Bipolar, Physosis and Physiotherapis and Vets
I’ve just be taking a closer look at my GF PA3. It gives the HP registration as a physiotherapist. Her condition is Bipolar, Physosis and her assessment was paper based on her GP’s advice.
Re-reading her PA3 form the first paragraph suddenly caught my eye, it read
Clinical Coach Another Person called Psychiatrist on 19/2/18 @ 11.35 am, spoke with secretary. Confirmed the Psychiatrist has received the request for a factual report and was planning to complete this on 16/2/18 after the customer’s outpatient appointment however she cancelled so the report won’t be completed until she does attend for review….’ The award letter was dated 30/3/2018
Several things occurred to me:
What does DA in DA A.Person mean. I haven’t come across those initials before
Secondly, and perhaps more important. On the 19/18 DA called the consultant BUT on 19/2/18 Clinical Coach Another Person called Psychiatrist secretary.
Two questions arise here. Were two people involved in her assessment and if so why? is this normal? What does a veterinary surgeon/nurse know about acute mental conditions and for that matter what does a psychiatrist know?
Needless to say I will be bringing this up in my MR but how best to present it for maximum effect? I would of course appreciate any points or suggestions. I am, of course, working my way through the descriptors and trying to emphasis the safety angle of the conditions
One final point, but a little off topic. While her consultants report was referred to in the PA3 there wasn’t a mention of mine as the person who knows her best. Is that something I can use