Patient Support Services at the
The CNRC provides a variety of important services related
to the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. These
services use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and the latest
Our onsite clinics serve to support local primary health-care
activities and build a patient database. Work with local
carer groups, charities and GPs have established our status
in the community as a leader in clinical trial activity.
Second Opinion Clinic
While great strides are being made in the treatment of patients
with mental health disorders, the CNRC aims to support doctors
and mental health teams with those patients who battle to
reach a stable and functional level.
The CNRC provides a second opinion on assessment, diagnosis,
treatment and patient management, as well as advising on
pharmacological and augmentation recommendations. The service
is available to GPs, mental health teams, consultant psychiatrists
and patients, and is free of charge.
The clinic represents the CNRC’s commitment to the
early detection and intervention into disorders such as
Alzheimer’s disease. A significant part of research
at the centre is focused on understanding and searching
for treatments for dementia.
As memory complaints are one of the earliest presenting
symptoms in patients who develop Alzheimer’s disease,
the clinic will provide the patient and health professionals
with a facility to evaluate memory problems with a diagnosis
for future management. The person’s cognition is screened
using a series of tests. A team of specialist doctors, psychologists
and nurses carry these out. The clinic welcomes referrals
from GPs and is open to the public.
While there is no cure at present for Alzheimer’s
or for Mild Cognitive Impairment, participants who are screened
at the clinic will be offered the opportunity to participate
in trials for new treatments as well as being given mental
exercises to address their memory problems.
Click here for a memory clinic information sheet