Implications of supervision registers in psychiatryBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6954.611 (Published 03 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:611
- R Pugh,
- J Gardner,
- R Allen
- 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 …