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  • CNWL launches first UK regional teaching programme for trainees in community sexual reproductive health

    30 October 2014

    CNWL has launched the first ever UK regional training programme in community sexual reproductive health (CSRH) for postgraduate medical trainees in this specialty from across London. The programme will offer trainees specialist teaching by leaders in this field and the opportunity to develop their management and leadership skills whilst networking with one another. CSRH Health […]

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  • CNWL Friends and Family Test

    Would you recommend our services to your friends and family?

    27 October 2014

    CNWL is now asking patients whether they would recommend our services to their friends and family by introducing the national Friends and Family Test (FFT) to people using services across the Trust. This is an opportunity for you to tell us about your experiences of using our services and for us to listen and make […]

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    Poems for those who wait

    27 October 2014

    An initiative to display poems in waiting rooms has been rolled out by CNWL to make these places more welcoming and sensitive for patients. Poem-posters will be displayed on walls and a pamphlet of poems will be available.  It is one of several Poems for…initiatives run by the charity Hyphen-21, which publishes poems online and free of charge […]

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  • Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones

    Director of gambling clinic wins Women of Achievement Award

    24 October 2014

    Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of the CNWL National Problem Gambling Clinic, was presented with The Women of Achievement Award for Healthcare last night at a prestigious award ceremony. Henrietta has worked for the NHS for 17 years. She founded the CNWL National Problem Gambling Clinic based in Soho in 2008, the first and […]

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  • Kung-flu fighting

    Kung-flu fighting

    21 October 2014

    Everyone who works for the Trust is being offered the jab to fight flu to protect patients, carers, colleagues, their own families and of course themselves. Over 800 members of staff have already had their flu jab, including Medical Director Dr. Alex Lewis and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Rebecca Stretch. Dr Lewis, […]

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  • Simple ‘Q&A’ book for those newly diagnosed with Alzheimers and Dementia

    21 October 2014

    Alzheimers and Other Dementias (Answers at Your Fingertips), a simple Question & Answer book written by Dr Alex Bailey, a Consultant Psychiatrist in CNWL Westminster Community Mental Health Team, offers guidance and support for people newly diagnosed with dementia and their carers. The book covers every aspect of living with dementia from diagnosis to treatment, […]

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    CNWL Employment Specialist wins a Social Justice Award

    21 October 2014

    Lisa Donoghue, from CNWL Westminster Recovery Team, has been presented with a Social Justice Award by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for her outreach work as an Employment Specialist in Westminster. The Social Justice policy is being rolled out by the Government to support ‘harder to help’ benefit claimants back to work, concentrating on […]

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  • Medicine budget under increasing pressure

    20 October 2014

    CNWL spent almost £24.5m on medication and supplied over 173,000 medicines to patients last year, according to its busy pharmacy team. The figures have been released in the CNWL Medicines Optimisation Annual Report. The team of 80 staff, including 43 pharmacists, are responsible for dispensing medicines across the Trust and providing clinical support to other […]

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    New service helps patients manage anxiety of visiting the dentist

    20 October 2014

    CNWL’s Priority Dental Services in Buckinghamshire will soon launch a new service with IAPT (Improving Access to Physiological Therapies), to help patients manage their anxiety or phobia of visiting the dentist. The dental service treats patients who find it difficult to use a high street dentist, including people who have a severe learning disability, adults […]

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    Talk for Change partnership launched

    20 October 2014

    A new collaboration between CNWL and MIND BLMK, has been launched. Talk for Change is an innovative partnership between one of the country’s leading mental health charities and the NHS’ Improving Access to Psychological Services (IAPT) which will provide a single point of access for patients requiring talking therapies. The launch coincided with World Mental Health […]

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