Skip to main content
×
×
Home

What do inner city general practitioners want from a child and adolescent mental health service?

  • Tara Weeramanthri (a1) and Francis Keaney (a2)
Abstract
Aims and Method

We surveyed 25 general practitioners (GPs) on their needs from their local child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to improve liaison and inform service development.

Results

Most GPs refer to specialist services. Only a quarter deal with problems themselves. The top priority was easy and quick access to services. The most popular topics for GP training were interactions between teenagers and their parents, child abuse and eating disorders. No GP had formal training in child and adolescent psychiatry and further training was a low priority.

Clinical Implications

Such a survey has helped to develop a closer partnership between GPs and their local CAMHS using a service–response model. It has raised concerns about the under-identification of child mental health problems. It has informed CAMHS of the service and training needs of local GPs.

  • View HTML
    • 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.

      What do inner city general practitioners want from a child and adolescent mental health service?
      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.

      What do inner city general practitioners want from a child and adolescent mental health service?
      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.

      What do inner city general practitioners want from a child and adolescent mental health service?
      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
Bernard, P., Garralda, E., Hughes, T., et al (1999) Evaluation of a teaching package in adolescent psychiatry for GP registrars. Education for General Practice, 10, 2128.
Garralda, M. E. & Bailey, D. (1986) Children with psychiatric disorders in primary care. Journalof Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 27, 611624.
Gast, L., Sibbald, B. & Creed, F. (1997) Evaluating models of working at the interface between mental health services and primary care. British Journal of Psychiatry, 170, 611.
Kramer, T. & Garralda, M. E. (1998) Psychiatric disorders in adolescents in primary care. British Journal of Psychiatry, 173, 508513.
McNicholas, F. (1997) Attitudes of general practitioners to child psychiatry services. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 14, 4346.
Rutter, M., Cox, A., Tupling, C., et al (1975) Attainment and adjustment in two geographical areas. I. The prevalence of psychiatric disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry, 126, 493509.
Ross, H. & Hardy, G. (1999) GP referrals to adult psychological services: a research agenda for promoting needs-led practice through the involvement of mental health clinicians. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 72, 7591.
Strathdee, G. (1990) Psychiatrists in primary care: the general practitioner viewpoint. Family Medicine, 5, 111115.
Subotsky, F. & Brown, R. (1990) Working alongside the general practitioner: a child psychiatric clinic in the general practice setting. Child Care, Health and Development, 16, 189196.
Wright, C. (1997) What general practitioner fundholders want to buy from a psychiatric service. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 3, 225232.
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: 2 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 10 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 20th July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

What do inner city general practitioners want from a child and adolescent mental health service?

  • Tara Weeramanthri (a1) and Francis Keaney (a2)
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? *