This paper identifies the challenges of interpreting and implementing appropriate eligibility criteria and assessment processes in adult mental health services, with reference to an inner‐city Trust's own protocols. Central guidance, local interpretation and professional judgment are all legitimate contributions, but also confound both the concept and processes of entry to service.
Firth, M., Hanily, F. and Garratt, P. (2008), "Initial Assessment and Eligibility for Secondary Care Mental Health Services: Not a Simple Equation", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 16 No. 6, pp. 41-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/14769018200800046Download as .RIS
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