Letters Utility of the Mental Health Act

Views on the Mental Health Act from the frontline

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5767 (Published 19 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5767
  1. Ebunoluwa A Patrick, specialty doctor1,
  2. Itoro Udo, consultant psychiatrist (locum)2
  1. 1Moss House Community Mental Health Team, c/o Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool L19 2NA, UK
  2. 2St John’s Unit, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Widnes WA8 7QA, UK
  1. patrickadeola{at}gmail.com

I cherish the rigour in psychiatry, so that we can debate things among ourselves and do not have to pretend about our views.

On the frontline, for some time now, the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act have caused a lot of difficulties. These pieces …

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