Prism: The new mental health service in your GP surgery from August 2017
Prism (Primary care Service for Mental health) is a new service run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT).
The service, which runs Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, provides specialist mental health support for GP surgeries so that patients with mental health conditions can access prompt advice and support, receive help in a community setting and experience a more joined-up approach to care. Prism staff are mental health and allied health professionals, peer workers and recovery coaches, support workers and consultant psychiatrists.
Prism is for anyone aged between 17-65 years with mental health conditions and is based on a person’s needs rather than their diagnosis. So, how do you access Prism? The patient sees their GP and a decision is made as to which service would be appropriate for the patient - this could be a referral to the Prism team. Once referred, Prism staff would make contact with the patient / service user and either provide telephone advice and signposting or offer a face-to-face assessment. Patients will meet Prism staff in their local GP surgery, meaning they are in a familiar environment and reducing travel. The Prism service aims to ensure patients get the right treatment in the right place at the right time by the right person based on their need.
A pilot Prism service has been running in Huntingdon and Wisbech since last August and has been extremely well received. Fewer people have required specialist care and the majority were seen by the Prism team in their GP surgery where they received signposting, education, advice or interventions. There was also a notable reduction time for patients waiting to be assessed or seen by a consultant.
The Prism service is being gradually rolled out across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough surgeries from April onwards. Look out for more information on our website at http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/services/prism-service.htm. If you have any questions about the service, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prism Information Leaflet July 2017
Health Visitor Clinic Dates
On the link below is a document containing the clinic dates for Health Visiting 'Drop-In' dates held in the St. Neots area:
Health Visitor Clinic Dates
Crisis Mental Health Service
From September 2016, a new 24/7 crisis mental health services will be available for patients by calling 111 and selecting option 2. Anyone of any age will be able to self-refer to these services.
Crisis Information Leaflet - Sept 2016
Primary Care Mental Health Team
This service is managed by the team based at The Cavell Centre in Peterborough and has been renamed ARC (Advice and Referral Centre). If you are concerned you have be suffering from depression, from bereavement or from anxiety, the GP may suggest a referral to the team. Once referred, a Patients will be contacted directly by telephone.
The children and young people’s mental health website, www.keep-your-head.com was launched in June 2016, providing information for young people, parents/carers and professionals on young people’s mental health – ranging from self-help to information on services.
Sue Walker is available at the surgery premises on regular Friday afternoons for private consultation. Appointments can be booked by calling reception.
Some patients will qualify for NHS Chiropody and the necessary referral will need to be made by the doctor or Nurse Practitioner.
Hearing Help Sessions
Cambridgeshire Hearing Help have quarterly drop-in sessions at the Surgery, where patients can visit to have hearing aids serviced and batteries replaced. No appointment is necessary, just visit the Surgery from 2pm until 4pm. Clinic dates for 2018 are: Tuesday 23 January, Tuesday 24 April, Tuesday 24 July and Tuesday 23 October.
Physio Direct Cambridgeshire
Physio Direct is a telephone self-referral service to provide early advice and management for adults with back/neck/joint problems or other injuries. You don't need a GP referral to access this service, as it is for anyone over the age of 16 years who is registered with a Huntingdonshire GP practice. Contact Tel: 0300 555 0210.
A Senior Chartered Physiotherapist will be available on the phone from Monday to Friday 8.15am – 12.15pm.
For Cambridgeshire Physio Direct, click here: http://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/what-we-do/specialist-services-(ambulatory-care-services)/dynamichealth-services/physio-direct
For Bedfordshire Physio Direct, click here: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Physiotherapy/Pages/Accessing-physiotherapy.aspx
Community Services (CCS)
Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS) aim to provide high quality, innovative services that improve the lives of people by providing services in the community closer to people’s homes. For more information, click on the following link: http://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectory/Cambridgeshire/tabid/1547/language/en-US/Default.aspx
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group is the organisation responsible for planning, organising and purchasing NHS funded healthcare for people living in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area. For more information, click on the following link: http://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group provide a range of health care services and commission health care services from other providers, such as NHS trusts, independent contractors and the voluntary and private sectors. For more information , click on the following link: http://www.bedfordshire.nhs.uk/your_services/a_z_listing.php
Help at Home (Cambridgeshire)
Help at Home is a voluntary organisation which can pay regular visits to people who may be unwell and unable to carry out daily living tasks or may just need some interaction or support if they are poorly providing general, everyday support. Contact Telephone No: 01223 714433.
Hospice at Home (Cambridgeshire)
The Hospice at Home Service, launched by the Cambridgeshrie Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust and Arthur Rank Hospice, is a service offered to patients who are terminally ill. The service provides specialist health care that enables families to care for people at home and gives the emotional support and respite. For more information, contact CCS on Tel: 01223 723135 or email email@example.com
Cambridgeshire Housing Guide
If you are live in Cambridgeshire and have a problem with housing, such as damp or heating expenses, paying the rent, the following guide is available: http://www.cambridgeshireinsight.org.uk/housing/guide
New wheelchair racing club needs new members
The club meets at Peterborough athletic track on Wednesday 6-7pm. The cycle club are also there at same time. Sessions the £2 per session. No experience needed and equipment is provided, all you need is a bike helmet. There is no expectation and no judgement, it’s just for fun or heading straight to the top. Come and have a go!
The sessions have been set up by Ian Nolan from Nene Valley Harriers, who also runs the Special Needs Athletics Group, with support from England Athletics, Inspire Peterborough, Vivacity Disability Sports and Living Sport. For more information email Coach Ian Nolan on firstname.lastname@example.org.