Care, not custody
Daniel Allen Health writer
Paramedics in Derbyshire have joined police and mental health nurses to improve how emergency services respond to people who call 999 when in crisis
The Mental Health Triage Hub based at Derbyshire Constabulary’s call centre in Ripley began as a pilot in 2014. Its focus was specialist intervention when police were considering using Section 136 of the Mental Health Act, which officers can apply if they suspect a person has a mental illness and needs ‘care and control’ in a place of safety.
Emergency Nurse. 27, 2, 8-9. doi: 10.7748/en.27.2.8.s8