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GP training should involve psychiatry placement, BMA says


Hi Shurleea. I think you do a disservice to myself and my colleagues who find that at least 30% of a typical list of patients involves psychiatry. Psychiatry is at the core of my workload every day and thus most GPs know an awful lot from simple on the job training. I was a career psych before becoming a GP and am now section 12(2) approved like many GP colleagues. The thing is we are all generalists as GPs and cannot be expert at everything. some GPs like myself will retain a special interest in psych whilst others will be better at cardiology. To say that the 2 specialties of general practice and psychiatry are divorced is simply not true :-)

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08 May 2014

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