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In order to have an assessment appointment you will need to get your GP or psychiatrist to send a referral to the Ketamine Clinic. This must include information about:

  • your physical and mental health
  • your previous treatments
  • copies of any correspondence about your mental health such as letters from other teams.

If sufficient information is not included in your referral your appointment is likely to be delayed whilst further information is sought from your referrer. If your referrer does not have immediate access to documents detailing your previous contact with mental health service, we suggest that you request copies of such material from previous doctors who you have seen and forward it to the doctor who you wish to refer to us.

Before treatment you will be assessed in an outpatient appointment to confirm your suitability for treatment. You will be assessed either by Professor Rupert McShane MD FRCPsych, a consultant psychiatrist who works at Oxford Health NHS FT and undertakes clinical research at the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry, or by another experienced consultant psychiatrist in his team. Initial treatment consists of three ketamine infusions over three weeks..

Currently (Winter 2018), assessments are on Friday afternoons and treatments are on Monday afternoons.

Last updated: 29 October, 2018