Background and Aims

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment of mental health services in acute trust references the work of 27 London acute emergency departments to audit people presenting at emergency departments in August 2019 with a mental health related problem. 

Outcomes and Benefits

The audit found that 72 percent of attendances were outside of working hours (9am to 5pm) and that a high proportion of people were living alone and had problems that included self-harm, suicide attempts, depression and alcohol misuse. 

Additional Information

You can find out more about the audit by accessing the CQC ASMAT Report. 

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 Content last updated: 09/03/2021

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