Services to Practitioner – Patients
The PHP team can provide the following
- The PHP service will provide telephone advice during the working day (Monday-Friday).
- If you are unsure whether the service can help you or a collegue, please telephone in confidence.
- Telephone advice is available to practitioner-patients, family members, friends or colleagues, occupational health services or employers.
Web Advice: Practitioner-patients can request appointments or ask for advice via the website. These queries will be answered within one working day.
Face-to-face consultation: We aim to offer appointments within 48hrs, Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm. Saturday morning appointments can also be arranged on request. In certain circumstances home visits can be carried out.
The initial assessment will be carried out by an experienced member of our multidisciplinary clinical team. Please be aware that your first appointment may take up to two hours.
The aim of this assessment will be to determine the nature of the problem and any further help or treatment that might be required.
Psychological Treatments: PHP staff are trained at delivering brief focused psychotherapy and can offer up-to eight sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy. If more enhanced psychological treatment is required the practitioner-patient can be referred to a number of clinicians delivering different psycho-therapeutic interventions.