The independent review of the Mental Health Act will:
- look at how the legislation is currently used
- look at its impact on service users, families and staff
- make recommendations for improving the legislation and related practices
The review will be chaired by Professor Sir Simon Wessely, a former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
He will produce an interim report in early 2018 and develop a final report containing detailed recommendations, by autumn 2018.