Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:541–546 DOI 10.1007/s11845-016-1527-2 ORIGINAL ARTICLE A review of a GP registrar-run mobile health clinic for homeless people 1 2 1 2 • • • A. O’Carroll N. Irving J. O’Neill E. Flanagan Received: 16 February 2016 / Accepted: 1 November 2016 / Published online: 24 November 2016 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2016 Abstract Conclusion A GP Registrar-run Mobile Health Clinic Background Homeless people have excessively high mor- achieved its aims of improving access to primary care for bidity and mortality rates, yet they face barriers accessing rough sleepers and sex workers, and challenging stereo- primary care. A mobile health clinic, staffed by GP regis- types of GP Registrars. trars, was developed to provide services to homeless people, particularly rough sleepers and sex workers. Keywords Homeless persons Mobile health units Aim The aims were to improve access to primary care and Primary health care Prejudice Stereotyping to challenge the stereotypes and prejudices of GP registrars ModelsHow this ﬁts in through direct contact with homeless people. Design and Setting This was a qualitative study; ques- tionnaires were completed on the mobile health clinic and two focus groups were conducted. How this
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