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GP's report on suicidal man was ignored during work capability assessment


Sad though it is that this man killed himself - it is a known fact that some depressed and suicidal patients will kill themselves despite the best efforts of all healthcare professionals involved. Social isolation from being signed off could in fact make people worse, and actually returning to a work environment can be helpful in providing people with MH problems some self worth and confidence and social interaction, and lead to recovery. Blanket knee jerk reactions in any direction are unhelpful, and just a degree of caution before we all sign off every person who reports anxiety/depression off for life, just in case they self harm.

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01 Oct 2015

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