That makes no sense. This is in the UK, where they have socialized healthcare.
Socialized medicine doesn't mean you can just walk in and get free medical care anytime you want.
Of course not - people have to schedule non-emergent procedures everywhere in the world. But my point is that the treatment was available. So why is there an uptick in treatment? It's possible there are more treatment resources, or a variety of factors. But my point still stands that a higher rate of treatment (assuming there is no increase in problems, which is what the GP suggested) *should* result in a decrease in suicide attempts.