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Mental health plans are not being fully implemented in England

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7517.592-b (Published 15 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:592
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. London

    Over half of all patients on the care programme approach—the process used by mental health services to document care—still don't have a written care plan or a phone number to call in an emergency, six years after the national service framework for mental health recommended that they should.

    These findings come from a survey by the Healthcare Commission of 26 500 users …

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