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Mental Health Cop

You may remember the Crisis Care Concordat from early 2014? – very much led by Norman LAMB MP, who was then Minister of State for Mental Health. It led to a brief bureacracy that drove various meetings, plans and activities: including commitments by organisations to various things including a reduction in the use of police cells as a Place of Safety under the Mental Health Act 1983; a 30 minute response time by the Ambulance Service to detentions under s136 MHA (except in South East Coast Ambulance Service who would prefer to have an hour) and to much better training, data and cooperation across the piste.

The Concordat imposed deadlines which were publically monitored by which areas had to commit to delivering on the principles of the Concordat and then to the development of an Action Plan which outlines how problems, gaps and issues would be addressed. Once the public…

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Dr. Sally Pezaro

Personal Academic Blog: This is the research blog of Dr. Sally Pezaro. Sally is an academic midwife working to secure excellence in maternity services. Specialist interests include psychological wellbeing in midwifery populations, the use of social media in research, teaching and professional regulation.



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