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Letters Treatment abroad

A long journey to healing

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 25 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d447
  1. Tayeem Pathan, specialist trainee year 6, psychiatry1,
  2. Amra S Rao, consultant clinical psychologist2
  1. 1Abraham Cowley Unit, Surrey and Borders Foundation Trust, St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey KT16 0EA, UK
  2. 2East London Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. tayeem{at}

This news article highlights a growing trend among UK patients to travel abroad for treatment.1 Interestingly, there have been no reports of people travelling outside the country for treatment of mental disorders. Recently, a team from East London NHS Foundation Trust visited Bangladesh to share knowledge and skills …

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