New rights should be given to severely ill mental health patients detained in hospital to stop abuse and neglect of this vulnerable group, a review says.

The 1983 Mental Health Act is outdated and needs an overhaul, sectioning is being misused and does not properly protect patients’ the rights, it says.

The independent review – ordered by government – heard from patients who had suffered during their detentions.

The prime minister said the injustices were unacceptable and promised

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