Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2014/15

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Care Quality Commission
Care Quality Commission
Date of publication
1 June 2016
Health Services, Mental health services
Social welfare
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This report tells you about the experiences of people who received care under the Mental Health Act in 2014/15.

There are 57 mental health NHS trusts and 86 independent mental health hospitals registered with CQC. Throughout the year the CQC visited these services to interview patients and review practice.

During 2014/15, 51% of all mental health inpatients were subject to the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) with 19,656 detained inpatients on 31 March 2015.

The CQC carried out 1,292 MHA visits, meeting over 5,900 patients to discuss how the MHA and its Code of Practice were being applied to them.