Most users of the Brighton and Hove Memory Assessment Service are referred to us by their GP.
If you are a GP with a patient who is aged 55 or over and experiencing cognitive problems, you can refer a patient to us with this form.
It is helpful to have as much information from you as possible about the situation of your patient. We’d like to hear about:
To handle referrals as effectively as possible, please complete the following activities with your patient.
Test your patient’s blood for:
Blood results used for assessment should be no longer than six months old.
Go through the GPCOG screening test with your patient. The test form can be downloaded from here:
Help us understand what kind of social and family support your patient has. Please find out who is next of kin, and who if anyone is their carer, and provide contact details.
It’s helpful if you can let us know whether the person will need a home visit and whether they have any accessibility needs, sensory impairment needs, or a need for an interpreter. Knowing about these things at the point of referral means we can personalise the delivery of our service. We provide home visits to people who are frail, housebound or have carer responsibilities that make attending appointments difficult.