The Mental Health Act review taking place this year represents a real opportunity for people with learning disabilities, Norman Lamb tells Learning Disability Today.
Former health minister Norman Lamb has urged 'the voices of people with learning disabilities to be heard' during the ongoing consultation over how the new Mental Health Act should be drafted.
The Liberal Democrat spokesperson for health and social care gave his views in a specially recorded video for Learning Disability Today readers.
Under existing law, people with a learning disability and/or autism can be detained for assessment and treatment, even though their conditions are not medically treatable.
If this has happened to you or someone you know, you can share your feedback with the government review team with a view to seeing practices change through revisions to the law.
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