When and how to tell us about the death of a detained mental health patient.
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 as soon as possible.
If the death is related to a patient safety incident, you should also report to your local risk management system (LRMS). Use the LRMS report number when you notify us so we can identify the duplicate reports.
How to notify us
Use our existing provider portal
If you already have an account you can notify us online through the CQC provider portal.
Email a Word form
Use this form to tell us about the death of a detained mental health patient.