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London GP sets sights on the end of the heartsink patient

By Mia Kukathasan

London GP Dr Natheera Indrasenan admits she has her work cut out with her latest project - the end of the heartsink patient.

The Enfield GP has set up a charity called Positive Health Service to help GPs treat patients who 'can't cope', 'can never sleep' or for whom 'nothing ever works'. She plans to provide access to single-session neurolinguistic programming and coaching techniques to manage depression, anxiety, phobia and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The charity will also fund research, which Dr Indrasenan plans on using to build an evaluative evidence base for such therapy.

Dr Indrasenan said: 'I don't know how well it will work. I do feel we can collectively create movement. GPs care enormously for their patients… yet are often left feeling frustrated by the lack of resources.'

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To get involved with the Positive Health Service or to offer your support, please contact Dr Indrasenan at

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