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Aftercare: who attends section 117 meetings?

  • Rosemary Lethem (a1)
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The purpose of aftercare is to enable patients to return to their home or accommodation other than a hospital or nursing home, and to minimse the need for future in-patient care. Under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983, local health and social services authorities have a legal duty to provide aftercare for certain categories of patients when they leave hospital (Department of Health and Welsh Office, 1993).

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Department or Health and Welsh Office (1993) Code of Practice, Mental Health Act 1983.
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Aftercare: who attends section 117 meetings?

  • Rosemary Lethem (a1)
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