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Re: Can anyone recommend a good psychiatrist in UK? denise528

Posted by colin wallace on January 18, 2003, at 11:31:19

In reply to Can anyone recommend a good psychiatrist in UK?, posted by denise528 on January 18, 2003, at 8:49:31

> Hi,
> I was just wondering if there was anyone from the UK and if they know of a good psychiatrist, with a good recommendation in the UK? Especially in the Midlands
> It seems to me that there are many in the States but hardly any here, I can't even find a list of psychiatrists in the UK. I asked my Doctor if there were any in Coventry and he just said "no" point blank.
> Thanks.........Denise

Hi Denise,

Firstly, forget trying to find a remotely decent psych. as an NHS patient- they do exist, but the waiting lists are between 3 and 6 months long (even for severe depression)and the chances are that you will end up with a very junior doctor speaking English as a second language (not to denigrate foreign doctors in any way, but hey, this isn't orthapaedics- mutual, fluent understanding and rapport are crucial here).Even very senior psychs. in the UK acknowledge that psychiatric treatment here is pretty abysmal,with hundreds of unfilled posts etc.
Check out the BUPA website, choose your region and required speciality (psychiatry)and there should be a few reputable docs listed-you can take a squint at their credentials and areas of specialization too.A consultation will sting you around 100, and follow ups will be between 60/80.
If you really need to see a psych.,don't hang around.Shop around.

Good Luck,





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