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


Whilst I agree that this is a societal problem that needs looking into and addressing at this level (poverty/ exam stress/ increased pace of life etc) and it would help if mental health services were not cut and cut and cut I do not agree with Mybad. Just because you see a lot of patients with mental health problems does not mean that you develop a skill set to deal with them. Mental health issue are bread and butter of GP and thus I believe should be a mandatory part of training. 5 week placement at medical school is not enough.

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06 Jun 2018

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