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Difficulties in visiting a mental health patient because of distance

Monday, 18 January 2016
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Mental Health Act 1983: Code of Practice states that:
 14.85 "When a patient’s carer informs the commissioner of difficulties in visiting the patient because of the distance that they need to travel, the commissioner should consider whether they can provide any assistance to support the patient’s carer to visit and maintain contact with the patient. The commissioner should inform the carer that they can request a carer’s assessment from the local authority. CCGs should work with the relevant NHS Commissioning Board regional team under these circumstances to seek to move the patient closer to their preferred location."

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/435512/MHA_Code_of_Practice.PDF