The Paramedic Series of blogs, is specifically targetted at my colleagues in green after being developed in support of inputs I give as a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Worcester and Coventry, who train West Midlands Ambulance Service crews.
Summarised posts on the interaction between these two crucial 999 services, with links to posts which explain laws and police responses which are relevant to paramedics and technicians. You can easily make a reference resource around this stuff on your SmartPhone, if you wish.
- When You Call Us
- When We Call You
- Mental Health Act / Mental Capacity Act Assessments
- Mental Capacity Act: What Does The Law Say
- The Use of Force
- What Is An AMHP?
- Is It Necessary (to instigate section 136 MHA)?
- Only Following Orders
- The Coroner’s Courtroom << Please read this! – 999 jobs in private homes.
Don’t forget three methods of using this blog to find out more:
- There is a full index of almost 700 posts on all manner of topics.
- There is a series of “Quick Guides” originally intended for police officers, but some will be of interest to paramedics.
- There is a “Search” facility in the top right hand corner: any keywords on policing / mental health will bring up the relevant posts.
Update on 01st April 2015 – since writing this article, a new Code of Practice has come into effect in England. It doesn’t substantially alter these posts but reference numbers have changed from the old Code. My summary post about the new Code of Practice (2015) is here, the new Reference Guide is here and the full document is here. The Code of Practice (Wales) remains unchanged but is under revision.
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