The Royal College of Psychiatrists set up an interface group to look at the interface between old age psychiatry and learning disability and, as part of its work, the group commissioned a survey of learning disability and old age psychiatrists to investigate their experience of working across the boundary between the two specialities. This paper is based on the report produced. It summarises the findings of the survey and sets out eight recommendations to further the work. There was no clarity on how services should be provided to older people with a learning disability who develop a mental health problem in later life but the need for collaboration between the two specialities is compelling.
Benbow, S., Kingston, P., Bhaumik, S., Black, S., Gangadharan, S. and Hardy, S. (2011), "The interface between learning disability and old age psychiatry: two specialties travelling alone or travelling together?", Mental Health Review Journal, Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 25-35. https://doi.org/10.5042/mhrj.2011.0173Download as .RIS
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