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GP training should involve psychiatry placement, BMA says


I think you hit the nail on the head there by saying A gp. A gp is not ALL GPs. I often have patients with LD brought to see me by well meaning carers with a massive chip on their shoulders over a bad experience which is then projected onto me. A little more education on both sides perhaps from where each party is coming from would probably help without losing sight of the person in between - the patient. All single issue groups want GPs wo be specialists in their particular field it seems. If we had to do 6 months training in each specialty it would take about 10 years post doctorate to qualify. I did psych for 2 years post grad. The training posts in learning difficulties and child psych only came to those who already had MRCPsych part 1 (i.e. registrars at the time) so GP trainees were never offered these sub-specialities anyway.

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08 May 2014

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