Josh was transferred from his child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) psychiatrist to an adult psychiatrist in the community. He told his new psychiatrist that he was suicidal and it was agreed that he would be given a treatment plan. However, the psychiatrist sent Josh a letter saying he was being discharged from the service without a treatment plan.
Because of this, Josh tried to take his own life. He was then detained under the Mental Health Act and had to delay his plans to study.
In this case, it was found that the psychiatrist's failure to take care of Josh was clinical negligence.