Mental health liaison

We need to ensure commissioning and provision of mental health liaison services [1] meets national quality standards and includes provision for users of both planned and unplanned care, in line with the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) report into Mental Health in General Hospitals: Treat as One) recommendations.

Recommended actions to take

Deliver national standard mental health liaison services:

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[1] Liaison services are in-reach by mental health into acute trusts and were introduced to ensure there is no gap in care for people with a mental health condition attending or being admitted to acute trusts.


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