Skip to main content
×
×
Home

Psychiatric outreach clinics held in a general practice setting and community mental health centre

  • Charles Hindler (a1)
Abstract

Over nine months, 57 consecutive newly referred and previous out-patient attenders to two community psychiatric out-patient clinics located in a deprived inner city area of London were interviewed to elicit demographic information, psychiatric details and obtain their views about their preferred location for the out-patient clinic. The majority (94%) preferred a community out-patient setting to a hospital out-patient clinic, with 76% preferring a community out-patient setting to a home assessment. The overall attendance rate was 89%. A 10% higher rate of attendance was found at the community mental health centre compared with the general practice and 15% higher rate for new referrals. Patients preferred to attend a psychiatric out-patient clinic based in the community. This suggests that introducing community-based psychiatric clinics would make a substantial improvement on the current high rates of non-attendance at hospital psychiatric out-patient clinics.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Psychiatric outreach clinics held in a general practice setting and community mental health centre
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Psychiatric outreach clinics held in a general practice setting and community mental health centre
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Psychiatric outreach clinics held in a general practice setting and community mental health centre
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
References
Hide All
Baggaley, M. (1993) Improving the attendance for new psychiatric out-patient referrals. Psychiatric Bulletin. 17, 347348.
Bailey, J. J., Black, M. E. & Wilkin, D. (1994) Specialist outreach clinics in general practice. British Medical Journal 308, 10831086.
Carpenter, P. J., Morrow, G. R., Del Gaudio, A. C. & Ritzler, B. A. (1981) Who keeps the first outpatient appointment? American Journal of Psychiatry, 138, 102105.
Hillis, G. (1990) Rejection of psychiatric treatment. Psychiatric Bulletin, 14, 149150.
Pullen, I. M. & Yellowlees, A. (1988) Scottish psychiatrists in primary health-care settings: a silent majority. British Journal of Psychiatry, 153, 663666.
Skuse, D. H. (1975) Attitudes to the psychiatric outpatient clinic. British Medical Journal 3, 469471.
Strathdee, G., King, M. B., Araya, R., et al (1990) A standardized assessment of patients referred to primary care and hospital psychiatric clinics. Psychological Medicine, 20, 219224.
Tyrer, P. (1984) Psychiatric clinics in general practice: an extension of community care. British Journal of Psychiatry, 145, 914.
Tyrer, P. (1985) The hive system. A model for a psychiatric service. British Journal of Psychiatry, 146, 571575.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 5 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 11 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 17th July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Psychiatric outreach clinics held in a general practice setting and community mental health centre

  • Charles Hindler (a1)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *