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A psychiatric liaison service for a social services office: An unmet need, a useful innovation or an unnecessary inconvenience?

  • William Grant (a1) and Anne Richardson (a2)
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Although there has been considerable interest into the amount of liaison work that general psychiatrists do with general practitioners in primary health care settings, and into the role that social workers can play in liaising with the primary health care team, less is known about the extent to which general psychiatrists have established liaison links with particular social services offices, what form the liaison takes and whether the liaison has worked satisfactorily.

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A psychiatric liaison service for a social services office: An unmet need, a useful innovation or an unnecessary inconvenience?

  • William Grant (a1) and Anne Richardson (a2)
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