The Role of Social Workers in Primary Health Care Delivery

  • Anthony W. Clare


Despite the substantial literature testifying to the intermeshed nature of much physical and psychiatric ill-health on the one hand and social problems on the other, the response in terms of the appropriate services is far from co-ordinated. In Britain general practitioners are independent contractors to the National Health Service, the social services are administered by the local authorities. The Seebohm Report (1968), which was crucially influential regarding the decision that each local authority should establish a social services department, did emphasise the need for liaison between the general medical and social services.


Primary Care General Practitioner Social Worker Royal Commission Independent Contractor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony W. Clare
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  1. 1.Department of Psychological MedicineSt. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical CollegeLondon. E.C.1England

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