Care of mentally ill people in the community

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6920.62 (Published 01 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:62
  1. T Burns,
  2. K Goddard,
  3. R Bale
  1. Department of Mental Health Services, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE.

    EDITOR, - From a survey of psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, and approved social workers we concluded that the attitudes of mental health professionals towards some form of community supervision order were considerably more positive than expected.1 Graham Thornicroft contests our conclusion,2 citing the written and oral evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Health of 21 national organisations representing the whole range of agencies concerned.3 It was precisely the …

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