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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry


Liaison psychiatry is the sub-specialty which provides psychiatric treatment to patients attending general hospitals, whether they attend out-patient clinics, accident & emergency departments or are admitted to in-patient wards. Therefore it deals with the interface between physical and psychological health.

There is now abundant evidence that medical and surgical patients have a high prevalence of psychiatric disorder which can be effectively treated with psychological or pharmacological methods.

Liaison Psychiatry Service - Created by Creative Connection for Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.


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Credential pilot

  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists, in partnership with Health Education England (HEE) are running a pilot to develop a credential in Liaison Psychiatry. 

            Find out more about the pilot here            

 

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EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

West London Mental Health Trust and Health Education North West London

Mental Awareness e-Training for Emergency Staff  (MATES)

            - Self-harm MATES video

            - Psychosis MATES video

            - Delirium in dementia MATES video

            - Anxiety in respiratory illness MATES video

 

Newsletters

The current editors are Dr Edwina Williams, Dr James Stallard and Dr Oliver Gale-Grant.

Should you require a copy of any previous newsletters not currently available on the website, please contact Francis Maunze – the College archivist.

 

 

 

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Faculty Report

Framework for routine outcome measurement in Liaison Psychiatry

 

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The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network

The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network is an international group of child and adolescent psychiatrists who work with paediatric staff. We discuss clinical and non-clinical issues, particularly policy and the promotion of mental health in paediatric practice. We meet in conferences in various UK locations twice a year.  If you are interested in joining, contact the group c/o Stella Galea, committee manager.


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