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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

College responds to publication of interim Winterbourne review

Embargoed until 25 June 2012

The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes the publication of the interim Winterbourne report by the Departmetn of Health on 25 June 2012.

Dr Ian Hall, Chair of the College's Faculty of Intellectual Disability, said: "The College wants to ensure that people with learning disabilities who have challenging behaviour are supported in the best, most person-centred way, and have all their clinical needs properly addressed. To achieve this, we are working closely with other stakeholders to develop guidance for commissioners and to set standards for professionals."

For further information, please contact:
Claire McLoughlin or Deborah Hart in the Communications Department.

Telephone: 0203 701 2544 or 0203 701 2538


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