GP and professional referrals
GP and Professional Referrals
This page provides information for GPs and other health care professionals on how to refer patients to services provided by us.
Kent and Medway Ambulance Mental Health Referral
Pathway and Protocol
This is an agreement which has been made between us and South East Coast Ambulance Trust to allow ambulance crews to refer people directly into mental health services across Kent and Medway as an alternative to taking people on to A&E / Emergency Departments.
The protocol sets out the responsibilities of both Trusts’ staff and includes an algorithm with contact numbers of Access teams for in hours use and Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams (CRHTT) for out of hours use. This means the pathway is available 24 hours, seven days a week.
The following directory provides a snap-shot of mental health services we provide in Medway.
It contains enough information to enable GPs and those working in primary care to make informed decisions about where and how to make referrals to mental health services.
Medway Liaison Psychiatry Service
The Medway Liaison Psychiatry Service aims to provide mental health support to people admitted to Medway Maritime Hospital.
The service works very closely with staff at Medway Maritime Hospital patients' mental health is assessed and treated effectively alongside any physical health problems.
Download the protocol which sets out how doctors and nurses working within Medway Martime Hospital can access urgent psychiatric advice or assessment for patients aged 18 and over who are physically unwell:
The Trust has a number of specialist services which can be found within Our services section. Each specialist service has its own page which includes specific referral information and guidance.