HC Deb 22 April 2002 vol 384 c109W
Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Patient's Charter provides commitments to detained patients. [42941]

Jacqui Smith

The Patient's Charter for Mental Health Services applies to services provided by the national health service for people with a mental illness. It includes a section on care under the Mental Health Act summarising the rights of detained patients and drawing attention to the provisions and safeguards laid down within the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Health Code of Practice, which protect patient rights.

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