Dear Colleagues

Community Treatment Orders were introduced in November 2008 as a way of ensuring that some patients, on discharge from hospital after a period of detention under the Mental Health Act, maintained compliance with their medication. There is not much data about how many Orders have been issued, but it is probably around 4,000 between November 2008 and November 2009.

The Mental Health Foundation is looking to find out what carers of people with more serious mental health problems (in effect, people who have been detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act, and may have been discharged under a CTO) think about the Orders.

Please find a link to a questionnaire below:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CTOsurveyC


Kind Regards,


Claire


Claire Randall
Membership Services Assistant
Tel: 020 7307 2875
Email: claire.randall@attend.org.uk
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