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OCD/BDD Service - National

Who we are

The National OCD/BDD Service is a nationally and internationally renowned treatment centre dealing with severe, complex and resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder BDD.

You can find more in-depth information on our services, eligibility and referral process here.


Who is the service for

The unit is now a nationally funded service which specialises in treating people with severe, complex, resistant obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

Conditions we treat

We cover the following conditions:

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Where to find us

Springfield University Hospital
Springfield University Hospital
Trinity Building, Springfield University Hospital
15 Springfield Drive
SW17 0YF

Telephone: 020 3513 6961

Our opening hours

24 hours

Visiting hours

Monday to Friday 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Weekends/Bank holidays: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Who you might see / our staff

There are many people who work in the service from a variety of disciplines. 

Key staff include:

Kashifa Ahmad: Administration

What you can expect

Each patient is fully assessed and has an individualised treatment programme. Progress is constantly monitored using questionnaires of known reliability and validity. Any treatment which is not effective is discovered early and the reasons why this is the case are examined and treatment changed or modified.

How to contact us


The e-RS route is now the only way for GP Practices to send in referrals. This means that all first outpatient referrals must come into our Trust via the Electronic Referral Service (e-RS).   

Written referrals should come from a consultant psychiatrist and should include presenting problems, past psychiatric history, prior treatment, medication history, current care plan and the appropriate forms. Please send all your referrals forms to

You can find more in-depth information on our services, eligibility and referral process here.

Other useful information

Conditions we treat