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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Important changes to making new referrals

Our Trust has now implemented a simpler way for GPs and other referring services to make new mental health referrals. This will include addictions, adults of working age, youth services and older people’s services. The first point of contact for service users will still be their GP.

Referral to IAPT services and Rapid Assessment, Interface and Discharge will remain the same as will referrals to specialities such as neuropsychiatry and mother and baby psychiatry as well as forensic services.

Making a referral

How to access the service for GPs and healthcare professionals only.

Tel: 0121 301 4000 between 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday.
Fax: 0121 301 4001
Secure email:

Out of hours

GPs with any queries or referrals out of hours should still call the trust switchboard on 0121 301 0000.

GP referral form

The GP commissioners have developed a mental health referral form in collaboration with staff from the Trust. It will soon be available on GP practice systems but in the meantime a Word version is available to download on the Trust website at www.bsmhft.nhs.uk

You can access frequently asked questions about these changes and a copy of the GP information leaflet on our website here. For further information please contact Dr Ash Padhi on 07985883538, Vanessa Devlin on 0121 301 5435 or Julia Buckley on 0121 301 1291.

Service users who need to access advice and guidance about all our mental health services should still contact our PALS team on 0800 953 0045 or text: 07985 883 509 or fax: 0121 678 4456 or by email: pals@bsmhft.nhs.uk.