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Collection of Out of Area Placements (OAPS) for adults in acute mental health inpatient services Direction 2016

A Direction given by the Secretary of State for Health requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate an informatics support service for the collection of information about Out of Area Placements (OAPS) for adults in mental health inpatient services.


To support the Government's national ambition to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements for adult acute inpatients by 2020/21.

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Last edited: 26 September 2022 9:38 am