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Teenager dies after GP mental health referral is rejectedSubscription

22 Oct 2019 By Beth Gault

A 16-year-old boy died by suicide after he was unable to access mental health services through CAMHS, despite being referred by his GP. 

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London GPs told to cut back out-of-area hospital referralsSubscription

09 Sep 2019 By Lea Legraien

A group of CCGs has told local GPs to restrict out-of-area referrals as part of new measures to reduce costs.

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Coroner urges revision of mental health referral form after 15-year-old boy diesSubscription

20 Aug 2019 By Beth Gault

A coroner has called for a review of a referral form for mental health service CAMHS after the death of a 15-year-old boy.

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GP referrals being knocked back by referral management systemSubscription

14 Aug 2019 By Hiba Mahamadi

The BMA has said GP referrals are being knocked back due to 'arbitrary local procedures', leading to serious consequences for patients. 

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