‘most followed up in a week’
A spokesman for Kent and Medway Primary Trust (KMPT) said: “Due to data protection we are unable to comment on individuals but we would urge anyone with feedback about our services to contact our patient experience team on 0800 783 9972.
“Figures released by Mind show that 93% of those discharged from KMPT are followed up within a week, which is above the regional average. Follow up can include referral to a GP. There are many reasons why the small proportion of patients released from our services are not followed up within a week. This can include the patient living out of area as well as difficulties contacting the patient.
“We are working hard to achieve our national target, set by commissioners, of ensuring 95% of patients discharged by KMPT are followed up in seven days or less. Patients who are discharged into the community are assigned to a crisis resolution team that they are able to contact on a 24 hour basis. KMPT also has a single point of access number, 0300 222 0123.”
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