Simon Lawton-Smith

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INTRODUCTION This policy paper considers what the long-term conditions policies in England and other countries could learn from the experience of the Care Programme Approach (CPA). The CPA was introduced in England in April 1991 as the statutory framework for people requiring support in the community for more severe and enduring mental health problems. The(More)
The government has embarked on an ambitious plan to make patient choice central to the way healthcare and treatment are delivered. Mental healthcare is incorporated into this agenda. This editorial considers the implications of patient choice for psychiatry and some of the main challenges associated with this policy.