Old age psychiatry - MAC inclusion report September 2009

WRT analysis indicates that there is evidenced room for growth for consultants in old age psychiatry over the next five years. Workload is increasing, with an anticipated increase in demand from an ageing demographic and the introduction of a national dementia strategy, which is likely to increase referrals to old age psychiatric services. In the short to medium term, the use of overseas recruitment is a sensible mechanism for alleviating shortages within the profession

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