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Almost half of GP consultations 'now include a mental health issue'


“The results have prompted health leaders from the BMA, the RCGP and mental health charity Mind to pen an open letter to Health Education England renewing calls for GP training to be extended from three to four years.“?????? This isn’t a GP training problem. What makes this a GP training problem? WTF has this got anything to do with GP training? If 40-50% of all consultations are mental health related any half wit would realise after 6 months in the job we’d have seen more people with mental health issues than the average psychiatrist does in a year. Psychiatry is already part of GP training, if you don’t do it you’ll soon have more than enough experience. For the love of god, I need to go see my GP I’m that wound up.

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06 Jun 2018

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