Policy and politics

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Recent history shows that implementing mental health policy as intended is never straightforward. The hard work starts now.
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The Centre's Review finds that for many people being detained by the police was a frightening experience and that the use of police powers under the Mental Health Act has to change.
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The NHS Constitution sets out what you can expect from the NHS as a patient and as a staff member.
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The briefing outlines key actions for NHS England and clinical commissioning groups to deliver improvements in the way we treat long-term conditions and tackle health inequalities.
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Louis explains what changes the Coronavirus Bill will make to the care of people detained under the Mental Health Act
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Andy Bell on the new legislation, an amendment to safeguard mental health funding, and why a sole focus on the NHS could create further problems
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From implementing the NHS Long Term Plan to Brexit, how will the new Conservative Government's policies affect mental health?
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What do the different political parties' manifestos have to say about mental health? We've analysed their pledges and what they mean for people’s wellbeing and the lives of people with mental health difficulties.
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