Liaison Psychiatry is a sub-specialty that provides psychiatric treatment to patients attending general hospitals. It deals with the interface between physical and psychological health.

How this service can help you

The CPFT Liaison Psychiatry Service offers assessment, diagnosis and treatment for emotional and psychiatric problems for anyone who is an inpatient at Papworth Hospital and who is referred by their treating medical or surgical team. There are many reasons why your treating team might suggest that that you see us. For example:

  • Feeling sad, low or depressed
  • Experiencing anxiety or panic attacks
  • Alcohol or drug problems
  • Suicidal feelings or self-harm

Post-traumatic stress (eg, following serious accident or prolonged ITU admission) Problems with mental functions such as concentration or memory, particularly in older people Advice on managing a pre-existing psychiatric illness Difficulties in making decisions about treatment Help identifying and managing psychological factors which might be contributing to, or making physical symptoms worse General support in coping with physical illness or treatment.

Where is it?

Papworth Hospital Papworth Everard , Cambridge CB23 3RE Telephone: 01480 830541,

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Contact the service 

T  01480 830541 ext 4747




The page was last updated on 14 March 2018 by pcouch.

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

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