NHS England, 19 December 2014
NHS England has published updated guidance to help commissioners, GPs and providers support mental health patients exercising their legal rights to choose who provides their care and treatment.
In April 2014 the Government established for people with mental health conditions the same legal right to choice of provider as has existed for several years in physical health, representing a major step towards realising parity between physical and mental health.
The guidance has been updated to ensure that it provides the clarity that commissioners, GPs and providers need. In addition a set of clinical scenarios to illustrate how mental health patients’ legal rights should work in practice have been published.
Click here for further information and to download the guidance.