GP/Medical Practitioner and nearest relative/ASW are contacted to assess person

The doctor ensures that a request is made as a matter of urgency to the patient's GP for attendance at the hospital to consider the making a medical recommendation for the patient's detention in hospital for assessment. It may be advisable, at this stage, to advise the patient's next of kin or nearest relative (if known) and the duty ASW of the situation. LINK TO ASW Contacts List