"Told to come back in 6 months"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient)

(as the patient),

had 4 assessments for CBT over 2months during which I was told I had to moderate my drinking. I did so, consuming less than the 21 units per week but at the last assessment they said we can help you, but not until you've done another 6 months of moderation! They hadn't mentioned that in any of the assessments.

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Responses

Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for you posting. I am sorry you feel you have not been informed of the process regarding moderation at your assessment. I will pass this onto the appropriate service for further comment.

We do appreciate you letting us know when things have not gone as expected as it gives us a chance to improve our service.

Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust We are preparing to make a change

Thank you for letting us know about your experience.I am sorry that you felt you were not given accurate information, this is most unusual.

We request a 6month period following reduced alcohol intake for patient safety and to increase the effectiveness of Psychotherapy treatment. This is an aspect of our referrers information and we also ask referrer’s to discuss this with people they are referring. It seems in this instance we have failed to inform you and discuss our concerns re: alcohol reduction.

I apologise and will discuss the issue with staff in the hope of reducing the likelihood of this happening again.

Should you feel you need to discuss this further please contact me directly

Berrnadette Dolan

Consultant Psychotherapist

Service Manager

Tel 01636 685985