Submit a request for a section 47 or section 48 patient to be returned (remitted)

Complete this form before returning (remitting) a restricted patient from hospital to a prison or secure establishment.


Report for returning section 47 or 48 prisoners to prison

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This form should be filled in by the clinician who’s responsible for the care of the section 47/49 or section 48/49 restricted patient.

You must complete it before the patient can be returned to prison or other secure institution.

Email the completed form to the relevant Mental Health Casework team as shown below.

Last name of patient Casework team Email to
A to Gile Team 1
Gilf to Nicholl Team 2
Nicholm to Z Team 3
Published 27 February 2011
Last updated 1 March 2018 + show all updates
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