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Ten Years of Successful Collaboration between Psychiatrists, a Mental Health Institution and General Practitioners in Primary Care

Lum Wai Mun Alvin
Christine Tan
Joshua Wee
The Singapore Family Physician Vol 39 No 1 - Schizophrenia
15 - 18
1 February 2013
This paper gives an overview of what the GP Partnership Programme (GPPP), an integrated care programme, has achieved over a span of ten years, since its implementation in 2003 by the Institute of Mental Health, a tertiary mental health institution in Singapore. The GPPP is a collaboration between the GPs and IMH, for the care and management of stable patients with mental illness in the community and primary care setting. Since 2003, more than 1300 patients have been referred through the GPPP to a team of 51 GP-Partners for continued care within the community.