Adult Medical Outpatient Service (AMOS)

Who Can Access Our Service?

NUH patients who are experiencing psychological difficulties related to their health condition or medical treatment.

Currently the service is only able to accept a referral for patients referred from the following medical specialities

  • Oral & Maxillofacial
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • ENT
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac and Respiratory
  • General Surgery

Our service is not appropriate for individuals who are experiencing severe psychiatric illness or are actively suicidal/self-harming, at risk of harming others or who require immediate or CRISIS care.


How Can A Clinical Psychologist Help?

Clinical Psychologists can help people to live better with a health condition or injury. A person’s physical health can impact on their lives in many different ways (physical activities, relationships, work, hobbies, etc.). It can lead to many different distressing feelings (such as worry, fear, anger or low mood) and can affect the way people think and the things they do. Psychologists can treat such psychological distress with a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems. Clinical Psychologists can help patients to better manage their illness, rehabilitation, and treatment. We use a range of therapies which involve talking about problems and difficulties.


What Does Our Service Offer?

  • Specialist assessments and clinical opinion to inform diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Brief psychological intervention and therapies to facilitate improved emotional adjustment to living with health difficulties or illness, to reduce stress in the face of illness and to improve condition management
  • Consultation advice to medical teams (to support optimal medical outcomes for patients)

Our psychologists are trained in a number of psychological approaches and the methods we use will be determined by your individual needs. We use a variety of different evidence-based approaches in our work, including Integrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy approaches.

Remote (telephone/video calls) or Face to Face appointments are available. A typical assessment appointment will last 50 minutes. Some patients may be seen for a single assessment, whereas others may be offered further individual appointments. This will be decided between the patient and psychologist at the end of their assessment.


Clinic Location

Clinic 7 Elizabeth Suite
City Hospital
Hucknall Road


How To Contact Us

FAO: Clinical Psychology Secretaries

Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
C Floor
West Block

Telephone: 0115 924 9924  Ext: 86165


Please See Our Patient Information Leaflet For More Information on


  • What Does Seeing A Clinical Psychologist Involve
  • What if I Cannot Make My Appointment
  • Complaints, Enquires and Feedback


Link To Patient Leaflets

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