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Mental health care plan welcomed by Scottish watchdog

A new way of helping people with serious mental health problems has been welcomed by a healthcare watchdog.

"Intensive home treatment teams" take the experts to the patient's own home, avoiding a hospital visit even for some patients who are suicidal.

The Mental Welfare Commission said that, despite initial safety concerns, the scheme is proving a success.

BBC Scotland's health correspondent Eleanor Bradford reports.

  • 27 Jun 2013