|Service location:||Springfield University Hospital|
|Address:||Service main base: Building 9E, Springfield University Hospital, 61 Glenburnie Road, London, SW17 7DJ|
|Contact name:||Kashifa Ahmad|
|Telephone number:||020 3513 6961/6993|
|Fax number:||020 3513 6965|
|Specialities:||OCD/BDD (Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy)
|Opening hours:||Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.|
|We have designed a number of evidence based pathways to provide comprehensive specialist care for BDD at all points in the treatment cycle. All our interventions are 100 per cent compliant with the 2005 NICE guidance on BDD, for more click on this link for this guidance and read our guide to health professionals.|
|Who the service is for:|
BDD screening service
psychological screening for patients seeking cosmetic interventions
NICE guidance clearly recommends that people with suspected or diagnosed BDD seeking cosmetic surgery or dermatological treatment should be assessed by a mental health professional with specific expertise in the management of BDD. It is also a requirement usually placed by the commissioners of cosmetic services in many areas.
We run a nationwide screening service for such assessments and offer a cost effective package. All such assessments are performed by clinicians with specific expertise in the management of BDD.
We accept referrals from cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, dentists, health and social care professionals and GPs anywhere in the United Kingdom.
BDD assessment service
Specialist assessment for BDD, formulation of problems and needs, advise on clinical and pharmacological interventions, and suitability for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for BDD.
All such assessments are performed by senior British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accredited clinicians with specific expertise in the management of BDD and are reviewed by the multidisciplinary team of senior clinicians.
BDD treatment services
A full range of treatment options for BDD, which are delivered by BABCP accredited CBT therapists and doctors specialising in the treatment of BDD.
Outpatient treatment for BDD
We provide outpatient management for patients with possible BDD aged 18 and above at Springfield University Hospital. This includes CBT, pharmacotherapy or a combination of both in accordance with the current NICE guidance and is suitable as the first or second line treatment in BDD.
Home-based treatment for BDD
We provide home based treatment for patients with BDD aged 18 and above, in line with the current NICE guidance. This treatment is usually suitable for patients who have failed a trial of outpatient treatment or patients who are unable to attend outpatient appointments due to the nature of their illness.
Inpatient treatment for BDD
Our inpatient unit offers 24 hours nursing care for patients with severe treatment refractory BDD. Our team includes nurses and occupational therapists with specific expertise in treatment of BDD, BABCP accredited CBT therapists and specialist doctors experienced in pharmacotherapy of BDD. Patients meeting the criteria for treatment with NICE Tier 6 (Please see the stepped care model). More interventions do not require funding by the local health authorities if they live anywhere in England.
Typically, a patient may expect pre-admission contact, a visit to the ward, patient information booklets and orientation to the ward. Our service has an excellent track record of producing sustainable clinical improvements in cases of severe treatment refractory BDD.
|How to get referred:|
Our service accept referrals for screening, assessment and treatment of BDD from doctors of patients aged 18 or above, living anywhere in the United Kingdom.
Funding is not required for patients living within the boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton, Kingston-upon-Thames and Richmond or anywhere in England if the severity of their illness meets the criteria for centrally funded treatment by National Specialist Commissioning Group.
We are happy to discuss potential referrals or queries regarding funding arrangements by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 3513 6961. For clinical queries then ask to speak to a Himanshu Tyagi.
We also provide expert advice, education, training and support to health professionals, statutory and non-statutory organisations, service users and carers on the condition.
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