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Nurses to help police with mental health incidents

A new team of crisis nurses has been deployed to the control room at the Lincolnshire Police headquarters to help officers deal with incidents involving mental health issues. The £60,000 pilot project is being funded by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones and involves nurses from Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust supporting front-line officers. Officers on patrol across the county have said they are increasingly having to deal with cases which involve mental health and learning disabilities. The crisis nurses will be on hand six days a week to offer advice and help officers deal with situations or direct them to alternative services. PCC Marc Jones has said the pilot, which will last 12 months, will be fully evaluated and if successful a full business case will submitted for continued funding.