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A training programme for graduate primary care mental health workers

Lucock, Mike and Frost, Sue A. (2004) A training programme for graduate primary care mental health workers. Primary Care Mental Health, 2 (2). pp. 91-98. ISSN 1476-4717

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Abstract

The introduction of graduate primary care mental health workers (GMHWs) acknowledges the potential contribution to primary care mental health services of recent graduates. This paper describes the development and implementation of a training programme for GMHWs undertaken as part of a local pilot, and reflects on issues raised and lessons learned. These issues include the identification of core capabilities linked to pathway outcomes, built-in flexibility to meet the different needs of the GMHWs and services, the appropriate type and level of client work, methods of assessment including assessment in practice, links with practice supervision, service user involvement and recruitment and retention. This work has underlined the importance of a strategic partnership between education providers and primary care trusts to ensure that the capabilities developed in the training meet primary care service needs and that their roles are developed in an appropriate, supported service environment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
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Depositing User: Catherine Parker
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2008 10:06
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2010 15:36
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/1470

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