Emergency Mental Health Care

Insight into the operational reality at the front line. A complex world of competing demands brought about through functionalisation, and stereotypical thinking.

Mental Health Cop

Last month it was announced that a newly invigorated Care Quality Commission will undertake a review of emergency mental health care.  This follows on from several things and is much broader than the issues arising from the Adebowale Report – recently, this independent Commission into policing and mental health in London which has national implications.  The Adebowale Report made 28 recommendations, two-thirds of which relate to health and social care and so it was well said that “The Metropolitan Police can’t do this alone”.  It was (partly) in response to those issues that the CQC announced their review.

What else could be done? – well, most operational police officers could list a range of things from our experience and if anyone thinks I’ve missed any points here, you should feel free to let me know or add a comment to the blog below.  I’m going to make sure via…

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