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Facilities and services for patients who have chronic persisting severe disabilities resulting from mental illness

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A Working Party Report on behalf of the Executive Committee of the General Psychiatry Section of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Since the early 1960s, it has been official policy to develop locally based alternatives to the mental hospital for the care of people suffering from persistent severe mental illness. This Working Party Report identifies the major shortcomings of the implementation of this policy for people with persistent mental illness and sets out a number of recommendations to redress these deficiencies.

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Members of the Working Party

S. R. Hirsch (Chairman), T. K. J. Craig, C. Dean, D. Hollander, F. Holloway, J. Howat, J. Jenkins, D. Kingdon, P. Liddle, C. Pantelis, S. Pilling, G. Shepherd, M. Slater and G. Thornicroft.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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