Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

“After nearly two years as a locum consultant psychiatrist within a community mental health team serving a small town and semi-rural area outside of Glasgow, I enter my final week with much still to do…”


Last month, the mental health charity, Rethink Mental Illness, published The Abandoned Illness, an 88 page report about schizophrenia and its care in England.

While their report is very readable report and provides a good explanation of psychosis, schizophrenia and the issues involved, among the sympathetic coverage given to the illness, there was also an emphasis on “catastrophic failings” in care and the “scandal” of schizophrenia’s reduced life expectancy, though neither of these quoted descriptions appear in the report itself.