Theresa May has unveiled plans for nurses to accompany police officers when they are dealing with those perceived to have a mental illness, particularly when it is likely the individual is going to be detained under the mental health act.
What do you think?
- Will this recommendation improve safety for mental health patients detained in police custody?
- Should the police be offered better training in dealing with mental health problems?
- Would it be more appropriate for those with the power to apply the MHA to accompany the police?
- Does this open up possibilities for senior nurses to have the power to section?