Practitioner 2009;253(1718):19-23

GPs have a central role in managing schizophrenia

21 May 2009Pais-up subscribers

In recent decades the care of people with schizophrenia has shifted from hospital to the community. The GP's role has thus expanded, a fact reflected by the emphasis placed on primary care involvement in the recently updated NICE guideline on schizophrenia. On average GPs in the UK will have 7-12 people with schizophrenia on their lists, and for some of these patients they may be the sole provider of care.

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