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Homeless Primary care team

Address details
Organisation BSMHFT
Address 50 Summerhill Road.
B1 3RB
Birmingham
Contact details
Email comms.team@bsmhft.nhs.uk
Phone 0121 301 0000
Website http://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk

The homeless primary care team provides a specialised primary care service for homeless adults.
The homeless primary care service is available to people who are not currently registered with a General Practitioner and who are:
-Rough sleepers
-Residents of emergency hostels, night shelters, domestic violence refuges and recognised and defined supported accommodation for people who have been homeless
-Users of Birmingham services dedicated to supporting homeless people
-Squatters
-People temporarily staying with friends (e.g. sleeping on floors, settees etc.) without an alternative address to return to apart from destitution
-Ex-homeless clients at a continued risk of becoming homeless

The service provides:
-Full registration with a General Practitioner
-Access to practice nursing, minor illness and chronic disease clinics
-Community primary care nursing outreach service to partner agencies
-Alcohol specialist nurses for assessment and treatment of alcohol problems
-Primary care mental health service including consultant psychiatrist, CPN and counselling

This service can be accessed either by self referral or by referral from other agencies working with homeless service users.

Service details
Categories Addiction support,Advice and guidance,Health Advice and Guidance
Gender both
Quality standards

Last updated: Nov 23, 2018 13:09

Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.