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This is a repository of information relevant to the provision,
commissioning and quality control of liaison psychiatry services.
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Liaison Psychiatry and
the management of long-term conditions and medically unexplained
symptoms, makes a case for adding liaison psychiatry to
Liaison psychiatry for every acute hospital: Integrated mental and
physical healthcare -
This report summarises existing evidence of
need for liaison psychiatry services in all acute hospitals and
then provides evidence for the range of problems addressed.
Mental Health Network Briefing looks at opportunities to
improve quality and efficiency in acute services by focusing on the
needs of the significant number of patients who also have mental
health problems complicating their care and discharge.
It sets out some good practice examples together with academic
evidence to build a business case for liaison psychiatry
These notes are written by liaison psychiatrists with a range of
experience in establishing liaison services in different hospitals
in the hope that they will help future consultants negotiate some
of the difficult problems which will face them following their
appointment. The notes should be read in conjunction with the
"Model job description for consultant in liaison psychiatry" which
is available to in print form from the College or from the officers
of the Liaison Psychiatry Faculty.
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