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Deaths of people treated under the Mental Health Act rose during pandemic*

The number of deaths of people being treated under the Mental Health Act in England rose during the coronavirus pandemic, estimates suggest.

The Care Quality Commission's (CQC) findings come amid concerns over staff shortages in psychiatric units.

"The number of deaths of people being treated under the Mental Health Act in England rose during the coronavirus pandemic, estimates suggest. The Care Quality Commission's (CQC) findings come amid concerns over staff shortages in psychiatric units. Some 490 people died while detained under the act in the year to March 2021 - 324 of them for non-Covid reasons, the regulator says” Ref: BBC report on the CQC COVID-19 Insight 9

Read the CQC report in full here https://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/major-reports/covid-19-insight-9-our-data

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