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Borderline personality disorder: recognition and management [CG78]

Measuring the use of this guidance


When discharging a person with borderline personality disorder from secondary care to primary care, discuss the process with them and, whenever possible, their family or carers beforehand. Agree a care plan that specifies the steps they can take to try to manage their distress, how to cope with future crises and how to re-engage with community mental health services if needed. Inform the GP.

What was measured: Proportion of people (case note review) with personality disorder who committed suicide or homicide that were involved in the planning of their transfer or discharge from care.
Data collection end: December 2013
Area covered: UK
Source: National Confidential Enquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness: Safer Care for Patients with Personality Disorder

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