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London unites to provide high quality mental health care

The Mental Health Compact for London sets out cross-agency working to ensure high quality care for people in mental health crisis.

It sets out working between London’s mental health and acute trusts, Local Authorities, CCGs, NHS England and NHS Improvement, London Ambulance Service and Police services.

We intend to establish a common understanding of what is expected from each part of the health and care system in providing access to mental health inpatient facilities in London, including health-based places of safety for patients in mental health crisis.

Drawing on existing regulations and policies governing mental health services in London and England, as well as existing good practice, the Compact outlines the roles and responsibilities of individual organisations along all children and young people and adult patient pathways to admission.

Read the London Mental Health Compact