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Supervised community treatment: Guidance for clinicians

Abstract:
This article describes the background to the introduction of supervised community treatment (SCT) in the 2007 amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 for England and Wales. The evidence base for the use of SCT in the UK and in other countries to date is considered, and guidance from the literature regarding the decision to impose it is reviewed. Early local experience of SCT is described, in part through a number of fictitious vignettes. Finally, we present a set of guidelines which may be used by clinicians when considering SCT.

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10.1192/apt.bp.109.007203

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Advances in Psychiatric Treatment
Volume:
16
Issue:
4
Pages:
253-259
Publication date:
2010-07-05
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ISSN:
1355-5146
URN:
uuid:39c3b623-9622-4807-b14d-160c94660f2b
Source identifiers:
404034
Local pid:
pubs:404034
Language:
English

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