— "Introduced as part of the Mental Health Act (MHA) in 2007, community treatment orders (CTOs) enable people detained under the MHA to be discharged into the community providing they meet certain conditions. This may include, for example, living in a certain place, attending appointments with mental health professionals, or not taking drugs and drinking alcohol. If they don’t comply, they may be recalled to hospital under the MHA. ... Between February 2019 and November 2021, Mental Health Act Reviewers from the London region explored how CTOs were being used in 9 boroughs across London." They spoke to patients, carers and relatives, care co-ordinators, RCs, AMHPs, managers of community services, MHA administrators, and IMHAs (but did not speak to legal representatives).
Full details available at: https://www.mentalhealthlaw.co.uk/Care_Quality_Commission,_%27Mental_Health_Act_community_treatments_orders_(CTO)_-_focused_visits_report%27_(1/11/22)?id=240923-0922