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Neuropsychiatry Sleep Disorders clinic - NBT

Checked: 23-08-2022 by Next Review: 23-08-2023

Neuropsychiatry sleep clinic offers:

Assessment by a sleep specialist clinician
Sleep investigations such as polysomnography and actigraphy where these are indicated
Diagnosis and recommendations for outpatient treatment.

Appropriate referrals will be considered for:

  • Hypersomnias e.g. Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnia, Klein Levine Syndrome
  • Parasomnias e.g. Sleep terrors, Sexsomnia, REM sleep behaviour disorder
  • Sleep related movement disorders e.g. Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders e.g. delayed sleep-wake phase disorder

The clinic does not accept referrals for:

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep related breathing disorders (please refer to your local respiratory sleep centre)
  • Sleep problems due to a primary medical, psychiatric or substance use problem.

Referrals can now be directed via e-Referral via a RAS (Referral Assessment Service).

The services are located under 'Mental Health - Adults of all Ages' and are not listed under neurology. Please note that there is more than one Neuropsychiatry RAS available on e-Referral. If not sent to the correct one the referral may be rejected as they cannot be forwarded to the correct service. Referrals are triaged by secondary care clinicians and if referral criteria are met then the patient will be contacted to arrange an outpatient assessment. If referral criteria are not met then the referrer will be given advice on e-Referral.

For sleep disorders referrals the following RAS option should be selected - Neuropsychiatry RAS (Mental Health – Adults of all Ages’ and then clinic type ‘NOS’)