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Improving patient experiences and outcomes under the Mental Health Act



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The NIHR Policy Research Programme (PRP), on behalf of the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC), will invite proposals for research to address gaps in the evidence base as identified through recommendations arising from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act (MHA).

In particular, PRP welcomes research to inform future policy to tackle the rising rates of detention under the MHA and to address the disproportionate number of people from minority ethnic communities subject to compulsory powers under the Act.

More information, including a full research specification, will be available once the call launches

Stage 1 Launch Date: 10 December 2019

Stage 1 Close Date: 14 January 2020

Stage 2 Launch Date (if invited): 07 April 2020

Stage 2 Close Date: 12 May 2020