Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales

The Minister for Health andSocial Services Mark Drakeford AM has agreed the need to revise the MentalHealth Act 1983 Code of Practice for Waleswhich gives guidance to staffregarding the care and treatment of patients subject to the Act.

The Welsh Government is seeking views at preliminarymeetings being held in late May 2014 that will provide an open forum to discussinitial views on the current Code of Practice and what may need to be updated.

Hafal has produced a briefing on thereview identifying some initialpoints and suggestions for the Welsh Government to consider and providing apatient and carer perspective on what needs to be included in a revised Code ofPractice for Wales.

For more information on the review please contact Hafal’sHead of Public Affairs Peter Martin,and for updates on the review please visit