We know that people with complex health needs or persistent physical symptoms, including chronic pain/ tiredness or conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, can have a range of problems which may be directly or indirectly caused by their physical health. These may include low mood or problems with day to day life. This can be especially difficult when no clear cause can be found for the physical symptoms.
Our team work with people to identify and achieve their own goals using a range of interventions. Our care plans are tailored to each person’s situation and may include regular visits, medication review or therapy, working closely with the primary care team.
The team is made up of staff from a variety of backgrounds including nursing, social work, clinical psychology, liaison psychiatry and administration. We take a collaborative approach, and work to include other health care professionals in care planning.
Part of our role is to support (enhance) existing services (pathways) who are involved with people with complex physical health problems. For example we work closely with other local services such as, Healthy Minds, Community and Primary Care Services to provide supervision, training and case discussion. Please contact us if you are a member of staff in these services and would like to access this support.
We take referrals from staff who are working with our link practices across the trust. Our current link practices are:
Department of Psychological Medicine
Royal Oldham Hospital
Tel: 0161 716 2018
Fax: 0161 716 2078
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