Psychiatrists, lawyers, and service users unite against proposed bill

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 17 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:354
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Concern that the government's new mental health bill for England and Wales will lead to the wrong people being detained and treated has united an unprecedented number of organisations in a campaign to demand its complete rewrite.

    Dr Mike Shooter, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, who met with lawyers, nurses,social workers, psychologists, carers, service providers, and charities last week, called …

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