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Guidance on patients’ choice in mental health care

 

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Guidance on patients’ choice in mental health care

NHS England has published guidance for commissioners, GPs and providers to help them support patients to choose their mental health care.

From 1 April 2014 patients with mental health conditions have had the same rights as physical health patients to choose where they have their first outpatient appointment.

Commissioners, GPs and providers are encouraged to adopt the interim guidance while NHS England consults further with them on areas that need to be improved.