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Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings

Quality standard

Statement 1 People admitted to an inpatient mental health setting have access to independent advocacy services.

Statement 2 People admitted to specialist inpatient mental health settings outside the area in which they live have a review of their placement at least every 3 months.

Statement 3 People discharged from an inpatient mental health setting have their care plan sent within 24 hours to everyone identified in the plan as involved in their ongoing care.

Statement 4 People who have a risk of suicide identified at preparation for discharge from an inpatient mental health setting are followed up within 48 hours of being discharged.