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06 Mar 2015

New Mental Health rights proposed by minister Norman Lamb

Care Minister Norman Lamb said the changes would put people in charge of their care, and promote community support as an alternative to hospital.

Mr Lamb admitted many families felt “their concerns are ignored”.

Ministers pledged to move patients out of hospitals and into community care after the Winterbourne View scandal.

At Winterbourne View, a private hospital near Bristol, the BBC’s Panorama programme exposed abuse of patients by staff in 2011.

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