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.

Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry

The Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry service operates across Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Bassetlaw District General Hospital and the Nottingham University Hospital Sites.

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

The service also incorporates a Substance Misuse Liaison team (SMLS) at the Nottingham University Hospital sites 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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