The Health Psychology Department provides countywide services to patients, their families, staff and organisations based on the evidence relating psychological factors to physical health and the delivery of health services.
The importance of attending to the psychological needs of patients is a fundamental part of the clinical work of the NHS.
For more information on the role of a psychologist in health care please follow the link to the British Psychological Society http://www.bps.org.uk/
Members of the Health Psychology Department see both inpatients and outpatients and help people understand and better manage the impact of significant health problems. Whilst many people find their own way of dealing with health related difficulties very often a little support at times of change when dealing with new and sometimes difficult situations, will prevent other problems from happening later.
Health Psychology services are funded in a variety of areas including:
Long Term Conditions
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) Service
Community Stroke Groups
Pain Management & Rheumatology
Specialist Weight Management Service
Palliative Care & Oncology
Palliative Care, Oncology
Staff Support Services
GHT Staff Support
Psychological Profiling for staff selection