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Ongoing rise in detentions under Mental Health Act may be symptomatic of a system ‘under considerable strain’


The Care Quality Commission have released their report "Mental Health Act – The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England".

They said:

"There is no single reason why more detentions are being made under the Mental Health Act than ever before, a review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has concluded.

Instead, the rise in detentions is down to a range of different factors, which can vary across the country. Some of these are also indicators of a healthcare system that is under considerable strain."

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