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    50 discuss Why Mental Health?

    Over 50 people attended our members tea time meeting, on Wednesday 24 August on Why Mental Health? Consultant psychiatrist Dr Ed Beveridge (who’s been at CNWL for seven and half years and works half his time on Danube ward at St Charles and half working in the community, training junior doctors, but also thinking about […]

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    Multi-disciplinary reports help improve service performance – Camden Integrated Children’s Service

    An alliance between CNWL’s children’s service, London Borough Of Camden and the other 3 local NHS providers has found that implementing multi-disciplinary team reports (MDT) has improved its service performance. Camden Integrated Children’s Service (CICS), an alliance between CNWL, London Borough of Camden, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, and […]

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    Milton Keynes Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Community Engagement Programme

    Jon Olsen, the service Manager at CNWL Milton Keynes IAPT reports on some of the ways the service has reached people in need. “Services provide psychological interventions for people with mild to moderate mental disorders within a primary care setting. As a part of the national IAPT programme, CNWL Milton Keynes is tasked with meeting […]

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    A user’s experience of our Talking Therapies Westminster Service

    This is an anonymised story of a person who used our Talking Therapies Westminster service in 2013. Why did you go to the service I had sleep issues – I could fall asleep but would wake up with hallucinations. This had a physical effect (for example, the paralysis you get when the hallucinations happen led to […]

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    CNWL launches Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

    CNWL has launched an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). The EAP provides emotional and practical support to members of staff in time of need. Pam Duke, Head of Occupational Health at CNWL, explains: “The programme is available to help staff with any personal problems that they may not want to talk about at work.” The EAP […]

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    PLACE 2016 results released

    The 2016 PLACE (Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment) scores were officially released on Wednesday 10 August and CNWL continues to score above the national average in every category. Under PLACE, all NHS-funded healthcare providers in the UK are required to undertake an in-depth assessment of all qualifying inpatient settings as part of a […]

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    CNWL meets international visitors on Addictions

    On Monday 22 August CNWL welcomed visitors from the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in the United Arab Emirates.  CNWL are one of the largest providers of addictions services.  The NRC  are moving to a 170 bed centre  – the current one is 70 beds, all UAE citizens, 60% there under court orders as substance misuse […]

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    You’re Welcome Award goes to Archway

    The Archway Centre for sexual health and contraceptive care has been awarded the Department of Health’s You’re Welcome Award which is presented to services that offer friendly health services to young people (under 20) and meet set criteria for delivering effective care. Jane Ashby, CNWL Consultant Physician and Young person’s lead for Sexual Health said, […]

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    Annie looks back at HMP Holloway

    We asked Dr Annie Bartlett to look back on her almost 10 years at HMP Holloway – from her arrival  in 2006 until it closed earlier this year; and throughout her reminiscing there was a smile in her voice, which said so much about the pride about it. “We saved lives; we made people better; […]

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    Hillingdon mental health service users trained for interview panels

    CNWL’s Hillingdon Mental Health service has held a training session to equip 13 service users to sit on interview and assessment panels at the service. The team has been working together with the Hillingdon Service user and Carer Group to make sure that service users are involved in the running of services. Katherine Sims, Head […]

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