On behalf of the MHC, Prospectus reviewed two areas of the Mental Health Act:  Rules governing the use of electro-convulsive therapy and Rules governing the use of Seclusion and Mechanical Restraint under Section 69 of the Mental Health Act 2001 including a review of the Code of Practice on the use of physical restraint in approved centres.

These reviews followed robust processes which were consistent, open, transparent and objective. For each review the final report was informed by international thinking, a comprehensive literature review and policy analysis as well as stakeholder consultation. They then formed the basis for the MHC revision and updating of these Rules for use by mental health service providers.