Psychiatry-UK is the fastest, most discreet, and most convenient way to safely access GMC registered psychiatrists and psychiatric support services in the UK.
This is because our online services are far more readily available than face-to-face meetings with the same practitioners via ‘normal’ NHS pathways, which inevitably involve long waiting lists.
The good news is that in many cases you have a good chance of getting NHS funding to see a psychiatrist from Psychiatry-UK, however, sadly, the bad news is that it may take quite some time to get approval.
We will provide all the support we can to any of our patients who wish to seek NHS funding for all, or part of their diagnosis and treatment. However, funding is provided locally, via your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), so you will need to have an engaged local GP with whom we can work to seek such payment for your treatment from the NHS.
In theory, you could obtain funding for your diagnostic assessment as the service is provided by Psychiatry-UK LLP which is a qualified provider of services to the NHS, registered with the CQC and a designated medical body, regulated by the GMC. Unfortunately, with mental health services, choice is limited to providers who already have a contract to provide services to your local Clinical Commissioning Group – which means that the only services that you can receive are those that are locally available.
However, we would be very interested in supporting you and your GP in approaching your local CCG to obtain funding if there is no local specialist service in your area, or if you have a good reason to need a rapid assessment and diagnosis – for instance, if you are soon to go to university or you have recently started at university, or if you have specialist language needs.