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Implications of supervision registers in psychiatry

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 03 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:611
  1. R Pugh,
  2. J Gardner,
  3. R Allen
  1. Camden and Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust, St Luke's- Woodside Hospital, London N10 3HU.

    EDITOR, - Recent incidents have led to concern that discharged psychiatric patients may pose a risk to themselves or others.1, 2 The Clunis inquiry recommended the establishment of a special supervision group to monitor those patients presenting most risk.3 Patients were deemed to need close supervision if they fulfilled two of the following criteria: they had been detained several times under the Mental Health Act, had a history of violence or persistent …

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