The Chief Psychiatrist advises that from Tuesday 14 July 2020, the Clinical Helpdesk will be closed until we are able staff it consistently.
During this period, we advise that Clinical Directors of Mental Health in each of the Health Service Providers (HSPs) are the designated primary contacts for clinical and Mental Health Act 2014 interface queries from their staff, unless HSPs advise their service of another appropriate local advisory process.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
We are available to discuss particularly complex clinical and Mental Health Act 2014 interface issues with senior clinicians, where escalation for advice at local health service level has not provided a clear way forward.
Dr Sophie Davison