Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill - November 2017
I appreciate the concerns raised by the Private Member’s Bill, sponsored by Steve Reed MP. I hope you are assured by the announcement of the independent review into the Mental Health Act. This review will specifically address issues regarding detention, and how recent practice can be out of step with a modern mental health system which must be responsive to the needs of service users and families. As I understand, the Government expects some of the solutions to lie in practice, leadership, and culture, as well as potentially legislation.