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Community care law for psychiatrists

  • Danny Allen (a1)
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Although psychiatrists are well-acquainted with the Mental Health Act 1983, most are unlikely to know much about community care law, despite the fact that its provisions have the potential to significantly improve the level of service for the users. This paper explains the meaning of community care law, looks at how it applies to National Health Service trusts and what are the psychiatrists' responsibilities. It examines how community care law works and discusses the significance of ‘fair access to care services’ policy, the meaning of ‘need’, the benefits of direct payments, the significance of housing provision and the role of carers.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Community care law for psychiatrists

  • Danny Allen (a1)
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