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Access to psychiatrists varies widely across UK, royal college says

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 11 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4211
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

Numbers of consultant psychiatrists vary widely across the UK, the Royal College of Psychiatrists reports as it launches a new campaign to promote the specialty.

Overall findings

People living in Scotland had the best access to specialist psychiatric care, with 10 consultant psychiatrists for every 100 000 people on average, while those in Wales had the poorest access, with six per 100 000. England and …

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