Revised Mental Health Code of Practice comes into force

March 2015

A revised Mental Health Code of Practice came into effect on 1st April, replacing their 2008 version. The Code shows professionals how to carry out their duties under the Mental Health Act 1983 and provide high quality safe care.

The revised Code of Practice seeks to provide stronger protection for patients subject to the Mental Health Act and clarify roles, rights and responsibilities.

The changes to the Code include:

Find out more about the Mental Health Code of Practice