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Patient death was 'knock-on effect' from lack of GP resources, says coroner


Funding is the issue - all parts of NHS in dire straits. If you refer this type of patient to mental health services in my area - they are assessed by them and the referral inevitably rejected as not meeting their referral criteria - advise redirect referral to local IAPT services. You give the numbers and the patient could wait months before actual therapy begins. Even if you give double/triple time to counsel/support, and overrun, what else can you really do without better MH support services?

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17 Aug 2017

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