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Working for the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland: Report of a senior registrar attachment

  • Rhona Morrison (a1) and John Geddes (a2)
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In this article we describe a six-month attachment to the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland undertaken as part of higher professional training. We discuss the training benefits of such an attachment, emphasising the valuable overview it provided of mental health policy and the use of guardianship and leave of absence.

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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.
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Correspondence: Dr J. Geddes, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX
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Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (1994) Annual Report 1992–3. Edinburgh: Mental Welfare Commission.
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Royal College of Psychiatrists (1993) Community Supervision Orders. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Symonds, R. L. (1993) Guardianship – a case for wider use. Psychiatric Bulletin, 17, 276278.
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Working for the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland: Report of a senior registrar attachment

  • Rhona Morrison (a1) and John Geddes (a2)
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