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Mental health experts should offer training to GPs, report says

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:208
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. London

    Mental health services for elderly people in England and Wales are patchy and inconsistent, with wide variations in resources, according to a new report by the public health expenditure watchdog, the Audit Commission.

    People aged over 65 with dementia or depression often fail to receive the help they need, owing to a lack of joint working between agencies, says the study. It claims that old people and their carers often miss out on …

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