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The new NHS and mental health: where are we going wrong?

A dear patient, a gentleman in his mid-50s, was desperate to see me. ‘I want… I need to see you in person’, were his exact words. The remote consultations we have been offering to most of our patients since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic would clearly not be enough.

See the full article here written by Dr Malasi who practises from Dashwood Medical Practice, Kent, and started his medical career at Margate’s QEQM hospital. 

Dr Malasi has a particular interest in deprivation and mental health. He gained Section 12 Approval post MRCGP qualification (Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners), and has worked in psychiatric intensive care, substance misuse and memory clinics. 

A Yale Global Health Initiative alumnus, he is Thanet CCG ex-Clinical Chair and commissioner for Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Dementia. 

Dr Malasi also has a background in emergency sports medicine, with 10 years international experience as a sports medic. He is currently pursuing a degree in health economics at the London School of Economics. 


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