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Table 1 The collaborative care framework (Gunn et al, 2006) [12]

From: Facilitating professional liaison in collaborative care for depression in UK primary care; a qualitative study utilising normalisation process theory

Multi-professional approach to patient Care provided by a case manager working with the family doctor under weekly supervision from specialist mental health medical and psychological therapies clinicians.
Structured management plan Medication support and brief psychological therapy
Scheduled patient follow-ups Proactive care
Enhanced inter-professional communication Patient-specific written feedback to family doctors via electronic records and personal contact