This POSTnote will identify the factors contributing to the health inequalities experienced by men and analyse the policy interventions in healthcare.
- Work on this briefing will commence later in 2023 and is not yet open for stakeholder contributions.
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The Government intends to reform the Mental Health Act (1983) and published a draft Bill in 2022. The draft Bill removes learning disabilities and autism as conditions for which people can be detained for treatment in some circumstances. The principle of removing learning disability and autism from the definition of the Act is widely supported by stakeholders, but there are concerns that this could mean that people will be diverted to the criminal justice system, or be inappropriately detained under different legal powers, with safeguards that some view as less stringent.
This POSTnote will explore the implications of the proposals, stakeholder perspectives, and highlight the related complexities arising from the interface between the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act.
Work on this briefing will begin later in 2023 and is not yet open for stakeholder contributions.
This POSTnote will outline how reproductive organoids, which imitate the structure and function of reproductive organs, and artificial germ cells can be used to inform fertility research.
This POSTnote will provide an overview of the potential policy issues that AI raises. These could include economic and societal benefits, and risks relating to disinformation, national security, as well as existential risks.