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Almost half of GP consultations 'now include a mental health issue'

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The cavalry isn't coming | Hospital Doctor06 Jun 2018 12:16pm Most/many GPs do a rotation in psychiatry, if you don’t there will be someone in the practice who is pretty much an expert. There are many many many things GPs need to know. There isn’t a training scheme long enough to include them all. Most of the expertise necessary for being a good GP comes from actually doing the job. You wouldn’t know that unless you actually do the job. I’m not a fan of extending the length of GP training, more often than not it’s used as a fig leaf suggestion to fix problems caused by chronic underfunding and is nothing to do with the GP knowledge base. This is no exception

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13 Jun 2018

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