Trauma-informed care: what does it mean for general practice?

Dipesh P. Gopal*, Manuela Hunter, Daniel Butler, Diarmuid O Donovan, Nigel Hart, Grainne Kearney, David Blane

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Early life adversity and trauma can have a huge impact on our long-term health. What can healthcare institutions and staff do to combat this? Healthcare institutions can improve community health including cross-sector working via integrated care systems (ICSs), but this can take time. However, in general practice, people consulting with primary care staff may have already encountered challenges in life that can negatively impact physical and mental health. This analysis looks at what can be practically done and the role of trauma- informed care (TIC) within general practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Issue number730
Early online date27 Apr 2023
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Dipesh Gopal is an In-Practice Fellow supported by the Department of Health and Social Care and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, or the Department of Health and Social Care.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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