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Managing the impact of Covid-19 on psychiatric problems in primary care

Specialist registrar in general psychiatry Dr Hannah Fosker outlines how GPs can support patients with mental health problems during the Covid-19 pandemic

Mental health referrals decline by estimated 30-40% during pandemic

Mental health referrals have seen a sharp decline during the pandemic, NHS England has warned.

GPs fearing ‘imminent’ surge in mental health issues related to Covid-19

GPs are becoming ‘increasingly worried’ about the lasting impact of Covid-19, with a surge in mental health issues ‘imminent’, RCGPNI has said.

Nearly 600 general practice staff sign up for Covid mental health session

A psychological wellbeing service set up by NHS England in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. and available to everyone working in primary care. has seen 570 bookings so far.

GPs much more likely to spot domestic violence following in-depth training

GP practices are much more likely to spot signs of domestic abuse and to refer patients after receiving in-depth training, according to Queen Mary University and Bristol Medical School research.