The Department of Psychological Medicine provides an integrated mental health liaison service to people aged 16 years or over in Newham.
The service provides mental health assessment to patients who attend the A&E department and to inpatients at Newham University Hospital.
The service is based on a clinical model first piloted in Birmingham.
The multi-disciplinary team combines expertise in adult and older people’s mental health to provide assessment, treatment and management of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, dementia, schizophrenia, drug and alcohol problems and any other mental health or psychological problem in a ward setting or in the A&E department and onward referral to other services for follow up as required.
Referrals from Newham University Hospital: Urgent Care Centre, Emergency and Observation Departments and wards;
Self-referrals; Referrals from informal carers with patient's consent