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GPs need training in care programme approach more than in supervised discharge

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.61b (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:61
  1. Jonathan Bindman, Lecturer in community psychiatrya,
  2. Andrew Beck, Research workera,
  3. Graham Thornicroft, Professor of community psychiatrya
  1. a Section of Community Psychiatry (PRISM), Institute of Psychiatry, London SE5 8AF

    Editor—In her editorial on patients in the community Julie K Johnston suggests that up to two thirds of the 5000 psychiatric patients compulsorily admitted at any one time could be suitable for community supervision under the Mental Health (Patients in the Community) Act 1995, which introduced a new power of “supervised discharge.”1 She outlines the implications of the act for, among others, general practitioners, …

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