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NHSGGC Leading the Way for Patients with Bipolar Disorder

Thursday, February 28, 2019

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is leading the way on providing care for patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 

A dedicated pathway has been developed for bipolar patients across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.                                                                                                       

A report published today by the University of Glasgow on patients with bipolar disorder in Scotland being prescribed medication that could make symptoms worse led to NHSGGC working with the author of the report to introduce a new pathway for patients which will see them being prescribed medication for their needs. 

Dr Michael Smith, Lead Associate Medical Director for Mental Health said:  “This report looked at data between 2009 and 2016. 

“Since then we have worked with Professor Smith, the author of the research, to tailor a pathway dedicated to individual patient needs. 

“Improvements to bipolar care are a particular focus of the Mental Health strategy for Greater Glasgow and Clyde and we are at the forefront of care for bipolar patients.” 

ENDS 

For further information telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

Pic:  Dr Michael Smith, Lead Associate Medical Director for Mental Health

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