New Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act to be implemented before 2020

21 May 2019

The “Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019” received Royal Assent on 16 May, introducing a new system for authorising deprivations of liberty in care, the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS), and replacing Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

Government commits to reform the Mental Health Act

13 December 2018

The Government has committed to introducing a new Mental Health Bill to transform mental healthcare, following publication of the final report from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983.