Psychological problems relating to or affecting treatment in plastic surgery. Assessments for an opinion of appropriateness of timing of surgery, or for preparation for surgery. This may be for the patient and or their family.
About our Service
Outpatients are usually seen at St Lukes Hopsital
Inpatients are usually based on Ward 19 at BRI
Inpatient and Outpatients. Psychologican problems relating to: adjustment of disfigurement, including discussion, adivce and support. Children with congenital or acquired disfigurement can be seen for example to help in managing relatioinships or bullying. Family members may be worked with if children are young
Any member of the Plastic or Maxillofacial surgery team can refer. GP's - though if this is for an assessment regarding cosmetic surgery referrals should have been discussed through 'diffiicult choices' or or equivalent of the local PCT
Assessments - an opportunity to discuss reasons for requesting surgery and the impact this might have on someone's life. Social skills training. Supporting staff to be aware of, or work with psychological difficulties identified in in-patients
Psychology Department, St Lukes Hopsital, Tel: 365176