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Due to popular demand, the Department of Health is running a further consultation event looking at the revised Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice, which was published for consultation on 7th July. (https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changes-to-mental-health-act-1983-code-of-practice).
This event is primarily focussed on professionals and organisations working in the sector, though it is open for anyone to attend.
Since the Code was last published in 2008, there has significant changes and updates in legislation, case law, policy and practice. The Department of Health is now consulting on a revised Code to ensure that it remains fit for practice; that patients receive high quality care and that patients and others are kept safe.
Important changes to the Code, which are being consulted on, include issues such as the use of restrictive interventions (restraint, seclusion and segregation); police use of powers to detain people in places of safety (sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act); and the use of Community Treatment Orders.
These events are your chance to learn more about the revised Code and to make your views known on any aspect of the Code or its implementation.
Only those who have registered (using the green "Register me" button above) may attend this event. Numbers will be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
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