The admission process begin with us gathering a few details about you. This can be done by either filling out the self-referral form online or sending it to us by fax, email or post. Please look on our contact page for details. Alternatively you can give us a call.


In order to properly assess your needs and therefore  tailor a programmeGathering relevant clinical information is essential  is vital to ensuring we fully tailor a programme to your individual needs.

 

This data includes past medical and psychiatric histories, current treatment and medications, previous treatments, family history, supportsystems and important telephone numbers. The more information you or your family member share during the admission process, the clearer the assessment of your needs will be.

 

We will schedule then an assessment with our Psychologist and Dietician for you and/or your family member at The White House.

 

In most situations, you will be required to have a blood test before arriving foryour assessment. This is usually something which can be carried out at your GP surgery.

 

A referral from your provider is not required. However, we will maintain communication with your GP or Care Coordinator during the assessment, admission process, throughout your stay with us, and during the discharge planning phase.

The admission process begin with us gathering a few details about you. This can be done by either filling out the self-referral form online or sending it to us by fax, email or post. Please look on our contact page for details. Alternatively you can give us a call.


In order to properly assess your needs and therefore  tailor a programmeGathering relevant clinical information is essential  is vital to ensuring we fully tailor a programme to your individual needs.

 

This data includes past medical and psychiatric histories, current treatment and medications, previous treatments, family history, supportsystems and important telephone numbers. The more information you or your family member share during the admission process, the clearer the assessment of your needs will be.

 

We will schedule then an assessment with our Psychologist and Dietician for you and/or your family member at The White House.

 

In most situations, you will be required to have a blood test before arriving foryour assessment. This is usually something which can be carried out at your GP surgery.

 

A referral from your provider is not required. However, we will maintain communication with your GP or Care Coordinator during the assessment, admission process, throughout your stay with us, and during the discharge planning phase.

Admission Criteria

  • 17+ Years Old 
  • Primary diagnosis of an Eating Disorder 
  • May have previously received inpatient or outpatient treatment which has not been sufficient to support recovery or is at a stage physically or psychologically where more intensive support is required
  • Willing to work towards managing disordered thoughts and behaviours, achieving improved social inclusion and quality of life
  • Willing to agree objectives and meet targets
  • Motivation to engage in the psychosocial programme, with the objective of working towards improved wellbeing 
  • Motivation to engage in the dietetic programme consistently, with the objective of working towards better nutritional health 

Assessment


The assessment process will usually be spaced over 90 minutes, and include:

  • A medical examination and risk assessment, including laboratory results and ECG
  • Review of referral information, medical history and letters from health care professionals.
  • An indepth psychiatric, psychological and dietetic assessment


Based on this thorough assessment, a recommendation for care will be made by the Multidisciplinary Team, if they feel that we are adequately able to meet your needs.


Our psychologist will then contact your GP or care coordinator for approval of the recommended treatment programme, and will also advise family members of the team’s recommendation (if the patient is under 18 years old).

Assessment & Admission

The assessment process begins with a few details about you by simply filling out the self-referral form online, or sending it to us by fax, email or post we can start making the arrangements. Please look on our contact page for details. Alternatively, just give us a call.


Prior to booking your initial assessment it is helpful to gather relevant clinical information from any health care professionals involved in your care. 
This information may include details of your medical history, current treatment and previous treatments. We may also ask about any relevant family and social history i.e. support systems and important telephone numbers. Obviously the more information we have the more taliored to your needs we can be.


We will then schedule an assessment with our Multidisciplinary team at The White House.

 

In most situations, you will be required to have a blood test before arriving for your assessment. This is usually something which can be carried out at your GP surgery.


A referral from a health care professional is not always required, but it is helpful to have details of your care coordinator or GP for communication and discharge planning purposes, unless you specify otherwise.

 

To begin with we will need a few details about you. This can be done by either filling out the self-referral form online or sending it to us by fax, email or post. Please look on our contact page for details. Alternatively you can give us a call.


In order to properly assess your needs and therefore  tailor a programmeGathering relevant clinical information is essential  is vital to ensuring we fully tailor a programme to your individual needs.

 

This data includes past medical and psychiatric histories, current treatment and medications, previous treatments, family history, supportsystems and important telephone numbers. The more information you or your family member share during the admission process, the clearer the assessment of your needs will be.

 

We will schedule then an assessment with our Psychologist and Dietician for you and/or your family member at The White House.

 

In most situations, you will be required to have a blood test before arriving foryour assessment. This is usually something which can be carried out at your GP surgery.

 

A referral from your provider is not required. However, we will maintain communication with your GP or Care Coordinator during the assessment, admission process, throughout your stay with us, and during the discharge planning phase.

How to refer

Health professionals


We accept referrals from Community Mental Health Teams, GP's, Consultant Psychiatrists and Eating Disorder Services.


Required referral information

· Recent details of eating disorder behaviour

· Weight loss history

· Presenting BMI

· Previous treatment history

· Current care plan details

· Most recent blood results

· ECG

· Funding Information


Once received, we acknowledge receipt of the referral the same working day.

If you are uncertain about the appropriateness

of a referral, we are happy to talk in confidence

so please contact us for further information.

Private/Self-Referrals


You may want help for yourself, or be concerned about a friend or family member. 

 Please contact us by phone, by email or by completing our online self-referral form.


Before we can arrange an assessment we will also need further information from your GP or Consultant Psychiatrist. Therefore, if you feel able, it is sometimes worth while speaking to the relevant health professional first. 


Alternatively, with your consent, we can contact them on your behalf.

When the referral is made we will also need information on who will be responsible for the funding. This can be an individual or a health insurance provider.

We accept both private/self-referrals and CCG/Social care funded-referrals from health professionals. Referrals can be made by email, telephone, fax or post.

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Post: The White House, Limerick Close, Ipswich, IP15LR, Suffolk, England

Phone:+44 (0) 1473 740872

Fax: +44 (0) 1473 206 588

email: twh@bramacare.co.uk

referral email: referral@bramacare.co.uk

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