Letters Detention of psychiatric patients

Too many psychiatric beds have been lost

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5596 (Published 18 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5596
  1. Conor J Davidson, consultant psychiatrist1
  1. 1Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust, Bootham Park Hospital, York YO30 7BY, UK
  1. conor.davidson{at}nhs.net

That MPs are calling for an investigation into how psychiatric patients are detained doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.1 It is an open secret among general adult psychiatrists that there is a national bed …

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