Please login to the form below

Modernising the Mental Health Act: Published Today

The final report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 has been published today, 6th December 2018.

The final report of the independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983 ‘Modernising the Mental Health Act’ has been published. The act surrounds detaining and treating people with mental health difficulties in hospitals, with close examination of methods used to increase levels of choice and reduce compulsion.  

The report focuses on restoring dignity to people and to the system, directly relating to service users’ experiences of the process of being detained. Around 150 recommendations for change in the comprehensive report were made, with key principles contributing to the overarching values to guide care and treatment.
 
The director of Mednet Group, Miranda Stead, has responded to the report published today:  

“Maintaining dignity is extremely important to maintaining health improvements to people with mental health difficulties. Giving patients a voice when considering their treatment options is something we care about deeply. The patient needs to be the focus of treatment solutions.
 

The recommendation’s surrounding the importance of advance choices and the opportunity for advocacy for those who may find it difficult to let their preferences be known is something we support wholeheartedly. Understanding and cooperative treatment plans will improve the efficacy of administration to those with mental health difficulties.
 

We fully support the Modernising
of the Mental Health Act 1983, giving patients better control and more say in treatment decisions. While there is still room for improvement this report gives a positive vision for future of approaches to mental health.”



The full report is available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7622...

If you would like to find out more about Mednet Group please contact us via a member of our team or directly through 0113 386 4415.

6th December 2018

Share

Tags

Company Details

Attigo (part of the Mednet Group)

0113 386 4415

Contact Website

Address:
40 Otley Road
Headingley
Leeds
LS6 2AL
United Kingdom

Latest content on this profile

Modernising the Mental Health Act: Published Today
The final report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 has been published today, 6th December 2018.
Attigo (part of the Mednet Group)
Mednet Group’s growth spurt
Mednet Group welcomes new employees Mario, Shaun, Rachael and Nisha to the growing Leeds based office.
Attigo (part of the Mednet Group)
World Diabetes Day: Interaction and impact of diabetes on mental health
For World Diabetes Day on the 14th November 2018, Nisha Shahrukh - Medical Writer at Mednet Group has written an article depicting the impact diabetes has on mental health. Including a case study showing the perspective of a young person newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Attigo (part of the Mednet Group)
Neurodiversity, ADHD and work: Obstacles and opportunities
For ADHD awareness month this year our Associate Medical Writer, Alex Teahan, has written a piece surrounding ADHD and employment. He discusses the advantages and disadvantages of ADHD at work, and areas of improvement for employers in supporting those with ADHD.
Attigo (part of the Mednet Group)
World Mental Health Day 2018: Employment and Mental Illness
Mednet Group's white paper with a focus on navigating the world of work is available online in aid of World Mental Health Day 2018.
Attigo (part of the Mednet Group)
Transforming Mental Health in Ghana
The Mednet Group directors have been in Ghana launching a new Community Mental Health programme including the introduction of a newly developed app.
Attigo (part of the Mednet Group)