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  • Waterview Centre maintains its Enabling Environment accreditation

    5 March 2015

    The CNWL Waterview Centre, a personality disorder service across Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, has maintained its Enabling Environment accreditation. This is a mark of quality that shows a service has met critical standards set by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI). The award is designed to recognise best practice in promoting mental wellbeing […]

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  • Dorcas Gwata, CNWL Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Nurse shortlisted for award for work with gangs

    5 March 2015

    Westminster Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dorcas Gwata, has been nominated for a Nursing Standard Nurse Award for her work with young people and families affected by gangs. Dorcas works in the Westminster Integrated Gangs Unit (IGU) and with CNWL Westminster Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team to help improve the health of socially stigmatised, deprived young […]

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    Statement about Channel Four News item: Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre

    5 March 2015

    “The NHS commissions health services wherever people are lawfully detained. CNWL provides healthcare services, including GPs, onsite at IRC Harmondsworth (and at IRC Colnbrook and IRC Haslar). We have done so since September 2014. “We have expertise and experience in this area, providing similar services in complex settings like secure hospitals and prisons. We operate […]

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  • CNWL Recovery College Peer Trainer

    A recovery focus: At the centre of change

    4 March 2015

    Waldo Goeg, CNWL Peer Trainer, presented on the theme ‘A recovery focus: At the centre of change’ at the Mental Health: Better, Faster and Earlier Conference in Manchester today. Like other peer trainers, Waldo, has lived experience of mental health difficulties and of using mental health services.  The event looked at the most effective ways for improving […]

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    We are looking for more Governors

    3 March 2015

    The Governing body of an NHS Foundation Trust is a voice for local people, patients staff and partner organisations and plays a key role in ensuring that we deliver quality services that meet the needs of the communities we serve. Some of our Governors will be coming to the end of their current terms and […]

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  • Proud Study finds Truvada cuts spread of HIV by 86%

    2 March 2015

    A UK trial has shown that a daily dose of the pill Truvada can effectively protect men against infection with HIV, offering hope of reversing the virus’s spread. The Proud study, launched in 2012, looked at the transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM) and recruited 545 participants at high risk of contracting […]

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    Female long-term rough sleeper project success

    27 February 2015

    A pan-London pilot project, commissioned by the North London Housing Partnership and delivered by Dagnija O’Connell and Tristy Robinson from the CNWL Joint Homelessness Team, found that female long-term rough sleepers – called entrenched rough sleepers – who wander across the boroughs of London, need a more centralised coordinated pan-London response. By the end of the […]

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    US Embassy praises The Gordon

    27 February 2015

    The Trust has received a letter from the US Embassy, praising the service provided by staff at The Gordon Hospital in Westminster. The patient required emergency hospitalisation for treatment of a potentially life threatening psychiatric illness while visiting London. In the letter from the U.S Embassy the Regional Medical Officer, said: “The physicians and nursing […]

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    Savile report for Shenley Hospital

    26 February 2015

    CNWL opened an investigation in November 2014 at the request of the Department of Health and we are publishing our Savile report today. This investigation looked into allegations about Jimmy Savile and the sexual abuse of a member of the public at a mental health hospital in Hertfordshire (Shenley Hospital) in 1981, then under the North West […]

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  • Coombe Wood maintains CCQI accreditation

    25 February 2015

    Coombe Wood Mother and Baby Unit, a specialist perinatal community service for women with moderate to severe mental health needs, has maintained its College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) accreditation following a comprehensive review of all service standards. The main purpose of the review was to provoke detailed discussion on areas the unit wished to […]

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