Published online by Cambridge University Press: 03 June 2022
Everyone deprived of their liberty must have a right of appeal. Patients detained under the MHA have two rights of appeal. They may appeal against their detention or CTO to the Hospital Managers (usually a group of people appointed for the purpose of hearing appeals) and to the First-Tier Tribunal of the Health, Education and Social Care chamber, known as the FTT, the Mental Health Tribunal or just the Tribunal. All appeals panels consist of three people.