"About the gap between psychiatric care and primary care in my area."
About: Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust / Adult mental health Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust Adult mental health ME19 4AX
Posted by marelco uk (as ),
I, like many others in the Dover area, have been disappointed to find a reduction in the provision of psychiatric care for established patients. I was discharged into primary care recently. I was ok for a while, but now I am having medication issues. The last time I saw a psychiatrist I was told I could always ask if I was having problems. Well, I have asked, and I have been told to wait until a psychiatrist gives me an appointment. I used to see the psychiatrist once every three to six months, more frequently if I was distressed. Now the door seems to have closed, with just a little gap left to tell us to go away.