It’s easy to say “Ha so you don’t need to be a proper doctor to be a psychiatrist” but have a care there are cases of people working fraudulently pretending to be doctors in many medical specialities including general practice.
Just because Psychiatry is easy to do badly doesn’t mean it’s easy or pointless to do it well.
The GMC are going to give contact details to a researcher who can ask you if you want to take part in some research about the gender pay gap. You can opt out at once in advance. You can opt out later when the researcher asks consent.
I mean it’s not exactly the Spanish Inquisition.
Sounds like the research might be a good thing.
Also lots of good research gets totally mashed because we now have to ask people if they will opt in to being contacted by researchers who will ask them if they want to be part of some research. GDPR is doing more harm than good in health care.
The problem is the supply of doctors and the funding of mental health. You get what you pay for and for ages and ages what HMG and CCGs have paid for is fewer mental health doctors, fewer mental health nurses and fewer psycholigists other than IAPT.
In this situation what should mental health trusts do ?
Our organisation gets 18,000 referrals a year we have resources to see 4000 and to treat 1500.
If GPs have good suggestions let's hear them.
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Is the paper you quote by the same Irving Kirsch who co authored "essentials of clinical hypnosis" ?
If so pots and kettles come to mind
This is a disaster we have been struggling with data sharing to get mental Heath and community systems linked up to primary care. The last thing we need is reasons not to share.