Issue details

GMP DN - A0785 Mental Health Tactical Advice

This service is designed to support the police to navigate the health and social care system in cases which involve conveyance to hospital, liaison with community mental health teams, and in particular when they are considering detention under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

The service provides Mental Health Practitioners who are based in the GMP Force Contact Centre (Vulnerability Support Unit) at the Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters.

The contract is a joint agreement between GMP and NHS England.

A direct award is appropriate under regulation 12 (7) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 relating to the award of contracts which establish or implement co-operation between contracting authorities

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/05/2022

Decision due: 19 Apr 2022 by Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA

Contact: Lisa Lees Email:


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