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Teenager dies after GP mental health referral is rejected


If suicidal ideation is not 'moderate to severe', then what is? GPs correctly identify vague symptoms of 'unhappiness' and deteriorating relations with school, family, police, as signs of 'moderate to severe' difficulty, yet only when the patient is dead or raped do the secondary care teams accept there might be a significant problem - but it is cheaper for them to provide care if the patient is dead, so NHS wins, and workload stays down.

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23 Oct 2019

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