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  • This is CNWL… the film

    16 September 2014

    The Trust held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 15 September 2014. The event was well-attended by patients, carers, their family and friends, members, governors, stakeholders and staff. The theme of the event was carers and featured a panel of carers who talked about their experiences. With the Annual Report and Accounts also presented, […]

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  • Nurse sends final update from Sierra Leone

    15 September 2014

    Rebecca Stretch, CNWL’s Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, flew to Kenema, Sierra Leone, three weeks ago to help Ebola victims. In her final update from the region, Rebecca says: ”It’s been a difficult week. we have had problems with the quality of chlorine – which of course is very serious in this setting as it’s […]

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  • CNWL Arts in Health film wins award

    12 September 2014

    The True Cross, a short film produced by CNWL Arts in Health in partnership with Creating Freedom, an international theatre, film and educational company based in London, has received a Special Diploma for Professionalism and Ethics of the Director at the Krivoy Rih Film Festival in Eastern Ukraine. Set in medieval times, The True Cross […]

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  • This is CNWL – “We are not a Mental Health Trust, we’re even bigger than that”!

    12 September 2014

    CNWL has grown. So much so that mental health services, our original purpose, are now an important but smaller part of all the work we do. A document, This is CNWL, produced for the Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 15 September (at 5pm till 7pm at 1 Euston Square, London) makes this very […]

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  • Joy Rooke talks to the Board

    Joy talks to the Board about living with diabetes

    10 September 2014

     Joy Rooke was first diagnosed with diabetes 19 years ago – She had been feeling unwell for some time and eventually went to see her doctor. He ran a few tests and it wasn’t long before she was told the diagnosis. Joy explains: “The doctor said that I had really high sugar in my urine […]

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  • Staff from Horton Rehabilitation Services

    Horton Haven reborn and renamed

    9 September 2014

    Professor Dot Griffiths, Trust chair, unveiled the new signage for Horton Rehabilitation Services, previously known as Horton Haven, today, Tuesday 9 September. “I always want this Trust to be the best and Horton is the best; it’s a place of hope, safety, peace and rehabilitation. The glorious weather is another sign of the miraculous things […]

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  • Dr Owen Bowden-Jones

    Health services under pressure as club drug use rises

    9 September 2014

    In the report, leading psychiatrists warn that one new club drug is being developed each week and that more than one million adults a year use club drugs. The Faculty’s discussion paper was co-authored by Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist at CNWL Club Drug Clinic. Claire Murdoch, CNWL Chief Executive said, “This is a very good report […]

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  • Changing perceptions of dementia

    8 September 2014

    Three dementia peer support workers from CNWL have taken part in a film produced by the Mental Health Foundation to be used in a national campaign to raise awareness about dementia and reduce the stigma surrounding the disease. Patricia, Deidre and Diane all have a diagnosis of dementia and work at CNWL’s Kensington and Chelsea, […]

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  • CNWL employee in the reception area

    CNWL in HSJ Top 100 Best Places to Work

    5 September 2014

    CNWL  has ranked highly in the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) Best Places to Work Top 100. HSJ state: “Best Places to Work is an annual celebration of the UK’s elite public sector healthcare employers. These organisations have proven that they know what it takes to create environments where people love to come to work.” CNWL […]

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  • Nurse trains staff to prevent the spread of Ebola

    5 September 2014

    Rebecca Stretch, CNWL’s Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, flew to Kenema, Sierra Leone, two weeks ago (Friday 22 August) to help Ebola victims.  Rebecca, who also volunteered in Sierra Leone during the Civil War in 2000, is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to train people in hospitals on how to prevent […]

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