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Service Development

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.

  1. Introduction & preliminary negotiations
  2. Managerial arrangements & facilities
  3. Junior medical staff & non-medical professional staff
  4. Developing the service
  5. Teaching, research & links with colleagues
  6. Developing a new post in a hospital where no previous liaison service existed



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We would like to invite submissions for the next edition of the newsletter.  Submissions should be on matters relevant to liaison psychiatry including reports on service development, education, training, audits, conferences and events. Articles should be no more than 1-2 pages long. Please include your name, title, place of work, picture of the main author and contact details. If you would like to contribute to our next edition please e-mail using Liaison Faculty Newsletter  as the subject title. 


JISC Update: 

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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