11th January 2019

Mental health patients missing GP appointments ‘at risk’

Mental health patients who miss two or more GP appointments within the space of a year are eight times more likely to die in the subsequent 18 months than those who miss none, a study suggests.

Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, who chairs the Royal College of GPs, said: “We need systems in place to better accommodate for these situations and the starting point is having more mental health therapists based in primary care, where the majority of mental health issues are identified and managed.”

GP Pharmacists are you conducting mental health reviews in your practices? How can you get involved and upskill yourselves to help with this patient group?

Read the full article here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46825600

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