Organisations unite against draft mental health bill

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:9
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Mental health experts have rejected the government's proposals to lock up hundreds of people with untreatable personality disorders who may not have committed a crime. They say the proposals are fundamentally flawed and a waste of public money that would be better spent on improving services for patients.

    The Mental Health Alliance, a group of over 50 voluntary organisations that has worked with the government to try to update the Mental Health Act 1983, says that it is disappointed with the government for ignoring its concerns and that …

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