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    CQC Lifts Warning Notices at Campbell Centre after unannounced inspection finds “significant improvements”

    1 October 2014

    The CQC made an unannounced inspection at the Campbell Centre on 4 August and they published their report today, Wednesday 1 October. The 26 page Report can be found here.    They were following up concerns they had identified in March and November 2013 with Warning Notices requiring improvements issued in April 2014. The Warning Notices […]

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  • CNWL Friends and Family Test

    Would you recommend our services to your friends and family?

    30 September 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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  • Max Glatt Consultation

    29 September 2014

    The consultation was launched on Monday 8 September and runs until the end of October. The document is here Feedback from the public meetings Thursday 25 September 2014 Annette Dale-Perera, CNWL, chaired it; introduced by Lorna Payne, Divisional Director CNWL, supported by Gaynor Driscoll, Tri-borough Head of Commissioning Substance Misuse and Offender Health, and Dr […]

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  • Mental health staff go 5000 miles to Tanzania

    25 September 2014

    In November CNWL will celebrate five years of successful partnership working with Mirembe, Tanzania’s national psychiatric hospital, by holding a Summit in Dodoma, the legislative capital, to review the progress of the Link and plan the next five years of activity. Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world and suffers from major […]

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  • Text book for mental health workers is commended

    25 September 2014

    Prevention and Management of Violence, a text book for mental health professionals, has been highly commended by the British Medical Association (BMA) at its annual Medical Book Awards which recognise outstanding contributions to the medical literature. More than 600 books were entered for the awards, and 12 books were shortlisted in the psychiatry category. The book was […]

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  • Carers share experiences at Annual General Meeting

    23 September 2014

    A panel of carers were invited to speak at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on 15 September 2014.  On the panel was Jarka who gave the following talk on her experiences: “Thank you for inviting me here today, a few more of these invites and my stage fright might finally be conquered…  ‘Exposure Therapy’ in progress […]

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  • Physiotherapists CNWL help a young patient walk again

    New frame helps Camden patient take first steps in five years

    22 September 2014

    Physiotherapists from CNWL’s Neurological and Stroke Service in Camden have helped a young resident take her first steps at home after almost five years without being able to stand or walk. Farhana Zaman, now 23 years old, has been unable to walk or talk since she suffered a rare neurological reaction to the HPV (human […]

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  • Nurse begins long journey home from Ebola crisis

    22 September 2014

    Rebecca Stretch, CNWL’s Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, flew to Kenema, Sierra Leone, one month ago to help Ebola victims. Rebecca’s main role has been to advise on IPC (Infection Prevention and Control) and improve procedures to keep all health care workers as safe as possible. When Rebecca first arrived she was the only infection […]

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  • Employment is good for mental health

    18 September 2014

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) backs what the Department of Health’s Chief Medical Officer’s says in her annual report; around the importance of supporting people recovering from mental health and addictions to gain paid employment. Dame Sally Davies underlined that being unemployed for a long period may cause an individual’s mental […]

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  • Results of Community Mental Health Patient Survey

    18 September 2014

    The CQC’s annual Patient Survey in community mental health services gives CNWL an overall score of 7.1 out of 10 (the best is 7.8); CNWL staff are rated 7.7 out of 10. Claire Murdoch, Chief Executive said, “These surveys are very valuable and I’m glad we’ve scored well but people are telling us where we […]

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