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Letters New mental health bill

Bill aims to protect people at times of high risk

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 12 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:761
  1. Louis Appleby, national clinical director for mental health
  1. Department of Health, London SW1A 2NS
  1. louis.appleby{at}

    Crichton and Darjee claim that the new mental health bill is insufficiently concerned with care and treatment.1 The bill's aim is to ensure that people with mental disorder receive the treatment they need at times of high risk. This will benefit patient and public safety—14% of …

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