Your NHS pathway to specialist treatment at Schoen Clinic York
NHS patients receive specialist care from our Multidisciplinary Team in York.
As part of the Schoen Clinic Research Group patients at Schoen Clinic York benefit from leading outcome based treatment provided by Specialist led teams who look after them 24 hours a day.
We strive to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible while undergoing treatment with us at our safe and welcoming inpatient hospital.
NHS patients arrive at Schoen Clinic York via their Specialist Eating Disorder Service (SEDS) or CMHT (Community Mental Health Team). We receive a referral form which we review in our weekly referral meeting and if appropriate we would offer a pre-assessment.
This supports initial care plans and treatment planning prior to admission. Once we have completed this we would either offer an admission or make recommendations to the CMHT if inpatient treatment at Schoen Clinic York isn't appropriate. If appropriate an admission date is set.
A guide to CMHT and SEDS
CMHT stands for Community Mental Health Team.
A CMHT aims to help you get back on your feet after a mental health crisis and they can provide you with short or long-term care and therapy to help avoid hospitalisation. If you are seriously ill, they can arrange for you to be taken to hospital.
Depression, eating disorders, self-harm, abuse, violence, and anger, as well as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety are among the difficulties addressed by CMHT.
Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow up to people with severe and complex mental health conditions. To access your CMHT your first step will be talking to your GP so they can understand your needs and introduce you to the right mental health service for your needs. They will provide you with a GP referral.
You can find your local GP on the NHS website.
SEDS stands for Specialist Eating Disorder Service.
SEDS provides support up to four days a week, including nursing care, food support, dietetic input, psychological support, psychiatric support, and medical support. A wider array of social support services can also be provided to families and caregivers.
A SEDS session provides people with eating disorders (18+) with a safe, supportive and collaborative environment that enables them to tackle the many negative factors such a disorder can bring to their lives.
In most cases, people should be seen by their community mental health teams (CMHTs) so in the first instance, referrals should be sent to the CMHT by Primary Care (e.g. GPs).
The following can lead to a referral to SEDS:
- The CMHT has determined that a person with an eating disorder requires more intensive treatment.
- A person with an eating disorder has been inpatiently treated and requires continuing inpatient treatment to maintain changes after discharge.
- There is a high probability that the individual with the eating disorder will require intensive input to improve nutrition and or stabilize eating patterns (but not enough for an inpatient stay).
Inpatient treatment at Schoen Clinic York
If Specialist inpatient treatment is required, your CMHT or SEDS can refer NHS patients to Schoen Clinic York. Once we receive a referral form we review it together with all referrals in our weekly referral meeting. If appropriate for inpatient treatment, we offer a pre-assessment to begin your journey with us.