Recent reviews of serious incidents have identified potential system and process changes which could improve the quality and responsiveness of care for people who require secondary care mental health services.
It would be helpful if GPs could please share any information in relation to substance misuse with 2gt, particularly when a patient is injecting, as this aids clinical risk assessment and management. It is also really helpful if referrals into mental health services contain an appropriate risk assessment.
In all instances when a patient dies unexpectedly, especially if the cause of death is suspected suicide, GPs should inform 2gt as soon as possible. This will allow 2gt to quickly put in place support for those bereaved and minimise the risk of appointment letters etc. being sent to the deceased.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Assistant Director of Governance & Compliance, 2gt)