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Mental health patients will be involved in decisions about care

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People using mental health services are to be given more choice about how they are treated.

In response to the 'Liberating the NHS: No decision about me, without me' consultation, ministers have outlined steps to increase patient involvement in decisions about care and treatment.

These include a pledge for the NHS Constitution to promote individual care plans, which will act as written agreements between patients and GPs on decisions made about their care and an NHS Choice Framework, setting out the choices patients have around their care, including choosing a GP.

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