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    Nurse heads to aid Ebola victims: admits I am scared … to tell my gran!

    21 August 2014

    Rebecca Stretch, CNWL’s Deputy Director Infection Prevention and Control, who lives in Holloway, London, is travelling to Kenema in Sierra Leone tomorrow (Friday 22 August) to help Ebola victims. Rebecca, who has volunteered in Sierra Leone before, in 2000 during the Civil War, will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to train people in […]

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    Research on the effect of exercise on psychological symptoms of dementia published

    19 August 2014

    Staff from CNWL have co-authored with others a research paper titled ‘The effect of exercise on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia’, which has been published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry this week. Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) are experienced by 80% of people with dementia and this can affect their […]

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  • New film explores the benefits of long-acting reversible contraception

    15 August 2014

    A film produced by staff at the Margaret Pyke Centre for sexual and reproductive health has been designed to provide an alternative means of counselling for patients interested in two key forms of long-acting reversible contraception – The sub-dermal Implant, and Intrauterine contraception. Both are reliable and effective long-term forms of contraception- with the Intrauterine system and in some cases, the […]

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    CNWL’s Annual General Meeting 2014

    11 August 2014

    Our Annual General Meeting is taking place on Monday 15 September 2014 at 30 Euston Square, the headquarters of the Royal College of GPs, from 17:00-19:00. All staff, patients, carers, foundation trust members and members of the public are welcome to attend. Please book your place with Christine Baldwinson, Trust Secretary, at: christine.baldwinson@nhs.net If you have […]

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  • A window on a central London mental health service

    6 August 2014

    A research paper published in the Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care explores the use of rapid tranquilisation within CNWL, a geographically diverse central NHS Trust. Rapid tranquillisation (RT) aims to quickly calm a severely agitated patient, to reduce the risk of imminent and serious violence or harm  to themselves or others. While it is widely […]

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    Campaign to cut head injuries in crying children

    5 August 2014

    Health visitors in Camden are taking part in a pioneering scheme which aims to prevent infants from suffering head injuries. It is based on a similar programme in America which reduced the number of babies who suffered from non-accidental head injuries by nearly half. Non-accidental head injury is the most common cause of infant death. […]

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  • Hillingdon students smiling brighter after visit from dental educators

    4 August 2014

     Students at Meadow Senior School, a special educational needs school in Hillingdon, were smiling brighter on 15 July after they took part in a brushing taster session as part of an awareness raising campaign for National Smile Month. National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign which takes place from May […]

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  • Specialist college offers hope to people living with the challenge of mental health

    4 August 2014

    CNWL’s Recovery College, which delivers a range of educational and recovery focused courses to people who use CNWL’s services, their supporters (family, friends and carers) and CNWL staff, issued its annual report today. The paper looks at the impact the college has had during April 2013 to March 2014 and is based on the results […]

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  • CNWL’s Employment Services support record number back into work

    4 August 2014

     CNWL’s Employment Services issued its annual report for April 2013 to March 2014 today. The paper highlights the services’ key achievements over the last financial year. During the year, 406 people used the service and 167 paid employment outcomes were achieved. 105 people were also supported to complete education/training to help them  back to work. […]

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    CQC publish multi-agency review of Brent child safeguarding and looked after children services

    30 July 2014

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has carried out a review of all health services for Looked after Children and the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements in Brent. The CQC report, published today, 30 July, provides a comprehensive review of health services covering the topics – early help, children in need, child protection, looked after children, management […]

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