Do you have confidence that your local community mental health teams are able to cope with their case load?
Don’t know 8%
Over the past 12 months, have community mental health services in your area:
Greatly improved 0%
Stayed about the same 43%
Become much worse 9%
Have you had a patient come to harm due to delays or lack of response from community mental health or crisis services?
Don’t know 32%
How often do you find you are managing patients with mental health issues outside of your competence?
Hardly ever 17%
All the time 3%
How often are you forced to prescribe because the local IAPT service is not able to help a patient?
Hardly ever 12%
All the time 11%
About the survey: Pulse launched this survey of readers on 29 June 2014, collating responses using the SurveyMonkey tool. The 29 questions asked covered a wide range of GP topics, to avoid selection bias on any one issue. The survey was advertised to readers via our website and email newsletters, with a prize draw for a Samsung HD TV as an incentive to complete the survey. As part of the survey, respondents were asked to specify their job title. A small number of non-GPs were screened out to analyse the results for this question. These questions were answered by 476 GPs.