Death of a detained mental health patient – notification form

Page last updated: 12 May 2022
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When and how to tell us about the death of a detained mental health patient.

How to notify us

If you have an account with the CQC Provider Portal, you can send us your notification online.

Notify us online

If you do not have access to the Provider Portal, you can notify us by filling in a form and emailing it to

Mental Health Act notification: Death notification

When you need to tell us about a death

You must notify us when:

  • a person has died while being detained (or liable to be detained) under the Mental Health Act 1983

You must notify us of the death without delay.