Research Article

The clinical psychologist in a health centre: one year's work.

Br Med J 1975; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5995.513 (Published 29 November 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;4:513
  1. T A McAllister,
  2. A E Philip

    Abstract

    The Livingston integrated health services project is an attempt to provide a fully integrated area health service with special emphasis on developing multidisciplinary community health teams. As part of this experiment a clinical psychologist was appointed to work in general practice. Ninety-four patients with behavioural, emotional, and cognitive problems were referred in the first year (1% of the 10 000 patients registered at the practice). The psychologist thus provided treatment for some patients who would otherwise have been seen by a general practitioner with neither the time nor the training to deal adequately with their problems.