Mental Health Act

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39086.914109.1F (Published 11 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:57

What not to learn from devolution

  1. James Finlayson, consultant psychiatrist jadfinlayson@doctors.net.uk,
  2. Daniel Vincent Riordan, consultant psychiatrist
  1. 1New Craigs, Inverness IV3 8NP

    Many Scottish psychiatrists do not share Simpson's enthusiasm for the Scottish Mental Health Act.1 The 2003 act has introduced into the Scottish mental health service a bureaucracy of previously unknown proportions. Simply allowing a patient to leave the …

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