This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

Gold, incentives and meh

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

GP training should involve psychiatry placement, BMA says

Comment

Working in both secondary & primary care psychology services I am a member of various professional websites. I look on this website because my practice model is multi-disciplinary. Psychiatry is not lost, it is very much alive. Nurses have to work within a budget and manage beds accordingly, this means monitoring admissions and gatekeeping. Assessment are done by a variety of professionals, including Dr's who have the appropiate skills. Lastly in answer to the first comment, GP's do not have the time to work with complex mental health. Secondary care is designed to work with multi diagnostic mental health & forencic presentations and can apply the MHA for inpatient within their systems. A patient in the midst of a psychotic episode self harming would take up a full days of appointments in primary care.

Posted date

12 May 2014

Posted time

12:42pm

required
required
required