TableĀ 1

Expected benefits of specialisation and personal continuity of care

AreasSpecialisationPersonal continuity of care
Organisational aspects at a service levelQuick clinical decision-making; positive risk managementNo fragmentation of services; increased engagement with patients who are less likely to actively seek treatment
Clinical benefitsSpecialisation of interventionsContinuity of care
Impact on routine careEnhancement of clinical leadership and specialised expertiseEstablishment of a stronger therapeutic relationship