CPFT Chief Exec backs crisis care agreement

Aidan Thomas welcomes move aimed at improving standards across the country

CPFT Chief Exec backs crisis care agreement
19 February 2014

The Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust has backed a new agreement between police, mental health trusts and paramedics aimed at improving standards of care in mental health.

The agreement – called the Crisis Care Concordat – has been signed by more than 20 national organisations in a bid to improve conditions of care for people experiencing crisis such as suicidal thoughts or significant anxiety.

Aidan Thomas said: "CPFT already works closely with police and other agencies to ensure anyone experiencing a crisis receives the best possible care.

"The Crisis Care Concordat will further enhance standards across the country.

"We welcome any move which will help people get the most urgent and appropriate help to set them on the path to recovery."

There is more on the Department of Health's announcement here.

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For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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