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.

Referral criteria

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

Criteria exclusion

None stated.

How to access this service

Access is by referral from a healthcare professional.

What conditions do you cover

Cancer impacting on psychological wellbeing.

Contact info

0116 295 4562


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