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Dr P will be unable to care for ORT or Mental Health Patients effective as from Wednesday 3 February.
He will be undertaking general medical work only .
He will not be prescribing ORT medications , sedative and psychiatric medications.
This appears likely to be a permanent change.
"No one" has been hurt or injured to trigger this event. In fact the patient at the base of this event has done very well and is happy with Dr P's treatment. In my opinion, the restrictions appear largely based on a dislike of ORT/mental health doctors in general. Many doctors also feel GPs should not be involved in treating mental health issues, shortage of these qualified doctors notwithstanding.
In my opinion the system is not very concerned about welfare of ORT patients and mental health patients if the system does not care about outcomes. To get in trouble for making people "well", is something life experiences would not prepare you for.
If you are interested read the Sunday Mail article at this link , Long Version (end of page). Dr Ps patient did much much better than this.