Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
The support received from this service can help people recover from a psychotic episode. It can also help reduce the likelihood of experiencing further psychotic episodes in the future. The service is made up of a team of professionals (including nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists and support workers ) who have lots of experience in working with people with psychosis.
UPDATE – COVID-19 and PIER Team Referrals – Advice Line
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak the PIER Tem (Psychosis Intervention & Early Recovery) Team are having to put into place the following measures to ensure that we ensure people with a serious mental illness are prioritised for assessment and treatment.
We will be asking that from Monday 23 March 2020 that GPs, Community Mental Health Teams, the Crisis and Home Treatment Teams and Inpatient Wards telephone us on 0116 294 3167 to discuss any referrals to allow us to prioritise or signpost to a more appropriate service.
The service offers help to people aged 14 – 64 years who are experiencing first symptoms of psychosis, as well as providing help to their families.
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
Tel: 0116 294 3167