Medical care in custody procedure - 275/18

Date Responded 09 May 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1.  A copy of your organizations Medical care in custody procedure.

2.  If not covered by above request, please separately provide what is your policy on dealing with fully aware and mental competent detainees who refuse to go to hospital against the advice of a medical expert

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

 Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Custody Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information as attached.


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