What are the plans to put more mental health therapists in GP practices?

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What are the plans to put more mental health therapists in GP practices?

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New guidance was published by NHS England at the end of August.

Guidance on Co-locating Mental Health Therapists in Primary Care sets out the case for including mental health therapists as full members of the primary healthcare team receiving not only self-referrals from patients but also from all other members of the team. Therapists would be expected to attend practice meetings, provide specialist advice and liaise with clinicians across other mental health, social care, and physical health services on behalf of the patient and practice.

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