Mental Health Act Code of Practice 2015: An evaluation of how the Code is being used
CQC have issued a report that looks at how well the Mental Health Act (MHA) Code of Practice is being used across mental health services since it was updated in 2015.
The report found variation in providers’ understanding of the MHA Code of Practice and how it should be applied.
CQC found during its review that providers lack understanding about how to promote, apply and report on the guiding principles as set out in the Code of Practice. This lends support to the recommendation by the Independent Mental Health Act Review that the guiding principles are moved into the MHA and have statutory force.
To download the report visit the CQC website.