6 Dec 2018

Review calls for new rights for people with severe mental health issues

Health and Social Care Correspondent

People with severe mental health issues should be given new rights to stop abuse and neglect – and make sure they get better care.

That’s according to a year long independent review which says the 1983 mental health act is outdated.

It’s calling for a series of new rights – including giving the 50,000 people who are sectioned every year more say in their own treatment – along with better protection.