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Mental Health Alliance issues first review of Deprivation of Liberty safeguards
Important safeguards designed to protect vulnerable people from being deprived of their liberty inappropriately are not being properly implemented, according the Mental Health Alliance.
Racial equality in mental health stuck at a standstill
The results of the Care Quality Commission's latest Count me in census.
Mental health patients seen but not heard
Mind comments on the mental health acute inpatient users survey published by the Care Quality Commission.
Justice at last on mixed sex wards scandal
Today the Health Secretary Alan Johnson has announced a package of measures aimed at eliminating mixed sex wards.
Mind comments on the indignity of mixed sex wards
A report by the Conservative Party reveals that patients with mental health problems continue to suffer the indignity of being accommodated on mixed sex wards.
Mind wins important legal battle over patients' 'right to life'
Yesterday, in a major victory for patients and their families, the House of Lords ruled that people detained under the Mental Health Act have the same ‘right to life’ as those in prison.
Still no progress: mixed sex wards and racial inequalities
Patient research released today by the Healthcare Commission has revealed that a shocking 68 per cent of mental health inpatients are still being housed on mixed sex wards.
Mind comments on research into rates of escape from secure hospitals
The vast majority of mental health patients in low to medium secure mental health hospitals have committed no offence at all.
Healthcare Commission reveals the extent to which acute mental health wards are failing patients
New health and social care complaints system does not go far enough
Mental health charity Mind believes that the Government's reforms to the health and social care complaints system are insufficient to address serious complaints on mental health wards.
Mind comments on Healthcare Commission investigations report
Mental health charity Mind welcomed the Healthcare Commission's Learning from investigations report, particularly its emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable adults and leadership.
Mind comments on a new report that shows patients are living in fear
A Mental Health Act Commission report out today highlights the shocking level of fear and intimidation that patients experience on mental health wards.
Mind comments on shocking true picture of mixed-sex wards and racial discrimination in NHS
Mental health service users need more help to stub out smoking
No respite for ministers until wards scandal is ended
Mental health wards should be the most safe and comforting of all places, yet at the moment, for many people they are the most fearful.