Hewitt defends mental health proposals – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“Controversial revisions to mental health legislation will strike the right balance between improving patient safeguards and protecting the public, the health secretary, Patricia Hewitt, said yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MP rebellion looms over new mental health curbs – The Times

Posted April 17th, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“Mental health professionals and opposition parties have joined forces to resist wider powers to detain people with a mental disorder deemed to pose a danger to others.”

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The Times, 17th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

MPs to debate mental health plans – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“Controversial plans to allow mentally ill people to be detained against their will, even if they have not committed a crime, are due to be discussed by MPs.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Related link: Mental Health Bill 2006-07