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Good evening, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today
I am sorry to hear about your brother. Ideally you should contact your brothers CPN. If you do not have their details, you should contact their GP with your concerns, who would then help contact the psychiatric team.
If however you feel this is urgent and they are a risk to themselves now, then calling the police would be your best option.
That is my pleasure, I hope that this helps.
For him to be sectioned again you would need a Psychiatrist. Your only route to this out of hours is via an out of hours service. As I have explained, the police can section someone for them to then be formally assessed by a psychiatrist. Alternatively you can call the CRISIS team, for which your brother would have been given a direct number, or you can access this via 111.
So if it is urgent and they are at immediate risk to themselves and others, the police is appropriate to use. Otherwise it would be their GP.
Alternatively you can contact a private psychiatrist for sectioning under a private facility. But private is not 24 hours, and would have to wait until next week.
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