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GPs to help elderly patients at risk of loneliness under new pilot scheme

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The stats are that around 15% of doctors are themselves clinically depressed I think befriend a GP scheme would be a good idea. I have has quite a few discussions with doctors as to their preferred route of ending it. He said he would not attempt to cut his wrists without Elma cream I declined to assist but kept a watchful eye on him. I do not say this to detract from the loneliness of elderly but it is a social problem and may of course have clinical implications upon mental heath and prognosis.

Posted date

06 Jun 2016

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6:03pm

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