It is vital that the right agency deals with health related calls. It has been shown to improve outcomes, reduce demand on all services, and make sure the right care is being delivered by the right person.
The Police are not the right agency to attend these calls, we are not trained, and do not have the correct equipment. Despite the greatest care our attendance can be detrimental to the patient.
That does not stop the police continuing to perform their key role of keeping people safe and where there is a real and immediate risk to life or of serious harm – officers will respond swiftly as we currently do.
You can find a limited number of self-referral options below.