For more than 20 years, in parallel with moves towards community care, psychiatric teams have been trying to develop closer links with general practice. Many styles of working with GPs have been developed, five of which are described by Mitchell (1989). The literature contains numerous reports of most of these, particularly the shifted out-patient model (see for example Tyrer, Seivewright & Wollerton, 1984). In this paper we describe a liaison project which is closest to Mitchell's (1989) ‘joint team consultation’ and report the results of a simple survey of GP satisfaction with this scheme.
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