Rights have dominated political discourse this past week with the Tories plan to abolish the Human Rights Act looking likely to be a huge issue in the coming months.
MENTAL health services are struggling to cope amid an increase in the number of vulnerable patients being detained in hospital, according to the head of a government watchdog.
THE number of people in Scotland being detained under mental health legislation is at its highest since the law was overhauled a decade ago.
I NOTE with interest your interview with the outgoing chief executive of Scotland's Mental Welfare Commission ("World looks to Scotland after mental health care improved", The Herald, February 7).
THE head of the Scottish mental welfare watchdog Dr Donald Lyons believes significant advances have been made over recent years in the treatment of people with psychiatric illnesses and learning difficulties.