PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE UNIT
The Psychological Medicine Unit (PMU) at St Mark’s Hospital was developed to offer psychological assessment and management to patients being treated at St Mark’s - either as outpatients or during an in-patient stay on one of the wards. The Unit has grown substantially, and now receives up to 200 new referrals p.a., both of patients currently being treated at St Mark’s and from other medical colleagues treating gastroenterology and coloproctology patients throughout the UK. There is also a substantial commitment to teaching - internally to St Mark’s and externally; to research; and to promoting a biopsychosocial model of understanding and managing complex medical conditions.
The Unit is staffed by: