An Innovative Service Approach to Improving Physical Health Outcomes for Men on A PICU Ward: Employing A GP As Part of the MDT

Dr. Ashley Rule

Providing high quality physical healthcare is a challenge when caring for PICU patients. It is well recognised that physical morbidity is high, and life expectancy low, in psychiatric patients. PICU patients often have untreated or undertreated physical health issues due to poor insight into being unwell, poor treatment compliance, and difficulties accessing physical healthcare in the community. We will present reflections on an innovative model of having a qualified GP as a ward doctor on the PICU wards at St Andrew’s Healthcare