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Better information for paramedics and mental health nurses

NHS Digital has taken a crucial step towards a more joined-up health and care system with the launch of the new national record locator service.

The service will allow triage personnel such as mental health nurses and paramedics, who are called to a patient in distress, to find out whether a patient they are treating has a mental health crisis plan.

Those who do can be transported to a more appropriate care setting than A&E or provided with alternative, community-based care as indicated in the crisis plan.