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

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Chair: Dr Tania Bugelli



Senedd Cymru scrutiny of the Bill 

The Bill was introduced on the 23rd October 2017, and agreed by the Assembly on the 19th June 2018. The College gave oral evidence to the Health, Social Care and Sport committee on the 23rd November, 2017. 

Detail of legislation


Published Paper (Jul 2018)

Recent funding from Government has helped to develop liaison psychiatry services in Wales. Systematic data collection was undertaken to map the liaison psychiatry services in Wales in a collaboration between RCPsych in Wales and Public Health Wales 1000 Lives Improvement. A questionnaire was designed and circulated to all the health boards in Wales to gather information to map liaison psychiatry services in Wales. Up-to-date information was confirmed in January 2018, via email. 


What are liaison psychiatry services?

Public information leaflets developed by RCPsych

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