A GP reports, “Mother, early 40s, who was sexually abused in her childhood. She has seen me regularly since mid-2010 when she presented with alcohol dependency, talking for the first time in her life about her abuse. She was referred by myself to the addiction services team. She is currently trying to consolidate her life, and is working slowly towards increasing her confidence and possibly a return to work. In her ESA assessment, she was found to be capable of work, a judgement I disagree with at present, and I worry that her mental health will deteriorate. Her benefits were stopped. She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and, instead of working with her setting goals for her diabetes, I wrote a letter for an appeal and referred her to the benefits worker, as these were her priorities.”

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