About the Advanced Interventions Service
The Dundee Advanced Interventions Service is a specialist service providing: intensive treatment for OCD; specialist assessment and treatment for treatment-refractory depression (TRD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); and neurosurgical treatment for mental disorder. We became a National Service in 2006.
We are a National Specialist Service, which means that we are one of over 85 national services in Scotland, receiving funding directly from the National Services Division (NSD) of NHS Scotland. Referral, assessment, and treatment have no additional costs to NHS Boards in Scotland. This works because monies for specialist services are 'top sliced' from money given to NHS Boards by the Scottish Government. NHS Boards in Scotland have already paid for the National Services and clinicians do not have to apply for extra funding in order to refer to them.
The service is 'hosted' by NHS Tayside and is based at Ninewells Hospital & Medical School in Dundee. This means that we are managed within NHS Tayside, although funding for the service is external. We are not an NHS Tayside service per se but all management functions, clinical governance, financial management, and reporting is provided by NHS Tayside.
You can download our Operational Framework below.
Service Level Agreement
Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for the service can be found below.