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 Service
We support adults, who have mental disorder and pose risks to others, in the community. Some have been discharged from prisons or secure hospitals. We also provide a ‘through-care’ service to patients who are currently in hospital with the aim of maintaining links and preparing them for life in the community.
Accessing our service
You will only be assessed by the service if you are referred by a professional.
Referrals come from:
- secure hospitals
- general mental health services
- independent sector hospitals
Information for health professionals
How to refer someone to this service
A referral seeking forensic community management will need to be submitted via Nottinghamshire Healthcare's service referral form. Please email CommunityForensicReferrals@nottshc.nhs.uk for the most recent referral form.
County – 01623 433919
Hannah Nuttall, PA to Consultants
Dr Anna Machin, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
City – 0115 952 9400
Charlotte Newbold, PA to Consultants
Dr Leah Wooster, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
Service commissioned by
- NHS England, Lincolnshire and Leicester Area Team
- Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group
- Nottingham County Clinical Commissioning Group