The British Medical Association, Royal College of Nurses and Royal College of Psychiatrists will be among those giving evidence to a cross-party committee scrutinising the Mental Health Bill before it passes through the Commons.

Peers and MPs will focus on the six areas of the bill amended after votes in the Lords. Amicus and the Mental Health Nurses Association are already warning that the government's desire to have more people with severe personality disorders confined would be 'severely undermined' by a 19 per cent drop in dedicated mental health hospital beds over the last decade.

www.amicus-mhna.org

The British Medical Association, Royal College of Nurses and Royal College of Psychiatrists will be among those giving evidence to a cross-party committee scrutinising the Mental Health Bill before it passes through the Commons.

Peers and MPs will focus on the six areas of the bill amended after votes in the Lords. Amicus and the Mental Health Nurses Association are already warning that the government's desire to have more people with severe personality disorders confined would be 'severely undermined' by a 19 per cent drop in dedicated mental health hospital beds over the last decade.

www.amicus-mhna.org