Leicestershire Psycho-oncology Service (LPOS)
The Leicestershire Psycho-oncology Service provides psychological and psychiatric care to patients who have a current or recent diagnosis of cancer that is impacting upon their psychological wellbeing.
The service aims to offer a comprehensive service to patients with psychological and/or psychiatric complications of cancer. It works jointly with health professionals in improving communication in client care and supportive follow-up cancer care and offers advice, education and training to all staff dealing with the psychological and/or psychiatric complications of cancer.
The service is provided by a core group of clinical staff, comprised of a consultant psychiatrist with expertise in psycho-oncology and liaison psychiatry and two mental health practitioners, supported by a secretary.
Adults aged 18 years or over who are suffering psychological and/or psychiatric conditions secondary to their diagnosis of cancer, and who are registered with a GP in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland,
Please telephone 0116 295 4562 to request a referral form.
Inpatient referrals by telephone or faxed referral form
Outpatient referrals by letter or referral form except in exceptional cases of urgency where a referral form can be sent by fax: 0116 295 4571
How to access this service
Access is by referral from a healthcare professional.
What conditions do you cover
Cancer impacting on psychological wellbeing.
0116 295 4562
- healthcare professional