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Prosecutions against some black and minority-ethnic suspects should be deferred or dropped to help tackle the criminal justice system’s bias against them, according to a highly critical report written by the Labour MP David Lammy at the request of the prime minister. Lammy said allowances should also be made for younger defendants’ immaturity and criminal

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By Professor Kamaldeep Bhui The prime minister, Theresa May, has described shortfalls in mental health care as a “burning injustice” in our country. Her government has pledged to overhaul the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) after concluding that “discriminatory use” of the legislation is part of the problem. The MHA is used more often for

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Is there institutional racism in mental health care? Watch here  Black people are being failed by the UK’s mental health services because of “institutional racism”, it has been warned. How does this affect those who experience it? When Eche Egbuonu, who has bipolar disorder, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, he should have been

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Quality improvement approaches – increasingly well-established in NHS acute hospitals – could play a key role in improving the quality of mental health care. A growing number of mental health providers (in the UK and beyond) are beginning to embed quality improvement across their organisations, with some encouraging results. The approach is based on the

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Teachers fear Muslim pupils are being increasingly stigmatised as a result of the government’s Prevent agenda in schools and colleges, potentially making them reluctant to share concerns about extremism, according to research. School and college staff who were surveyed for the study by Coventry, Durham and Huddersfield universities also raised concerns about the effectiveness of

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