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New UK Mental Health Act on it's way- Time for IOM to act


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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/landmark-reform-of-mental-health-laws

At long last. This should afford better safeguards for all groups of people experiencing all forms of mental illness and protect the best interests of anyone coming into contact with Mental Health Services.

It is to be hoped that the IOM can adapt and adopt the standards of practices and the scrutiny of the conditions under which good mental health treatment and care is to be delivered.

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7 hours ago, Apple said:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/landmark-reform-of-mental-health-laws

At long last. This should afford better safeguards for all groups of people experiencing all forms of mental illness and protect the best interests of anyone coming into contact with Mental Health Services.

It is to be hoped that the IOM can adapt and adopt the standards of practices and the scrutiny of the conditions under which good mental health treatment and care is to be delivered.

No, it means we should put the current plans in the legislative programme on hold.

The Manx 1998 Act is based on the English 1983 Act. So yes it’s out of date. But England amended in 2007, which we haven’t caught up with. Our current proposals bring in those amendments which haven’t worked adequately and were subject to review - which resulted in these proposals.

The new UK proposals are quite radical, they involve separating out procedures for acute mental health from issues of capacity and care, which I’d welcome.

The worst thing IOM could do is adopt 2007 and then wait 10/15 years to bed in and adopt the new English proposals.

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