These documents were prepared by Dr J. A. Baldwin, Dr J. Leff and Professor J. K. Wing at the request of the Executive Committee of the Social and Community Psychiatry Group of the College. After extensive consultation they were approved by the Executive and Finance Committee as representing the policy of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Copies of the Code of Practice (Annex B), and of the unpublished Annex C, Technical Arrangements for Ensuring Confidentiality and Annex D, General Features of Medical Information Systems, are obtainable from Professor J. K. Wing, M.R.C. Social Psychiatry Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF.