Mental health charities object to contingency plans for flu epidemicBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3756 (Published 14 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3756
- Oliver Ellis
Mental health charities reacted with concern this week in response to government plans to relax mental health safeguards in the event of a worsening flu pandemic.
The Department of Health this week launched a consultation on temporarily changing the Mental Health Act 1983 to mitigate the impact of a possible rise in swine flu cases on mental health services (table⇓).
Proposals include reducing the number of doctors …