Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) - What?
What is a community treatment order (CTO)?
A community treatment order (CTO) is part 17A of the Mental Health Act.
A CTO allows you to leave hospital and be treated safely in the community rather than hospital.
A CTO means that you have to keep to certain conditions in the community. An example of a condition could be where you take your medication. Your responsible clinician (RC) will write down your conditions for you. Your RC can make you come back to hospital if you do not follow the conditions of your CTO. Your RC can also make you go back to hospital if they feel you have become unwell.
Your RC is in charge of your CTO so it is important that you know who your responsible clinician is.
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