Letters Slashed consultant posts

There is no short cut to psychiatric assessment

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1010 (Published 19 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1010
  1. Andrew Blewett, consultant psychiatrist1
  1. 1Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Wonford House Hospital, Exeter EX2 5PF, UK
  1. andrew.blewett{at}nhs.net

The redesign of mental health services by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust poses so many questions that important detail may be lost in the process.1 One such detail is the chief executive officer’s opinion that cost effectiveness will be improved by the reduction of multiple assessments, presumably a reference to patients being asked similar questions by different people in a single care …

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