AWOL from Scotland

Mental Health Cop

It seems that it’s been the week for Scottish mental health patients to journey to England, in a variety of legal situations that have subsequently confused the life out of police and mental health professionals alike. So we had the incident the other day about a Compulsory Treatement Order patient who turned up in the Midlands and today I’ve had a call about a Short-Term Detention patient who turned up on the south coast. The first confused the life out of the local police; the second confused the life out of the A&E department. These things being as they are: I’m expecting the third incident any time now to complete the set and I’ll just bet it has a twist or angle that I’m not about to cover here!

OK … two incidents is not that many, but it’s not the first time I’ve had a batch of ‘Scottish AWOL’…

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