Whilst NHS services were affected by COVID-19, most services are slowly finding the 'new normal'. The following is a brief summary of our services and whether there is any restriction due to COVID-19.
We continue to receive referrals as usual and our waiting time is unaffected by COVID-19.
If you have any questions about a possible referral, or would like to discuss something, please get in touch.
We have largely moved back to offering most people face-to-face assessments and this is our default approach unless people have a specific preference for online.
We will still be following all applicable COVID-19 restrictions and all staff in the department have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Although masks are no longer required in the NHS in Scotland, we will respect the wishes of patients to wear masks and we will happily do so if someone requests.
Intensive treatment for OCD
The type of treatment we offer is agreed on a case-by-case basis and always has been. We continue to offer intensive treatment in a variety of settings, including: home; as an inpatient in Dundee; as an outpatient; and remotely via Skype/ Zoom/ MS Teams.
We have embraced a 'hybrid' model (if applicable) where some parts of treatment may be delivered remotely. However, if face-to-face treatment is the preferred (and best) option, we will do this.
People are able to travel to London for surgery and there is no impact of COVID-19 on the neurosurgical pathway. We remain in close contact with neurosurgical colleagues in London who perform the surgery so that we can make sure that arrangements suit each person.
We are able to arrange neuropsychological assessment, MRI scanning, and clinical review in Dundee, but we will discuss this with the individual because some people might prefer not to travel.