I have now retired from clinical practice. Whilst I am always happy to comment on general issues, nothing that I say either in such discussions or anywhere else on this site represents medical advice, and I cannot accept any liability for any negative consequences (of any kind) that may arise if you take action (or do not take action) upon anything that I say here.

I cannot advise on complaints about mental health services. There is general advice about complaints available at http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/complaints/Pages/NHScomplaints.aspx

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