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Health and Social Care

Volume 664: debated on Monday 7 October 2019

Women's Mental Health

The following are extracts from the debate on Women’s Mental Health on 3 October 2019.

On the maternal six-week check, we hope to ensure that that happens in all our GP contracts going forward.

[Official Report, 3 October 2019, Vol. 664, c. 1441.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the hon. Member for Mid Bedfordshire (Ms Dorries):

An error have been identified in my winding-up speech during the debate on Women’s Mental Health.

The correct information should have been:

On the maternal six-week check, we will look at that happening in all our GP contracts going forward.

The Government fully supported the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill—a private Member’s Bill that became an Act of Parliament on 1 November 2018. The Act imposes requirements regarding the use of force, the publication of data, and how and when physical, mechanical and chemical force is used, as well as requirements for improved staff training. We want to end restraint. We know that it continues to be a routine occurrence on many wards, affecting women and girls disproportionately. That has to end.

[Official Report, 3 October 2019, Vol. 664, c. 1443.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the hon. Member for Mid Bedfordshire (Ms Dorries):

An error has been identified in my winding-up speech during the debate on Women’s Mental Health.

The correct information should have been:

The Government fully supported the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill—a private Member’s Bill that became an Act of Parliament on 1 November 2018. The Act imposes requirements regarding the use of force, the publication of data, and how and when physical, mechanical and chemical force is used, as well as requirements for improved staff training. We want to minimise the use of restraint. We know that it continues to be a routine occurrence on many wards, with prone restraint affecting women and girls disproportionately. That has to end.