– Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb
“We know the barriers often lie at the crossroads between police and health services. That is why we are working with the Home Office and leaders of the police to look at how we can improve services for the very vulnerable people involved.”
Mental health nurses are to join police offices on patrols in North Yorkshire under new government plans.
The force is one of four across the country taking part in the pilot. Specialist nurses will attend emergencies with officers where it's thought people need immediate mental health support.