The neuropsychiatry pathway at St Andrew’s is a specialist service delivering tailored care to support people with complex, acquired and progressive brain conditions.

Our neurological services deliver tailored care for patients with acquired brain injury, complex dementia and Huntington’s disease.  By interweaving three therapeutic streams (Behavioural, Cognitive and Functional) we can reduce aggression and anti-therapeutic behaviour, and optimise engagement to achieve the correct balance of care and containment.

We manage complex physical and psychiatric needs from medium secure through to community-supported living.  All services are delivered at the Northampton site and our MDT use a BioPsychoSocial matrix to maximise engagement and help patients re-integrate in to their chosen community.


NEW – Rapid assessment and admission for people in crisis

Find out more about our new service here.


National Brain Injury Centre (NBIC), Kemsley

Over the past 37 years our National Brain Injury Centre (NBIC), Kemsley unit has been developing and refining our evidence-based practice and innovative neurobehavioural approach. Today we are proud to deliver a service focused on enabling hope, recovery and independence for all those in our care.


Click here to view our brain injury pathway.


Medium secure

Rose  Male brain injury admission, assessment and neurobehavioural rehabilitation for challenging behaviours



Tallis Male brain injury admission, assessment and neurobehavioural rehabilitation including challenging behaviour

Tavener Male brain injury assessment and neurobehavioural rehabilitation

Althorp Male brain injury neurobehavioural therapy and slow stream transitional rehabilitation

Berkeley Close Ground Floor Female brain injury community based recovery and reintegration

Berkeley Close 1st Floor  Male brain injury community slow stream rehabilitation

Berkeley Close Lodge Brain injury transitional living accommodation for community reintegration

37 Berkeley Close: Male transitional living and community re-integration

38 Berkeley Close: Bespoke pre discharge accommodation for community re-integration


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Complex dementia

St Andrew’s deliver a variety of specialist dementia services and therapies for men and women designed to manage cognitive decline, reduce challenging behaviour and to encourage positive life experiences. Our 53-bed dementia service accepts referrals for men and women from across the UK, and is a RAID® centre of excellence.



Compton (Mixed) Older adult progressive neurological conditions admission for cognitive decline/high dependency needs

O’Connell Older male progressive neurological conditions forensic admission for cognitive decline/high dependency needs

Daniel Rambaut Male specialist dementia treatment and management of cognitive decline and challenging behaviour


Huntington’s disease (HD)

At St Andrew’s we have a deep understanding of the physical, emotional and psychological impact of living with Huntington’s disease (HD). Our specialist HD teams focus on maximising functional ability and quality of life, across secure and locked environments in a dedicated HD pathway.  Upon admission, our MDT will conduct a full assessment of each patient’s physical and neuropsychiatric conditions to determine an individual care pathway.

You can find out more through our HD brochure or in the overview of our HD Pathway.

Allitsen High Dependency: High dependency admission for male patients with complex behavioural and physical healthcare needs

Walton Admission for active complex males with significant but reducing risk, supporting daily living skills and maximising cognitive and physical function

Allitsen: Neuropalliation for males with deteriorating cognitive, behavioural and physical health to optimise quality of life

Harper Neuropalliation for females with deteriorating cognitive, behavioural and physical health to optimise quality of life


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