Friday, 12 June 2015

A&E staff attitudes to patients in mental health crisis ‘often shocking’

A&E staff attitudes to patients in mental health crisis 'often shocking'

Care Quality Commission says failings in NHS response can result in the most vulnerable people being abandoned

A&E staff are often unsympathetic to patients suffering a mental health crisis and judgmental about injuries they have inflicted on themselves, the NHS watchdog has said in a report published on Friday.

Unhelpful attitudes among doctors and nurses towards people having delusions or panic attacks or contemplating suicide compounds their mental distress, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found. Guardian

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