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


Psychiatry training is all well and good. I did 6 months as part of GP training. You’re given an hour for a new patient then 20 min minimal time for follow up, can be longer, discretionary by doctor booking the follow up. This is not GP-land. In my opinion, psychiatry are seeing less and less patients, discharging quite complex patients and those with emotionally unstable personality disorder. These patients take a huge amount of GP time, often in crisis situations for which we are not trained or more importantly do not have the time to deal with.

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06 Jun 2018

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