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GPs make youth mental health a priority

The Royal College of GPs is recommending that all GP trainees should receive specialist-led training in both child health and mental health.

Dr Maureen Baker, chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) said: “The majority of GPs are skilled at supporting young people and families in their generalist role but fewer than half of GPs are given the opportunity to undertake a paediatric or psychiatry training placement during their training.”