Researchers awarded grant by Care Quality Commission to conduct research into international mental health monitoring mechanisms
23 October 2012
Professor Rachel Murray
Dr Judy Laing and Professor Rachel Murray of the Human Rights Implementation Centre have been awarded a grant by the Care Quality Commission to conduct comparative research into international mental health monitoring mechanisms. The CQC is currently reviewing its monitoring and regulatory strategy and, as part of that process, is keen to explore and compare monitoring regimes in other jurisdictions. The results of this study will inform the CQC's thinking on the most effective why to protect the rights of people who are subject to the powers of the Mental Health Act. And in particular, how to ensure that the monitoring role complies with our obligations under the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and fits in to the general healthcare regulatory regime.
For further details please contact Dr Judy Laing or Professor Rachel Murray.