GP surgery staff need more training

Primary health care workers do not receive adequate training in
mental illnesses, according to a report by the Sainsbury Centre for
Mental Health.

It claims that the training they do receive does not match the
skills they need. People with mental health problems are not always
correctly diagnosed and medication is often inappropriately

The report states that about 90 per cent of people with a mental
health problem end up in the GP surgery. Some 60 per cent are
diagnosed but only about 10 per cent of those have any contact with
specialist services.

– Primary Solutions from website

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