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Potential Impact on the 'Nearest Relative'

Sigita Cerbule
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Independent Review of the Mental Health Act – Potential Impact on the ‘Nearest Relative’ Professor Sir Simon Wessely carried out an Independent Review of the Mental Health Act some time ago now. This landmark review revealed/confirmed that...

What Powers do Nearest Relatives have?

Emily Brown
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Here at Biscoes we are often contacted by worried family members of individuals detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended) (MHA 1983). We will always ask the question, “are you the Nearest Relative for this family member?” Often,...

How do we identify someone's 'Nearest Relative'?

India Jefferson-Grant
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Here at Biscoes we are often contacted by worried family members of individuals detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended) (MHA 1983). We will always ask the question, “are you the Nearest Relative for this family member?” Often, they...