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Changes within the latest draft of the Mental Health Bill

VOL: 103, ISSUE: 01, PAGE NO: 23Caroline White, BA, is a freelance health journalistThe reform of mental health services in England and Wales began in 1998 when an expert committee was appointed to inform the principles of any new legislation (Department of Health, 1999). However, the government's first two attempts in 2002 and 2004 attracted widespread criticism for being too complex and unethical.

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