Putting Patients First

Mental Health Cop

I had an absolutely horrible thought the other day – I had to wonder out loud whether it was really right to put patients first … the very public that the police are here to serve? I immediately felt very awkward indeed because even as my mouth was asking me the question I could tell my brain wanted to say, “Yes!” on principle AND say “No!” with reference to specific examples. And I must insist: I’m almost indignant with myself for asking the question and feeling that the answer occasionally may be in the negative. I know I’m going to get a slap for this post from a friend of mine who is a mental health lead in a police force, but she really got me thinking.

This all arises from a discussion about how the police should approach the issue of structuring partnership and a remark by a police…

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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