Do nurses know how to use the Mental Health Act?
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Do nurses know how to use the Mental Health Act?

Stephanie Jones-Berry @NurseNewsSteph Senior news reporter, Nursing Standard

Care Quality Commission finds legislation is not applied as intended due to lack of staff awareness

Mental health nurses in England must be given more time for training in the use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 if they are to advocate effectively for people under their care, warns the RCN.

Mental Health Practice. 22, 5, 8-9. doi: 10.7748/mhp.22.5.8.s7

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