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Educational Programmes for General Practitioners and Clinical Assistants in the Mental Handicap Service

  • Joan Bicknell (a1)
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The current trend towards community care for mentally handicapped people means that general practitioners have greater opportunities to meet mentally and multiply handicapped people living in the family home or in small units in the community. In addition, an increasing number of large long-stay mental handicap hospitals have delegated the reponsibility for primary care to local GPs, frequently employed as clinical assistants for this purpose. This is having the welcome effect of allowing the psychiatrist and the trainee in psychiatry to follow their particular interests and develop their own treatment skills.

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Educational Programmes for General Practitioners and Clinical Assistants in the Mental Handicap Service

  • Joan Bicknell (a1)
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