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The workload of a psychiatric registrar in a mental handicap hospital – implications for training and community care

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Glyn Jones
Affiliation:
Department of Psychological Medicine, Ely Hospital, Cardiff CF5 5XE
Mike Kerr
Affiliation:
Department of Psychological Medicine, Ely Hospital, Cardiff CF5 5XE
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The widespread move to community care for people with a learning disability has caused a change in roles for both the psychiatrist and the general practitioner. The general practitioner is now widely recognised as the primary medical carer for people with a learning disability (Howells, 1991), with the psychiatrist providing specialist support.

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Cumella, S., Corbett, J. A., Clarke, D. & Smith, B. (1992) Primary health care for people with a learning disability. Mental Handicap, 20, 123125.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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