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The Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards. Visit our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

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Your rights under the Mental Health Act

We monitor the use of the Mental Health Act and protect the interests of people whose rights are restricted under that Act.

Find out how we monitor the use of the Mental Health Act.

Mental Health Act Annual Report 2009/10

Most people receiving mental health care do not have their rights restricted. However, in some instances this happens to protect the person receiving treatment and others.

Select one of the sections below to find out what to expect if your rights are restricted and what to do if you’re not satisfied with the care you receive.

Detention in hospital

Find out what to expect if you are suffering from a mental illness and are detained under the Mental Health Act for assessment or treatment in a hospital.

 

Community treatment orders

Find out what happens after being discharged from hospital if you are given a community treatment order (CTO).

Mental Health Act Commissioners

Find out how our Mental Health Act Commissioners visit and protect people whose rights are restricted in hospital.