The report provides a summary of the content, discussion and feedback from the launch of London’s section 136 pathway held on Monday 12 December 2016.
Since early 2015, Healthy London Partnership, in partnership with the wider crisis care system, have been working to take forward the recommendation of the London Health Commission to develop a multi-agency model of care for mental health patients in crisis. This work has been led by a multi-agency expert group drawing upon current national and London guidance as well as extensive engagement across the crisis care system. The partnership approach to developing this new model of care has been pivotal to the success of this work, this has been recognised across the system including recognition and endorsement from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
On the 12th of December, Sadiq Khan launched London’s Section 136 pathway and Health Based Place of Safety Specification at an event at City Hall, the guidance sets standards to improve the quality and consistency of care for London’s most vulnerable patients.