THIS POLICY IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW WITH THE POLICY AUTHOR

WHILST THE POLICY IS UNDER REVIEW, THE CONTENT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS REMAINING CURRENT PRACTICE

pdf Conveyance of Patients Under Section 6 of the Mental Health Act (441 KB)

KEY POLICY POINTS:

  • This is a multi agency policy demonstrating commitment by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and Local Authorities of East and West Sussex and Brighton & Hove.
  • Sets out guidance to managers and staff undertaking duties concerning conveyance following Mental Health Act assessment.
  • Provides the legal framework which underpins the duties and responsibilities.
  • Describes the process of conveyance of patients to hospital following assessment under the MHA.
  • Describes professional duties of Approved Mental Health Professionals who lead in arranging conveyance and confirms the right of delegation to another agency.
  • Describes the responsibility of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust in providing conveyance within a reasonable and agreed time frame.
  • Describes the role of Sussex Police when assistance is required because of potential risk posed by patient.
  • Gives guidance on use of restraint.
  • Provides guidance on out of area conveyance and responsibilities.
  • Describes the monitoring and review process through multi agency meetings.

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

pdf EHRIA - Conveyance of Patients (352 KB)