Alternatives to Emergency departments

For many years in both England and Auckland, New Zealand. I worked in a psychiatric liason role meaning that I would be called to assess people who presented with a mental health crisis at the emergency department. I am interested in pathways to and through care. It was a privilege to co-supervise Hons student Jessica Crawford’s dissertation. We produced a paper on The impact of walk-in centres and GP co-operatives on emergency department presentations: A systematic review of the literature with Simon Cooper and Robyn Cant. More recent work in this space can be read here Mental Health Care in the Emergency Department: Learning from Lived Experience