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Psychiatry: a contracting specialty?: Recent government policy and legislation

  • Gregory J. R. Richardson (a1)
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Psychiatric services delivered outside agreed contracts between purchasers and providers will not be paid for. Reduced income will then mean reduced services. This article describes how psychiatrists might understand and address the contracting issues for their service, so that they effectively involve themselves in the contracting process in their locality, and so maintain the services for their patients.

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National Health Service Management Executive (1993) Key Area Handbook - Mental Illness. London: NHSME.
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BJPsych Bulletin
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Psychiatry: a contracting specialty?: Recent government policy and legislation

  • Gregory J. R. Richardson (a1)
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