"Great service is out there. Thankyou Bingham Surgery"

About: Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient)

(as a volunteer/advocate),

I have suffered with Mental health problems for a number of years but the last 5 have been particuly distressing. Having been diagnosed with Bi-polar, Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD meant I recieved a Huge amount of care from my G.P.

My G.P. at Bingham Health Centre has been a tower of support and I really cant praise her highly enough. Nothing has ever been too little or too much of a problem and she has always ensured that my needs were meet without any stigma.

Having spoken to numerous peop[le within Mental Health services it seems my story is somewhat unique. I have seen quite a few proffesional staff and at no time have I felt judged or discriminated against. I really want to say a massive thankyou to all the staff at Bingham Surgery as they have all helped to ensure my journey has been as painless as possible.

I am still struggle with my mental health and know there are many issues that need to be overcome in the trust but I really wanted to let others know that not all of us meet opposition or stigma when dealing with staff from the Trust. I feel safe and supported with my care professionals and really believe that others could take note and follow the example that Bigham Surgery staff and G.P.s set so high.

Thank you again to my G.P., you really have been insrumental in me getting to the point I am at now. Carry on the fantastic work.

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Responses

Response from Jane Danforth, Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Many thanks for your inspiring story. it is good to hear that your GP is supporting your recovery so well.

I have contacted the surgery at Bingham and forwarded your posting to the surgery manager.

They were really interested to hear about the posting and intend to print it out in the surgery for others to see.

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