Psychiatry of learning disability - a future with mental health?

Alexander, R., Regan, A., Gangadharan, S. and Bhaumik, S. (2002) Psychiatry of learning disability - a future with mental health? Psychiatric Bulletin, 26 (8). pp. 299-301.

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Aims and Method: A postal survey was sent to all consultants in the psychiatry of learning disability from four English regions. Their views on job satisfaction, their core roles and the management re-structuring of services were elicited. Results: The proportion agreeing or strongly agreeing with each management option was 79% for integrated mental health–learning disability trusts, 61% for specialist learning disability trusts, 47% for care trusts, 10% for primary care trusts and 5% for social services. Only 34% felt consulted or able to influence the process of change and only 33% were satisfied with the current management changes within their trust but 67% were satisfied overall with their jobs. Clinical Implications: Management from integrated mental health–learning disability trusts is the most preferred option for psychiatrists in learning disability. A large number of consultants, though otherwise satisfied with their jobs, feel excluded or unable to influence the current changes in management structures. A model of integrated service provision in line with the government's learning disability strategy is presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2012 11:38
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 01:37
DOI: 10.1192/pb.26.8.299

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