GPs' views and use of adult mental health services in England and Wales: a survey investigating the effect of fundholding
Corney, Roslyn (1996) GPs' views and use of adult mental health services in England and Wales: a survey investigating the effect of fundholding. Journal of Mental Health, 5 (5). pp. 489-500. ISSN 0963-8237 (print), 1360-0567 (electronic) (doi:10.1080/09638239619176)Full text not available from this repository.
The purchaser provider split and the introduction of GP fundholding has meant that GPs are now key players in determining the type of adult mental health services which are delivered. This paper describes the results of a recent survey of GPs' views and their use of adult mental health services. The survey was conducted in 100 fundholding practices and the same number of non-fundholding practices in 1994. Over one-quarter of the fundholding GPs had tried to make changes in out-patient provision and had used their purchasing power either to develop 'in house' psychiatric services or to reduce the number of consultants responsible for their patients. The results also indicate the large increase over the last few years in the number of mental health professionals based in general practice. This increase was particularly marked in fundholding practices. The implications for the delivery of mental health services are discussed.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||GP, mental health service,|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
|Last Modified:||02 Apr 2012 12:47|
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