How to refer

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)



Last updated: September 2019

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