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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Psychological Medicine

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Trust-Wide Emergency Service

About the service

The OUH Psychological Medicine Service provides an integrated psychiatry service to the inpatients of all four OUH hospitals (John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Horton General Hospital).

We offer a compassionate and excellent service to all inpatients of the Trust experiencing psychological problems or mental illness. We also provide follow-up in some cases through our outpatient service.

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.

How to access the service

Members of OUH medical or surgical teams may request our services.

Patients under an Emergency Department consultant should be referred to the Emergency Department Psychiatric service (EDPS).

Emergency Department Psychiatric service (EDPS)

Emergencies out of hours should be referred to the Psychiatric On-Call Service provided by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.


Consultant Psychiatrists

  • Professor Michael Sharpe (Trust Lead)
  • Dr Remy Flechais
  • Dr Lindsay Carpenter
  • Dr Zehanah Izmeth
  • Dr Iain Jordan
  • Dr David Okai
  • Dr Susan Shaw
  • Dr Luke Solomons
  • Dr Anya Topiwala
  • Dr Jane Walker (Sobell House)
  • Dr Michael Yousif


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Code of conduct

Clinicians in the department work according to the standards laid down by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Bye-laws and regulations -

Tell us what you think

The Clinical Health Psychology Service is committed to providing the very highest standards of care. If you would like to make a comment, or have a concern about the service you have received, please contact us.

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