A concept of Community Paediatrics has been described comprising clinical care to individual children including identification, diagnosis, and care of the handicapped child, expertise in preventive paediatric techniques, and the provision of investigation and advice in connexion with social and educational proboems. Its relationship to Community Medicine, General Practice, and Consulting Paediatrics has been discussed and a long-term training scheme is outlined. In the immediate future the deployment is envisaged of senior clinical Medical Officers now employed by Local Authorities.
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