College responds to Met’s 999 plans

College President Dr Adrian James took to the airwaves last week to express concern about reported plans from the Metropolitan police to stop attending 999 calls about mental health incidents from September.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme, Dr James said:

"I think it's too short a period of time. I think that Sir Mark should look very closely at whether there is some flexibility around that."

The College’s call for the policy change to be delayed was covered by over 50 broadcasters including BBC News, Sky News and Good Morning Britain as well as over 115 newspapers and online news sites including the Daily Mail and The Guardian.

The College will continue to raise concerns on behalf of members to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and other key stakeholders. 

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