For clincians

Lead person for enquiries: Louise Champion - operational lead
Tel: 01277 695038 


Referrals will be accepted from GPs, NELFT nurses and AHPs, via SystmOne or by faxing or posting the referral form to the single point of access (SPA) on on 01268 242142.

Criteria: Adults, living in the Basildon and Brentwood Area, registered with a South West Essex GP.



  • who have an acute or unstable psychiatric disorder requiring specialist acute psychiatric input
  • who have drug or alcohol dependency/requiring detoxification from drugs or alcohol
  • requiring respite care
  • requiring urgent social care services unless the primary need is for health care
  • with potential malignant haematology conditions and/or acute, severe laboratory test abnormalities