Mental health liaison service

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About the service

The mental health liaison service provides mental health and psychiatric assessments to patients from accident and emergency and wards at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The service combines the responsibilities of each speciality ensuring each patient’s mental health needs are given the same priority as their physical needs.

The service is also able to give advice on clinical management of patients and/or referral to other psychiatric agencies/substance and alcohol services if needed.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • The team are actively involved with other services to improve information sharing and quality of the service provided including attendance at the maternal mental health group and the high-intensity user group
  • The team actively educate other areas of the service, for example, educating Emergency Department staff in relation to deliberate self-harm so that staff can support service users when presenting at the general hospital
  • The team have access to mental health record systems to gather relevant information about service users who can be distressed to recall significant information.  These systems also allow for information to be shared with mental health services
  • The team continually develop and access external training/speakers to improve clinical practice
  •  The team offer a responsive 24 7 week service

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