Early intervention for first episode psychosis: Secondary care must become more responsive to primary care

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7462.401 (Published 12 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:401
  1. James N Hardy (james.hardy@nhs.net), general practitioner principal
  1. Bethnal Green Health Centre, London E2 6LL

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    EDITOR—Shiers and Lester observe that primary and secondary care must work together and that the wider involvement of the community is the key to success.1 However, they eschew a more detailed appraisal of these important issues in favour of a finger wagging at general practice.

    They base their predication on several assumptions. Firstly, they assume that general practitioners neither …

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