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NHS publish figures on patients detained under the MHA

The NHS have published a report which summarises information about uses of the Mental Health Act 0f 1983 (MHA).  It includes information from high security psychiatric hospitals as well as from other NHS service providers and independent hospitals. The latest figures for 2009/10 show that 16,622 patients were detained in hospital at the end of the year, an increase of 3.4% from 2008/09. To access the full report, please click here.

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