CQC finds Mental Health Act Code of Practice not being used as intended

CQC finds Mental Health Act Code of Practice not being used as intended — NHS Networks

The Mental Health Act (MHA) Code of Practice is not being used as it was intended due to a lack of awareness and understanding of the statutory guidance amongst providers and staff.

A report published by CQC found variation in providers’ understanding of the MHA Code of Practice and how it should be applied. This was the result of a review of how well the guidance has been implemented and used across mental health services since it was last updated in 2015