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Liaison Psychiatry

The term 'liaison psychiatry' refers to a situation in which you may be experiencing physical as well as mental health problems. The Liaison Psychiatry Service comprises a number of parts:

Inpatient liaison/consultation service

We accept referrals of any inpatients aged 18-64 who have a psychological problem requiring specialist assessment.

St James’ University Hospital
Tel: 0113 3056730

Leeds General Infirmary
Tel: 0113 3923204


Click here to view the referral leaflet 

Liaison psychiatry outpatient clinics

The consultants in liaison psychiatry and the doctors working with them provide outpatient assessment and medical management of patients with physical and psychological problems. The clinics accept referrals from doctors of patients living anywhere and are based at:

Liaison Psychiatry

The Becklin Centre

Alma Road

Tel: 0113 3056730



Liaison Psychiatry

The Brotherton Wing

Leeds General Infirmary

Tel: 0113 3923204



Hospital mental health team at St James’ University Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary

The team provides a multidisciplinary liaison mental health service for patients aged 18 or above. Members of the team offer assessment and psycho-social intervention for patients known to the liaison psychiatry service who may be experiencing a range of psychological difficulties related to physical health problems. 




Acute Liaison Psychiatry Service (ALPS)

The ALPS provides 24 hour/7 day psychosocial assessment for patients aged 18-64 attending LGI or SJUH after an episode of self harm.  ALPS also sees patients aged 18 and above presenting with acute mental health problems in the Emergency department at SJUH or LGI.


Referral is by telephone to 0113 2065878 


Yorkshire Centre for Psychological Medicine 

Our inpatient unit offers a service to you if you have co-existing physical and psychological disorders and are assessed and treated by the specialist multi-disciplinary team.


Typically, a patient may expect pre-admission contact, a visit to the ward, written material and orientation to the ward. A period of assessment is usually two-weeks with further treatment options discussed at multi-disciplinary team and Care Programme Approach meetings.

Tel: 0113 392 7140

Leeds and West Yorkshire Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME Service

This service is provided jointly by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. The service offers specialist assessment, formulation of problems/needs and therapy – clinical interventions and rehabilitation. It also provides expert advice, education, training and support to health professionals, statutory and non-statutory organisations, service users and carers on the condition.

Referrals should be made to Leeds and West Yorkshire CFS/ME Service, Outpatient Suite, First Floor, Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital Site, York Road, Leeds, LS14 6WB

Tel: 0113 305 6513 or 0113 305 6521 (8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday)

More information about the Leeds & West Yorkshire CFS/ME Service


Liaison Psychiatry cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) service

The CBT service accepts referrals of patients aged 18-64 who have been assessed by other Liaison psychiatry team members. The service does not accept referrals directly from outside agencies.  Our therapists will assess and, if appropriate, treat patients with psychological difficulties related to a physical disorder, for example adjustment disorder, specific phobias e.g. needles etc, mild to moderate depression and somatoform disorders.

Tel: 0113 392 2240

Cosmetic exception case panel (CECP) psychological assessment service

We provide multidisciplinary psychological assessment at LGI only for service users from NHS Leeds  referred by the cosmetic exception case panel.

Psychosexual medicine service

The psychosexual medicine service provides a service for people experiencing sexual problems such as: impaired sexual interest or arousal, erectile problems, ejaculatory problems, orgasmic problems, vaginismus, dyspareunia, and sexual aversion/phobias.

Tel: 0113 392 8158

The Leeds Psycho-oncology service

The Leeds psych-oncology service aims to meet the psychosocial needs of all oncology and palliative care patients. The goal of the service is to reduce psychological distress and improve psychological well-being in patients, relatives and staff within the oncology and palliative care services.

Regional referrals are accepted through either Clinical Psychology or through Liaison Psychiatry at The Becklin Centre. Referrals can be made by any professional working in Oncology and Palliative Care and can be in writing or oral (inpatients only).

Tel: 0113 305 6730