Contributions of graduate mental health workers in primary care
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Contributions of graduate mental health workers in primary care

Tim Schafer Senior lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, Essex
Nick Wrycraft Senior lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, Essex

Graduate primary care mental health workers are part of the NHS strategy for improving the mental health of the primary care population. This article describes the role and potential contribution of these health workers to patients’ mental wellbeing in primary care. Readers are informed about the need for graduate workers and some of the issues that arose on implementing this initiative in one English region.

Nursing Standard. 21, 17,44-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.01.21.17.44.c6396

Correspondence

t.a.schafer@anglia.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review