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Nurses on patrol with Met Police

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.

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Nurses to accompany police on call-outs

The Met Police is re-thinking the way it deals with cases involving vulnerable people, by drafting in the help of specialist nurses.

Officers will work alongside medical teams in cases involving people suffering from mental health problems, to make sure they get the specialist care they need.

Today, Marcia Rigg whose brother Sean died in police custody, welcomed the changes - but said they don't go far enough.

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