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
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
Bassetlaw Hospital, Blyth Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 0BD
Tel: 01909 502590
Internal Fax: 2013
Information for healthcare Professionals
How to make a referral
Please contact the teams directly
Mental Health Team (18+) - 01909 502590
Internal Fax - 2013