Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
You can read some general NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
Community Forensic Intellectual and Developmental Disability Service (CFIDD)
We support adults with a learning disability and or autism who are at risk of being involved with the criminal justice system, across Nottinghamshire (both City and County).
Our team consists of nursing, psychiatry, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, psychology and social work. We promote the most effective assessment, treatment and management of people whilst promoting their recovery.
We may work with people currently in secure hospitals to support them moving back into the community. We can also offer specialist support and guidance to other services. We also case manage complex and high risk individuals, using the care program approach (CPA).
Four key areas of intervention
The team works with people in the community whose cases are complex and high risk. The service will find out what risks the person poses to themselves and others, and work with them to reduce these risks to safe levels so they can then be supported by other services.
The team will work with people in hospital to support and advise their planned move into the community. We give expert advice and guidance to other colleagues. Treatment is focused upon constant assessment and management of risk of harm to others, as well as risk reduction where this is possible. We work closely with probation services, the police and social services.
We work together with a wide range of other services on areas including training, support and guidance. This role will apply after in-reach support when the person is living in the community and working with a different community team.
Forensic risk assessment
We assess people’s risk of harming themselves or others, and develop strategies which ensure the wellbeing and safety of the people we work with, as well as the wider public.
Accessing our service
We are currently prioritising cases identified by Transforming Care. Therefore we are not currently accepting community referrals external from this. However we can discuss and review cases which may require forensic risk advice and guidance. To make a referral please complete the below form and return to the following address: CommunityForensicIDD@nottshc.nhs.uk
Contact and find us
Louisa Hagan, Service Manager
Dr Leah Wooster, Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist
Fiona Lamb, Clinical Team Leader
598 The Wells Road
Tel: 0115 952 9400
Information for health professionals
If a health professional has any queries they wish to discuss, they can send this request to the email address provided above. Any queries received will be discussed at the clincial forum meeitng which is held weekly on a Wednesday. This is attended by the multi-disciplinarary team.