CQC Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2018/19
Monitoring the Mental Health Act is CQC's annual report on the use of the Mental Health Act (MHA). It looks at how providers are caring for patients, and whether patients' rights are being protected.
Services need to improve how they provide care and treatment for people detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA) in a way that respects their human rights, according to findings in our annual report on the use of the MHA.
Positively, there has been an improvement in the number of people being given information about their rights and being offered the support of an independent Mental Health Advocate.