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Consultant psychologist pilot scheme leading the way
Harewood Medical Practice is hosting a unique pilot in which we have a consultant psychologist on secondment from our local mental health trust who is working in a similar way to a GP. Cathy Byard has held a number of senior psychologist posts, most recently as lead psychologist in Stockton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Cathy works as a GP in the practice with a remit of mental health, rather than physical health, seeing patients (adults and children) who are able to self-refer for a wide range of mental health concerns. Appointments, available within 48 hours, offer patients direct access to a mental health professional who can offer assessment, psycho-education, brief intervention, signposting and referral where necessary. Cathy also offers more in depth work with those patients for whom early intervention could avert significant deterioration.
Harewood Medical Practice
42 Richmond Road