Care Quality Commission Logo

The Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards. Visit our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

Your rights under the Mental Health Act

7 September 2012

Read our guidance on your rights under the Mental Health Act following recent changes to giving consent to treatment.

We’ve produced helpful information for people who are detained in hospital, on a community treatment order, and those who have been recommended electro-convulsive therapy.

These booklets are also available in Alternative formats.