– Vivienne Bennett, Director of Nursing
Nurses play an invaluable role in helping people with mental health problems and these new street triage pilots will make sure that people get the help and assessments they need as quickly as possible in times of crisis.
By doing this it ensures people needing assistance are in the right environment and have access to better treatment and care. This is a great example of collaborative working and better integration of services.
Specialist mental health nurses are to join police officers on patrols around London, as part of a pioneering programme to improve the care given to individuals with mental health problems.