Ensure patients suffering from mental health conditions have greater control over their treatment
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Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.11
We will legislate so that patients suffering from mental health conditions, including anxiety or depression, have greater control over their treatment and receive the dignity and respect they deserve.
- This is a promise to change the law to give people suffering from mental health conditions more of a say in their treatment.
- On 13 January 2021 the government announced the publication of the Reforming the Mental Health Act white paper with a principal aim being to “empower individuals to have more control over their treatment and deliver on a key manifesto commitment”. The Queen’s Speech in May 2021 confirmed the government’s commitment to reform of the Mental Health Act.
- The white paper launched a consultation which ended on 21 April 2021, and is a significant step towards the introduction of a new Mental Health Bill. The consultation feedback is being analysed and the government has committed in the Queen’s Speech to reforming the legislation, so this policy is ‘in progress’.
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