A new option for hospital discharge. Sarah Haspel

Consultation on the draft revised Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice

Summary of the amendments
Explanatory notes on Mental Health Act 2007

Summary of the current position on the Mental Health Bill April 2007
Government defeated five times in the Lords
Mental Health Bill 2006,

Message from Louis Appleby

Safer mental health services: They also need to be sound and supportive
Almost 80 MPs condemn Mental Health Bill

A question of numbers. The potential impact of community treatment orders in England and Wales

New advisory group on Mental Health Bill appointed
Government response to the report of the joint committee
Joint committee on the draft mental health bill
Scutiny watch blog

Draft Mental Health Bill to undergo scrutiny
The draft Mental Health Bill: An assessment of the implications for mental health service organisations NHS Confederation
Assessment of Implications of New Mental Health Legislation on Mental Health Service Organisations

March against the draft Mental Health Bill
DH roadshow presentation on independent specialist mental health advocacy service
Consultation on the draft Mental Health Bill
Critical Mental Health Forum's response to the draft Mental Health Bill

White paper - Reforming the Mental Health Act
Green paper proposals for reform
Summary of consultation responses
Report of the expert committee
Draft outline proposals by Scoping Study Committee

Key messages from the Department of Health Research programme

Review of literature related to mental health legislation. Scottish Executive

Mental Health Act Review Group - Agreed Common Themes

Mental Health Alliance Mass Lobby of Parliament

Government response to Mental Health Alliance

Mental Health Act reform. Should psychiatrists go on being responsible? Review article from Psychiatric Bulletin

What do consultant psychiatrists think about government plans to change the 1983 mental health act? A postal survey - Views on community treatment orders; Views on preventative detention

Contrasting agendas in the reform of mental health law; the Expert Committee and the Green paper

Consilio - online interactive magazine for law students