By Robin Stride
Private consultant and GP members of the Independent Doctors Federation (IDF) are being offered mental health assistance from a new psychiatry support network.
Twenty private psychiatrists within the membership have agreed to help and provide consultations, some at reduced rates.
Fees are being subsidised by prescription medicine delivery company Phamacierge.
Private doctors find it hard to know where to go to get mental health support, according to the IDF
IDF president Dr Neil Haughton said the initiative was a response to the fact that pressures on doctors were rising and many independent practitioners found it difficult to access really confidential mental health support.
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