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Putting it into Practice: Will the New Mental Health Act Slow Down or Accelerate Integrated Working?

Joan Rapaport (Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London)
Jill Manthorpe (Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London)

Journal of Integrated Care

ISSN: 1476-9018

Article publication date: 1 August 2008

Abstract

The modernisation of mental health legislation took time in England and Wales, and resulted in an amendment to the law through the Mental Health Act 2007. The changes under way are extensive, and will affect the mental health workforce. This article outlines some of the changes and new roles, and argues that workforce changes are important features of the new legislation that confirm policy goals of integrated working and practice.

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Rapaport, J. and Manthorpe, J. (2008), "Putting it into Practice: Will the New Mental Health Act Slow Down or Accelerate Integrated Working?", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 22-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/14769018200800029

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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