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 is a specialist team of mental health professionals – doctors (psychiatrists), nurses, psychologists, social workers and administrative staff – who are based at Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough. We offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment for emotional and psychiatric problems for anyone who is a patient at Peterborough City 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.

The service provides assessment, treatment and signposting for inpatients at the acute trust, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. The team also provides education, training and support to the acute trust staff. The service will cover inpatients aged 17 and upwards, as well as older adults attending A&E.

Inpatient Wards

9am to 5pm Mon to Fri          (Internal Extension 8580)

Emergency Department (including MAU)

8am to 1am 7-days                (Internal Extension 3319)

Where is it?

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department 313
Edith Cavell Campus
Bretton Gate
Peterborough, PE3 9GZ

Contact the service

01733 678580 (Wards) or 01733673319 (Emergency Department)
F 01733 678120

The page was last updated on 01 February 2018 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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