Community triage pilot scheme (FOI)
Community triage pilot scheme (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 12 September 2018.
Please can you supply me with the information to my questions regarding the Community Triage scheme that was piloted in Jersey.
How long was the 'rapid-response' mental health triage scheme, which was announced in December 2017 in the link below, piloted in Jersey?
New scheme to assist mental health crisis
How many Mental Health Nurse Practitioners were part of the pilot scheme?
During this scheme, how many times was a police officer or ambulance employee accompanied by a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?
During this scheme, how many times did a police officer and ambulance employee deal with a person needing support for a mental health problems?
During this scheme, how many people required the skills of a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?
How much did the pilot scheme cost?
Why did the pilot scheme stop?
Are there any plans to re-instate the 'rapid response' triage scheme to assist people which mental health needs? If not, why not?
On average, how many times does the ambulance get called to a person needing mental health assistance in a year?
On average, how many times does the police get called to a person needing mental health assistance in a year?
The six months ‘Community Triage Pilot’ ran from 13 October 2017 – 12 April 2018.
There were seven Mental Health Nurse Practitioners that were part of the pilot scheme.
A police officer or ambulance employee was accompanied by a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 25 times.
The Community Triage pilot was used 29 times by a police officer or ambulance dealing with a person needing support for mental health problems.
26 people required the skills of a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
The pilot scheme cost £9,897.92.
The pilot scheme was not continued as Health and Community Services (HCS) will now be reviewing the data linking to wider service initiatives. Concerns have been raised about the sustainability of the project due to the workload of a small number of individuals over and above full time work commitments and other on-call arrangements. At the same time HCS are also considering the requirements for all-age liaison and the wider out of hours offer.
The Pilot will not be reinstated. There has been a pilot evaluation and a number of workshops to review the future sustainable integrated 24 hour service offer. During this period any individuals who require support will still be able to access support from the community liaison team to midnight and access the Emergency Department where appropriate for Psychiatric Liaison.
From 2015-2017 the Ambulance Service responded to an average of 145 incidents per year that are coded as “Psychiatric/Abnormal Behaviour/Suicide Attempt”. From January-July 2018 the Ambulance Service responded to 44 such incidents.
From 2015-2017, the States of Jersey Police responded to an average of 359 incidents per year that are coded as ‘Welfare incidents that have mental health concerns’ or ‘Other mental health incidents’. From January-July 2018 the Police responded to 292 such incidents.