The Care Quality Commission is seeking feedback on the quality of mental health crisis care from people who work in or have experience of using services.
The social care regulator is keen to hear about the standard of crisis care on offer in different areas. This includes community mental health services, Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) teams and other agencies such as GPs, hospitals and the police.
The feedback will be used to inform the CQC’s national review of mental health crisis care. The regulator wants to map the support available in different areas and investigate the variation in the quality of care on offer.
You can tell the regulator about your experience using the links below:
- Share your own personal experience
- Share an experience about a friend, a member of your family or someone you care for
- Share an experience as a member of a local group or organisation
The CQC’s review comes in the wake of a series of investigations highlighting issues with crisis care. In October, one of the country’s top psychiatrists said that the mental health system was in ‘crisis’ after a Community Care and BBC News investigation revealed that the NHS had closed over 1,700 mental health beds since April 2011.