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What are the roles of Psychiatrists in the Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP)?

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Tsz Shan
29 July 2021
What are the roles of Psychiatrists in the Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP)?

What are the roles of Psychiatrists in the Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP)?

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Yo Yo
29 July 2021

No problem.

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Tsz Shan
29 July 2021

Many thanks!

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Yo Yo
29 July 2021

Psychiatrists working within a CMHTOP – whether senior, junior, and trainees – have several clinical responsibilities, including assessment and diagnosis of mental illness, assessment of risks, identification of the needs of patients and their carers, formulation of a management plan, evaluation and interpretation of the findings of special investigations (e.g., blood tests, urine tests, ECG, neuroimaging, EEG, and psychometry), and provision of pharmacological and psychological treatments. The role of the psychiatrist is also important in communicating with psychiatric inpatient and liaison services, geriatricians, general practitioners, and hospital managers. Senior psychiatrists also provide a leadership role within the CMHTOP, which involves the supervision and governance of the clinical team and its individual members.

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