Once your information has been transferred to us from your current provider we will send you an introductory letter.
You will not have to undergo another assessment. We will use the information from the assessment you had with the current provider.
You will not be disadvantaged by transferring to VHG. We will place you on our waiting list according to the date your assessment was undertaken.
Your information will be transferred to us via a secure means and access will be strictly controlled.
We’re not an emergency service so we can’t help with immediate crisis situations. If you need immediate help, please contact either your GP or go to the Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital (24hrs). Alternatively, if you’re experiencing a crisis and need a person talk things through with, you can call the Crisis Teams in your area (please refer to our keeping safe leaflet)
If you no longer want to access the service, please let us know and we can cancel your appointment and discharge you. Following this you can re-refer in the future, should you want access our service again.
Your therapist will explain to you on your first session the process of therapy and the treatment protocol you have been triaged for. The therapist will discuss confidentiality, our discharge and attendance policy and there will be time for you to voice any questions regarding these. You can choose to consent or decline a treatment if you so wish.
Vita Health Group is committed to safeguarding all vulnerable patients who access our services. We work together with our partner organisations to safeguard vulnerable adults and children from all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation. In line with Care Quality Commission (CQC), Fundamental Standards 2015, people who use services will be protected from abuse, or the risk of abuse, and their human rights respected and upheld.
If you would like to bring a supportive person to your initial session, please inform administration of this in advance of your appointment.
Vita Health Group work together with health professionals such as your GP or Consultant. This can include sharing information about you to make sure the care you are given is the best, is right for you and meets your needs. You are able to opt out of us sharing your information. The Government has emphasised the importance of security and confidentiality in relation to personal information and has strengthened the legislation and guidance in this area, in particular through the Data Protection Act 2018. We only use your data for treatment purposes and records are kept securely for 8 years.
We have a legal duty to keep your information confidential. We share information about you with other healthcare providers to give you the best possible care. If you would not like your information shared with your GP or other healthcare providers, please tell the person you are seeing at the IAPT service. We cannot give other organisations information without your consent, this might include housing departments, education services or your employer. This also includes if a family member contacts us on your behalf.
There might be a legal reason for us to share information about you however, for example, if a child is at risk. In such situations, we must, by law, share information with other organisations.
If you or someone you know wants support but doesn’t feel comfortable conversing in English, we can get an interpreter to join your call quickly and easily. Please simply let us know which language you would like and we can organise this in just a few minutes. There is no cost to you for this service.