Local patient referrals

Referrals are accepted for any patients registered with a GP within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough locality. We accept referrals from GPs and other health professionals. Referrals can be made via the Advice and Referral Centre (ARC), their contact details are:

E cpft.arc@nhs.net | T 0845 045 0123 | F 0845 045 121
Address: Grebe House, Gloucester Cente, Morpeth Close, Peterborough PE2 7JU

The ARC referral form must be completed along with the supplementary eating disorder form. This form guides you through all of the essential information required for the team to triage the referral. Please complete as much of the information as possible to ensure it is processed promptly, however if you are concerned that the individual is high risk do not wait for information like blood results before making the referral, forward these on afterwards.

We aim to assess urgent referrals within two weeks of referral and non urgent referrals within eight weeks. Once the patient has been assessed a decision is made regarding the best care for the patient. If the patient is suffering from a moderate or severe eating disorder then most likely outcome will be  to be put on the outpatient treatment waiting list. Occasionally day-patient or inpatient treatment may be recommended.

National patient referrals 

The service accepts referrals for adult women and men suffering from anorexia nervosa, and treatment refractory severe bulimia nervosa for inpatient treatment. These referrals are likely mainly to be from the East of England but referrals from anywhere in England are accepted.

We accept national referrals from any healthcare professional. This is usually from an eating disorder service or mental health team local to where the patient lives. If you are unsure whether a referral is appropriate, need to discuss a referral or require urgent advice please ring to talk to Dr Jane Shapleske or Dr Jaco Serfontein or other senior member of the team:

T 01223 596201 | E AEDSAdmin@cpft.nhs.uk

For advice about funding arrangements, phone 01223 596201.

Please send referrals using the referral form to:
Dr Jane Shapleske (Consultant Psychiatrist) or Dr Jaco Serfontein (Consultant Psychiatrist) 

E AEDSadmin@cpft.nhs.uk |  F 01223 257153

We will respond to referrals within one working day. Wherever possible we will offer assessment prior to admission but if someone requires urgent admission due to high clinical risk admission can be arranged without prior assessment.

 

Further information

docReferral form (0.29 MB)

The page was last updated on 09 February 2017 by andrea.bateman.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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