06 December 2011
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Avoiding pitfalls in filling in Form 5 of the Mental Health Act 2001

The aim of this guide is to support the GP who assesses a patient with a mental illness and decides they may require an involuntary admission to hospital. We wish to highlight the common clerical and other errors in filling out Form 5 which invalidate the process. For the purposes of this guide, we presume the applicant is a family member and the recommendation to admit the patient is in his or her best interests.

Updated December 2011

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 Avoiding pitfalls in filling in form 5 of the Mental Health Act 2001 (Avoiding_pitfalls_in_filling_form_5_of_the_Mental_Health_Act_2001_Updated_December_2011.pdf | 162 KB)

Avoiding pitfalls in filling in form 5 of the Mental Health Act 2001