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GPs think that lack of mental health services is putting young people at risk

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 31 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5436
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

UK general practitioners think that mental health services for children and young people are inadequate, a survey has found.

The survey of 1000 UK GPs found that 99% feared that young people may come to harm while waiting for specialist mental health treatment from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The survey, conducted on behalf of mental health charity stem4, found …

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