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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. 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.


  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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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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