AM2 Protocol for 7 day follow up visits following discharge from acute mental health in-patient care

Adult Mental Health (Policies)
Issue No
Issue 1

Target Audience

All staff and services within Adult and Older People’s Mental Health Division


The aim of this guidance is to ensure clarity and consistency in 7DFUP by streamlining practice across the entire acute care service line within the Adult & Older People’s Mental Health Division. Clear guidance on the eligibility, delivery and service responsibilities regarding 7-DFUP visits will greatly assist inpatient, crisis home treatment, and community staff to further develop joint working and ensure that the service user is at the center of a seamless service, and receives support tailored to their needs and risks irrespective of their diagnosis.


Lead executive
Director of Operations

Author and contact number
Clinical Service Manager – AMH Wirral
0151 482 7653

Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

18 February 2010

Approval Meeting

Clinical Practice Standards Sub-Committee (CPS)



AM2 Issue 2 Protocol for 7 day follow up visits following discharge.pdf

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