Archive: Mental Health

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs hearing evidence on cannabis

Police "unequivocally" back cannabis reclassification

The home secretary has said she has an open mind about cannabis as the prime minister's promised review of cannabis reclassification gathers pace.

  • NHS "institutional discrimination" has led to 6 deaths

    Six die due to 'NHS discrimination'

    The NHS has been accused of allowing six people to die because of "institutional discrimination" against people with learning disabilities.

  • The Lords defeated the government over its medical health bill

    Peers defeat government over mental health bill

    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.

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