270 Mental Health Act (1983)

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There is a legal duty for all professionals to adhere to the Mental Health Act legislation and have regard to the associated Code of Practice. All staff who work with detained patients are expected to follow the guidance provided. In order for professionals to work within the boundaries of this legislation, meet the standards required and minimise the risk of litigation to NHFT it is imperative that they receive the necessary training and develop the knowledge to perform their responsibilities competently in their everyday practice.

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Authored by: learninganddevelopment, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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First contributed: 24 February 2017
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