Medical provision for the homeless in Manchester.

  • Nigel J Shanks
  • Published 1983 in
    The Journal of the Royal College of General…


The events leading up to the establishment of a separate primary care service for the homeless and rootless population in Manchester are described.The organization, funding and commitment of the project are outlined and an insight into the life-style of this population is provided.During the first quarter of 1981, 2,049 consultations were given. The most common causes for consultation were psychiatric, alcoholic and respiratory conditions.

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@article{Shanks1983MedicalPF, title={Medical provision for the homeless in Manchester.}, author={Nigel J Shanks}, journal={The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners}, year={1983}, volume={33 246}, pages={40-3} }