Skip to main content
×
×
Home

Aftercare under the 1983 Mental Health Act

  • Ellen Wilkinson (a1) and Hayley Richards (a1)
Abstract

The aftercare of psychiatric patients discharged from hospital is currently under debate among clinicians and in the media. Our study audited the planning of aftercare for detained patients discharged under section 117 of the 1983 Mental Health Act. Our completed audit cycle showed how discharge planning can be improved yet underlines the difficulties encountered in providing for this vulnerable patient group.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Aftercare under the 1983 Mental Health Act
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Aftercare under the 1983 Mental Health Act
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Aftercare under the 1983 Mental Health Act
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Corresponding author
Correspondence
References
Hide All
Code of Practice, Mental Health Act 1983 (1990) HMSO.
Department of Health (1990) Health and Social Services Development ‘Caring for People’. The Care Programme Approach for people with a mental illness referred to the specialist psychiatric services. Joint Health/Social Services Circular HC(90) 23/LASSL (90) 11.
Department of Health (1993) Legislation planned to provide for supervised discharge of psychiatric patients. Press release H93/908 Virginia Bottomley announces 10 point plan for developing successful and safe community care. London: DoH.
Mental Health Act Commission (1985) First Biennial Report HMSO.
Mental Health Act Commission (1987) Second Biennial Report HMSO.
Mental Health Act Commission (1989) Third Biennial Report HMSO.
Mental Health Act Commission (1991) Fourth Biennial Report HMSO.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 4 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 13 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 15th July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Aftercare under the 1983 Mental Health Act

  • Ellen Wilkinson (a1) and Hayley Richards (a1)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *