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GP training should involve psychiatry placement, BMA says


7th May 5:30pm - your comments arent fair Maybe 40% of everyone who comes in to see a GP has some kind of mental health issue going on ... mental health and physical health are intimately interwoven ... every GP knows that - you couldnt be a GP without grasping that basic simple fact. I personally did a year of specialist training in psychiatry before starting training as a GP - GPs get exposure to psychiatry every single day of the week. The trouble is that there just arent enough Psychiatrists (there plenty of cardiologist hey)...but there's a national shortage of Psychiatrists...they cant recruit them (GPs are going the same way)...maybe this is more about replacing Psychiatrists with GPs because increasingly no one ever gets to see one (a psychiatrist that is)?

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08 May 2014

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