Guidance published on patients’ choice in mental health care

NHS England has published guidance for commissioners, GPs and providers to help them support patients to choose their mental health care.

From 1 April 2014 patients with mental health conditions have had the same rights as physical health patients to choose where they have their first outpatient appointment.

They are able to choose any clinically appropriate provider in England as long as a CCG or NHS England has a contract with them.

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