Archive: Mental Health

Lewis: End of a dark chapter

Govt to close institutions in shift to community care

NHS institutions for people with learning disabilities are set to close and residents moved to their own homes.

  • 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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