Family criticise NHS over mental health support errors

The family of a Nottinghamshire man who took his own life after suffering severe depression have hit out at the NHS over a series of errors in providing him with mental health support.

Alvan Brown from Retford recognised his illness and tried to get help from his doctor. But an inquest was told it was five days before an urgent referral from his GP was passed to the correct hospital department.

The Nottinghamshire NHS Trust which was partly responsible for his care admit communication could have been better and say they have since made improvements as Matt Price reports.