Men­tal health: LibDem pri­or­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

One in four peo­ple suf­fer from anx­i­ety, de­pres­sion or other men­tal health prob­lems in their lives – a ma­jor is­sue for many lo­cal peo­ple I have talked to re­cently.

Long wait­ing lists make things worse, not least for the grow­ing num­ber of young peo­ple af­fected.

Lib­eral Democrats will raise the pri­or­ity of men­tal health, in­vest in more ther­a­pists and make sure ev­ery GP prac­tice has a qual­i­fied men­tal health pro­fes­sional.

This will im­prove the qual­ity of life of many peo­ple – and re­lieve pres­sure on GPs and Emer­gency De­part­ments by deal­ing more ef­fec­tively with many pa­tients.

We will fight to re­tain lo­cal GP out-of-hours ser­vices at the Vic­to­ria – still threat­ened by the SNP re­view of out of hours care.

Lib­eral Democrats will tackle the GP cri­sis which is mak­ing it more dif­fi­cult for peo­ple to get ap­point­ments, re­cruit and train more GPs and nurses – mak­ing our NHS fit for the fu­ture again.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.