Rachel Garrett

An inquest recently concluded in Sussex will lead to a Coroner writing to NHS England and it touches upon a number of issues which feature regularly on this blog.  Rachel Garrett, from Hove in Sussex died after falling from a cliff top in Brighton in July 2020 when police officers and a mental health nurse […]

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Rebecca Fisher

A new Preventing Future Deaths report will be of relevance and interest to those involved in knowing more about this topic area. A side-note to begin with: I regularly read the website of the Chief Coroner, where PFD notices are regularly uploaded (and often the responses of organisations) – it always feels inappropriate, as if […]

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Immediate Risk to Life

In light of the recent announcement by the Metropolitan Police about declining to attend emergency mental health calls unless there is an ‘immediate risk to life’ (IRTL), I thought a post on this topic would be helpful, because simple though the phrase sounds, it’s been subject to consideration in the UK’s highest court and probably […]

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