House of Commons Library briefing: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19

The House of Commons Library have published a November 2017 briefing (pdf) on the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19.

This is a Private Member’s Bill, seeking to make provision about the oversight and management of the use of force in mental health units.

The Bill would introduce statutory requirements in relation to the use of force in mental health units. It would require service providers to keep a record of any use of force, have a written policy for the use of force, commit to a reduction in the use of force, and provide patients with information about their rights.

Read a summary or the full briefing (pdf).