A cross party group of peers has challenged the government's mental health bill, with the Lords voting for a series of amendments that weaken the proposed act's power to detain people with severe personality disorders without consent.
The Healthcare Commission has launched a national audit of learning disability services after a new report found "institutionalised abuse" in one hospital in south London.
Peers will today begin a detailed review of the mental health bill, amid warnings the legislation faces defeat unless the government backs down on certain measures.
Campaign groups have said they are "profoundly disappointed" with the details of the government's new mental health bill, published today.
People suffering from mental health problems are being let down by gaps in the provision of care, a health watchdog warned today.
There are wide variations in the amount of money NHS trusts spend on individual diseases and healthcare conditions, a new report warns.
The benefit system in the UK is set for an overhaul, in an effort to get one million sick or disabled people back into work.
Black African or Caribbean people are three times more likely to be hospitalised for mental health problems than the average, a new survey finds.