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One in five mental health patients don’t feel safe in NHS care, ombudsman warnsSubscription

20 Feb 2020 By Lea Legraien

One in five patients diagnosed with a mental health problem do not feel safe in NHS care, according to new research.

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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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