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Calls to end out-of-area placements for mental health patients

18 January 2022

Around 40% of mental health patients are placed on wards outside their local area, which “dislocated them not just from their family, but also from their [NHS] community team,” says Professor Helen Killaspy (UCL Psychiatry).

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