In full: Results of Pulse's survey on mental health services
See the full results of Pulse’s survey of GPs on community mental health services.
Do you have confidence that your local community mental health teams are able to cope with their case load?
Don’t know 8%
Over the past 12 months, have community mental health services in your area:
Greatly improved 0%
Stayed about the same 43%
Become much worse 9%
Have you had a patient come to harm due to delays or lack of response from community mental health or crisis services?
Don’t know 32%
How often do you find you are managing patients with mental health issues outside of your competence?
Hardly ever 17%
All the time 3%
How often are you forced to prescribe because the local IAPT service is not able to help a patient?
Hardly ever 12%
All the time 11%
About the survey: Pulse launched this survey of readers on 29 June 2014, collating responses using the SurveyMonkey tool. The 29 questions asked covered a wide range of GP topics, to avoid selection bias on any one issue. The survey was advertised to readers via our website and email newsletters, with a prize draw for a Samsung HD TV as an incentive to complete the survey. As part of the survey, respondents were asked to specify their job title. A small number of non-GPs were screened out to analyse the results for this question. These questions were answered by 476 GPs.