GPs' consternation over mental health referral proposals

Wright, Emily
September 2005
Pulse;9/23/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 37, p17
Reports on the recommendations from the National Health Service (NHS) of Great Britain that general practitioners (GP) should be banned from referring patients with anxiety and depression to community mental health teams. Call of health care providers for the consideration of adopting policies of restricting referrals of unselected patients; Reaction of GPs on the issue; Assessment that GPs are reluctant to prescribe and there are already limited options for referring mental health patients.


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