The Neuropsychiatry service at the Barberry is a national service for service users over the age of 16 years who have a Neuropsychiatric condition. The service takes referrals primarily from the West Midlands region, but also nationally where funding is agreed. The service offers the following sub-specialities:

The service excludes minors under the age of 16yrs unless they are offered a service with transitions between Paediatrics and Neuropsychiatry being agreed.

  • Seizure disorders, including epilepsy with mental health co-morbidity and non epileptic attack disorder
  • Sleep disorders, including Parasomnias and Hypersomnias
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Conversion disorders/ Functional Neurological disorders

How we can help

The Neuropsychiatry service is a specialist service with an international reputation aiming to offer cutting-edge care and management for the full range of Neuropsychiatric disorders. It is at the forefront of international research and the teaching of Neuropsychiatry.  We aim to provide specialist assessment treatment for our service users, working alongside mainstream mental health services, social care agencies and voluntary organisations. Our care is tailored to the specific needs of the individual who is at the heart of the care we provide. As a tertiary service and does not offer a care programme approach (CPA) for service uses. Where this is indicated local mental health teams should be involved.

We offer a comprehensive multidiscilplinary approach with specialist input from neuropsychiatrists, nurse therapists, occupational therapists.  In addition we have expertise from speech and language therapists and dietetic service within certain sub areas of neuropsychiatry.

How to refer

Referrals are accepted from local, regional and national organisations at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Please complete our single point of access referral form, preferably attaching an informative letter stating reason for referral, summarising presenting and previous treatment strategies and relevant investigations. .

For support and advice concerning a referral please contact our service on:

Jackie Robinson Central Adminstrator/Funding Coordinator 0121 301 2321

Kim Piercy Service Manager 0121 301 2285

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