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Sept. 12, 2016

Behavioural health consultants in integrated primary care teams: a model for future care

Region: Europe Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors Source: BMC Family Practice

Significant challenges exist within primary care services in the United Kingdom (UK). These include meeting current demand, financial pressures, an aging population and an increase in multi-morbidity. Psychological services also struggle to meet waiting time targets and to ensure increased access to psychological therapies. Innovative ways of delivering effective primary care and psychological services are needed to improve health outcomes.