The national OCD charity, run by and for people with lived experience of OCD
Did you know that specialist OCD treatment is freely available through the NHS?
We were recently asked about how the different specialist clinics differ, so in December 2017 we reached out to each service to clarify, and we attempt to summarise each clinic here and explain how patients can be referred.
ADULTS – England
On this pages are lists of the NHS centres of excellence in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). All of these services offer treatment provided by experts in the treatment and research of OCD. The following is a summary of the services usually offered, although each service may offer slightly different treatment options not listed on these pages on an individual basis where appropriate for the patient.
Note: As of June 2018, the Centre for Specialist Psychological Treatments of Anxiety and Related Problems, based at the University of Bath is currently NOT accepting new patients following the departure of Professor Salkovskis.
ADULTS – Scotland
CHILD & ADOLESCENT SERVICES – England
How patients in England can access the specialist services.
For patients in England there are generally two routes to the specialist services:
- Route 1 – Local CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) funded
- Route 2 – National HSS (Highly Specialised Service) funded
CCG’s will frequently say no, but this should not be accepted without challenging, which OCD-UK can assist with.
OCD-UK can help support anyone trying to get access to any of these specialist services.
Have you previously been successfully treated by one of these specialist units? Then why not share your story with OCD-UK, and help us inspire others to attempt to access specialist treatment.
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