of mental ill-health. The report sets out how the Government will work with the NHS...more

Coercion and Consent: Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2007-2009: The Mental Health Act Commission Thirteenth Biennial Report 2007-2009

On 1 April 2009, the functions and resources of the Mental Health Act Commission (MHAC) were merged into those of the Care Quality Commission and Health Inspectorate for Wales. Published posthumously, this is the MHAC's final report, which ...more

Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice (2007 Final Edition): Code of Practice to the Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 creates statutory provisions to empower and protect vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions. Issued on 23 April 2007, the Code of Practice provides guidance on how the provisions of the Act will work on a daily basis for those caring for, or working with, people ...more

Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice: 2008 Revision

With the 2007 Mental Health Act, the Government updated the 1983 Act to bring it into line with the way that mental health services are, and should be, delivered. This Code of Practice provides guidance and advice to registered medical practitioners, approved clinicians, managers and staff of hospitals, and approved ...more

Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act 1983

This Reference Guide is intended as a source of reference for people who want to understand the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act) (ISBN 9780105420835) as it is amended by the Mental Health Act 2007 (ISBN 9780105412076). ...more

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Code of Practice to Supplement the Main Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice: Final Edition

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework for acting and making decisions on behalf of individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so for themselves. ...more

Children's Needs - Parenting Capacity: The Impact of Parental Mental Illness, Problem Alcohol and Drug Use, and Domestic Violence on Children's Development

How do parental mental illness, problem alcohol or drug use and domestic violence impact on children's development? Do children always suffer as a result? ...more

Sharing Success in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities: The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme: Improving the Patient Experience

'Improving the Patient Experience' is a series of publications designed to stimulate and inspire all those involved in designing, procuring, developing and maintaining healthcare buildings to look for new and inventive ways to improve ...more

Mental Health Act 2007: Elizabeth II  Chapter 12

The main purpose of the Mental Health Act 2007 is to amend the Mental Health Act 1983 (ISBN 0105420832). It also introduces 'deprivation of liberty safeguards' through amending the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) (ISBN 0105405078) and extends the rights of ...more

Mental Capacity Act 2005: Elizabeth II - Chapter 9

This Act clarifies and reforms some legal uncertainties in law where decisions are made on behalf of others. Adults who lose their mental capacity, through dementia or brain injury, or are born with such a condition, will have ...more

Mental Health Act 1983 (Reprinted July 2003, August 2005): Elizabeth II - Chapter 20

The 'Mental Health Act 1983: Elizabeth II - Chapter 20' received Royal Assent on 9 May 1983. It is an Act to consolidate the law relating to mentally disordered persons. ...more