‘Too many’ mentally ill end up in cells not hospital

BBC News, 22 October 2014

Too many people in the middle of a mental health crisis end up locked in police cells after being turned away from hospitals, says a report.

People are being turned away because of full wards, staff shortages or because they are too young or too drunk, said the Care Quality Commission (CQC)…

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Policing and mental health explored further

UK Parliament, 2 September 2014

The Home Affairs Committee took evidence on policing and mental health on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

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Police chief calls for records access

E-Health Insider, 11 August 2014

Police should be given greater access to medical records without patient consent, a senior police chief has argued in an interview in which he also called for a register of vulnerable people to be set up to facilitate this…

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