If they won’t see their GP because they don’t agree that they need help and their condition is deteriorating to the point where carers and relatives become very concerned this is precisely the sort of situation in which a GP home visit should be requested. If the patient still refuses to see the GP, in their own home, and the GP forms the impression that this is because the patient is experiencing a mental health problem, the GP may ask for a psychiatrist and social worker to try to see the patient, with a view to bringing them into hospital for a period of assessment. If the patient is still resistant at this stage, they may be brought into hospital against their wishes under the Mental Health Act (1983).