Research Article

Liaison Old Age Psychiatry Service in a Medical Setting: Description of the Newcastle Clinical Service

Figure 1

Annual referral rate over 5 years period to LOAP service. The decrease in referrals in 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 period reflects the restructuring of medical wards on the 4 hospital sites in Newcastle, as described in the text, and also the introduction of the Mental Capacity Act (discussed in greater detail in the text).