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Mental Health

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she expects the introduction of supervised community treatment to improve the care of patients with mental health problems. (113243)

21. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the likely impact of supervised community treatment on the care of patients with mental health problems. (113245)

We are introducing supervised community treatment for patients who have been detained in hospital under the mental health legislation. This is an important change which brings legislation into line with modern service delivery and follows the example of modern practice in other countries around the world.