The GP/medical practitioner may choose not to proceed with the process of admission to hospital under the Order if he concludes that the patient does not meet the criteria set down in the Order or the patient's needs can be met without detention in hospital or the patient is willing to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital or learning disability hospital as a voluntary patient and is likely to remain in that hospital without detention. As stated in Box 5, the GP/medical practitioner should consider alternatives to detention in hospital.