How to make a referral
Please note In-Reach isn’t a self-referral service which means people cannot refer themselves to it. Only professionals working on the hospital wards can refer people onto In-Reach. However, if you are a patient on a hospital ward and would like to be referred to the service prior to your discharge, please do speak to the ward staff.
Below is information for hospital ward staff:
People identified as being suitable for In-Reach (scroll up to see our section called “Who is In-Reach for?”) should be provided with a leaflet about the service. If they would like to be referred to the In-Reach service, ward staff should complete the referral form with them. They must verbally give the staff member their consent to submit a referral form on their behalf.
Ward staff will have an electronic copy of the referral from which should be sent to: InReach@sabp.nhs.uk along with the most recent risk assessment. Once these have been received the service will then assess the referral. Only ward staff working on one of the participating wards can make a referral to the In-Reach Service.
To be successfully referred onto In-Reach, a person will be required to consent to the sharing of their personal data and risks. This will be covered in the above mentioned referral form that is to be completed by the ward staff.
Download our In-Reach leaflet for professionals