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OCD/BDD Service (BCPU) - Trustwide

Contact and location details
OCD/BDD Service (BCPU) - Trustwide
Service address: Service main base: Morrison, Building 9, Entrance 3 Springfield University Hospital 61 Glenburnie Road Tooting, London SW17 7DJ
Contact name: Sharon Benson
Telephone numbers:
  • Ward 020 3513 6961
  • To make a referral enquiry
  • Out of hours number Crisis Line: 0800 028 8000
E-mail address:
How to get here: View map
Area served: Trustwide
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Information about this service
Service offered:
  1. Community-based treatment of severe, complex, resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (in accordance with NICE guidelines Levels 5-6) and other severe resistant neurotic disorders eg. body dysmorphic disorder, phobic anxiety, panic agoraphobia.
  2. Advice, support and joint working with CMHT members for clients of moderate severity (in accordance with NICE guidelines Levels 3-5). 
  3. Information, education and consultation including primary care level and voluntary sector (in accordance with NICE guidelines Levels 1-2).
  • Requests for information, guidance and help for people with OCD/BDD or other neurotic disorders may be made direct to borough therapists or to the address above from Primary or Secondary Care
  • Requests for teaching events about OCD/BDD may be made direct to borough therapists or to the address above from Primary or Secondary Care
  • A number of helpful leaflets and web-based advice is available. We also offer talks to schools and community groups about OCD/BDD

This is part of the OCD/BDD service which also runs a National OCD/BDD Service.

Are you a GP or other health professional?

See our Web Guide to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Who is the service for?:

Usually it will be expected that patients have failed to respond to two trials of appropriate medication for OCD/BDD as well as a previous trial of CBT.

Exceptions to the above can be made in individual circumstance depending on severity and need of the individual patient.

Summary of NICE-recommended
treatment approach for OCD

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How to refer:

Intensive home-based, community or outpatient treatment 

  • Referrals for complex assessment and treatment may be made by the healthcare worker direct to the therapist or to the address above.
  • Referrals can be made by Primary and Secondary Care.
  • All referrals should contain:
    • a brief description of patient's current problems
    • relevant history
    • current care plan and risk assessment.
  • If significant risk is identified then details of the patient's care co-ordinator and their continued involvement must be provided.
  • Referrals of patients under section are not accepted. We are happy to assess once the patient is voluntary. This is to ensure that the patient is providing informed consent to undertake therapy.

Referral form for OCD-BDD community service

Joint working with other healthcare professionals

  • Referrals for joint assessment and joint working, supervision and support may be made direct to the therapist or to the address above by Primary or Secondary Care Mental Health Teams.
  • The therapist will work with the CMHT or referrer to deliver therapy as part of the care plan.
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