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Conveyance of Patients S6 Policy

The MHA Code of Practice (2008 revised 2015) requires local Social Services Authorities (defined in s145 (1) MHA), the NHS and Sussex Police to establish a clear policy for the use of the powers to convey a person to hospital under s6 (1) MHA.

This policy and procedures outline the roles and responsibilities of each of the organisations that are the signatory bodies. This policy and procedures therefore provide guidance for ambulance service personnel, medical and/or other healthcare practitioners, Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs - as defined in s114 Mental Health Act) and police officers.

If you would like to see the Equality & Human Rights Impact Analysis (EHRIA), please click on the link below:

EHRIA - Conveyance of Patients