The Physical Health and Medicines Management Team, based at Dryden Road Clinic in Gateshead, provides both long term condition management and a specific bridging service for people who have required longer term involvement but who have now reached a point in their recovery where it is appropriate to discharge to Primary Care Services to be managed by their GP (where they receive on-going medication and treatment).
The team provide a range of mental health interventions to ensure that you receive the treatment that is appropriate for you. Services include:
- Clozapine clinic
- Depot injection clinics
- Nurse led clinics
The team work closely with the Community Treatment Teams (CTTs) and together aim to provide a consistent and professional service. The team is made up of nursing staff and is also supported by a Doctor.
Who is the team for?
The team is for men and women over the age of 18 years who require support for long term mental health problems.
How can I get referred?
You can be referred by your Community Treatment Team or Consultant Psychiatrist.