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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Psychological Medicine

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Acute General Medicine and Geratology

We provide an integrated clinical service to the OUH Acute General Medicine and Geratology services.

We work side by side with medical consultants, junior doctors, ward nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide care to patients experiencing psychological distress and mental illness.

Our services include:

  • support of medical and nursing staff in providing psychological care
  • teaching and training in psychiatric aspects of medicine
  • assessment of suspected mental illness
  • assessment of confusion or memory problems
  • assessment of risk
  • advice and support for managing behavioural disturbance
  • advice on capacity and Mental Health Act related issues
  • assistance with discharge and management planning
  • signposting to specialist mental health services outside OUH.