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A randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of a referrals facilitator between primary care and the voluntary sector

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7232.419 (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:419

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Referrals facilitator, GPs and voluntary sector

Editor - But Grant doesn't prove that a referral facilitator is
necessary. The trouble is that some voluntary mental health organisations
are shortlived - at least at the local level. In this urban general
practice, our index of such organisations frequently needs updating. I
suggest someone, perhaps the local community mental health team, takes on
the job of maintaining a web based index. This would help us all to use
the voluntary sector more efficiently, and cut out any intermediary.

William Barwell
General practitioner

St Martins Surgery, Bristol
BS4 2QR

Competing interests: No competing interests

29 February 2000
William Barwell