Number of child and adolescent psychiatrists falling

Number of child and adolescent psychiatrists falling
 

The number of child and adolescent psychiatrists has fallen by 6.3% in England over the past four years, their professional body has warned.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is urging the government to allow recruitment from overseas in order to meet the four-week waiting time target it has planned.
Kent, Surrey and Sussex have only 3.75 child and adolescent psychiatrists per 100,000 children, the college said.
In London, the tally is around 17.
To increase numbers, the college wants NHS child and adolescent psychiatrists to be added to the shortage occupation list, run by the Home... read more

 
9 March 2018 in Health, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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