The Department of Health has published a report on the international experience of community treatment orders commissioned from the Institute of Psychiatry a year ago. But it has been greeted with outrage by pressure groups and the Conservatives who say the report shows 'psychiatric asbos' do not work and therefore should not be included in the Mental Health Bill, currently going through parliament.

The DoH disputes this, and has announced a £1m research programme to examine how supervised community treatment might work in practice.

Read the report and details of the research programme here

The Department of Health has published a report on the international experience of community treatment orders commissioned from the Institute of Psychiatry a year ago. But it has been greeted with outrage by pressure groups and the Conservatives who say the report shows 'psychiatric asbos' do not work and therefore should not be included in the Mental Health Bill, currently going through parliament.

The DoH disputes this, and has announced a£1m research programme to examine how supervised community treatment might work in practice.

Read the report and details of the research programme here