Referral procedure:

  • Please complete the Psycho-Oncology Service Referral form.
  • Please complete all sections to avoid delays in processing the referral.
  • Where possible, tick the appropriate box(es) for counselling/psychotherapy, psychiatric assessment, advice on Management or dementia/delirium,
  • If you do not have access to the referral form you can Fax us a letter outlining the reasons for referral
  • Return the form/letter to the clinical secretary Anne Lyons-Vernon by internal mail or fax (fax number: 0161 446 8103).
  • The secretarial office is open from 8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
  • If the faxed referral is urgent, please also telephone on 0161 446 3681 to confirm that it has been received and is prioritised.
  • For urgent referrals/enquiries you can contact us on Bleep 12739
    If you are uncertain what type of help is needed, you are welcome to speak to a member of the team to discuss a possible referral (Tel 0161 446 3681).
  • The Psycho-Oncology team holds weekly Triage meetings to allocate referrals, review patients' progress, and decide which care pathway or intervention is most appropriate for the patient. The meetings are held at 8-45 until 9.45 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. Please contact the clinical secretary on 0161 446 3681 for venue details.
  • Referrers wishing to discuss a patent's psychological problems are welcome to attend these weekly meetings.

Out of Hours Advice

For out of hours psychiatric emergencies The Christie doctor should telephone the On-call Psychiatry SpR at Wythenshawe Hospital. You need to specify if the patient is under 65 years (general adult psychiatry SpR) or aged 65 or over (old age psychiatry SpR)