For clinicians

Consultant perinatal psychiatrist: Dr Nisha Shah (Waltham Forest)
Consultant perinatal psychiatrist: Dr Neha Rawat (Redbridge and Barking)
Consultant perinatal psychiatrist: Dr Livia Martucci (Dagenham and Havering)

Lead person for queries: Michelle Hayes
Tel: 0300 555 1119
Email: perinatal.service@nelft.nhs.uk

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Referrals

Referrals will be accepted from any professional - most of our referrals come from social workers, GPs, health visitors, midwives, other mental health services, obstetricians, other perinatal services. Self-referrals will also be accepted. The service accepts antenatal referral directly.

Criteria: Pregnant and has current mental health difficulties. People with bonding and attachment difficulties with their baby. Postnatal referrals should go to the borough based access and assessment teams first, unless there are bonding and attachment difficulties.

Exclusions: Substance misuse problems in the absence of mental health problems.

Test results required at referral: None