Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry

We work across Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Bassetlaw District General Hospital and Nottingham University Hospitals.

We provide rapid assessment of patients who are referred due to concerns about their mental health. Our teams accept referrals for any patient over the age of 16 from either the Emergency Department at each hospital or from the inpatient wards. The patients may have self-harmed, be suicidal, in acute mental health crisis or have a possible dementia or delirium. We also provide a liaison service to clinicians in the hospitals who want advice on the management of patients with possible mental health problems.

Our service also incorporates a Substance Misuse Liaison team (SMLS) at Nottingham University Hospitals which takes referrals for patients with drug and/or alcohol problems.


Accessing our service

Referrals are accepted for patients of the acute hospitals as above including inpatients and those in the Emergency Department. We can only accept referrals from clinicians at the acute hospitals.

Referrals can be made by telephone or fax 24 hours per day.

Contact and find us

This service covers Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals and are based at:

King's Mill Hospital
NG17 4JL 

Clinical Team Leader, Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP)
Tel: 01623 622515 Ext: 3387

Clinical Team Leader, Adult Mental Health Services (AMH)
Tel: 01623 622515 Ext: 4628
Internal fax: 2388

Queens Medical Centre, Derby Rd, Nottingham NG7 2UH
Clinical Team Leader, MHSOP
Tel: 0115 9709292

Clinical Team Leader, SMLS
Tel: 0115 9249924 Ext: 63898

Bassetlaw Hospital, Blyth Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 0BD
Tel: 01909 502590
Internal Fax: 2013

Help in a crisis

Outside of office hours please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency go to your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

Information for healthcare Professionals

How to make a referral

Please contact the teams directly


Queens Medical Centre
Older Adults Team - 0115 9709292
SMLS 0115 9249924 ext 63898


Kings Mill Hospital
Older Adults Team (65+) - 01623 622515 ext 3387
Adult Mental Health (18-65) - 01623 622515 ext 4627/8
Internal Fax - 2388


Bassetlaw Hospital
Mental Health Team (18+) - 01909 502590
Internal Fax - 2013



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