Liaison of a County Health Department Medical Officer with a Group of General Practitioners in HampshireBr Med J 1970; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5724.701 (Published 19 September 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:701
- Alun Lloyd-James,
- Patricia M. Lambert
A pilot scheme was set up in Hampshire in January 1970, in which a local health authority doctor was “attached” to a group of general practitioners to carry out developmental assessment on infants and young children. Older pre-school children are also seen when necessary, and in all cases possible future educational requirements are considered. Such a scheme reduces duplication of work, increases mutual understanding between general practitioners and local health authority doctors, and helps to make full use of the limited resources of medical manpower.