News

  • 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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  • Mental Health Therapists named Team of the Year

    17 September 2014

     The Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Inpatient Therapy Team at St Charles Mental Health Unit were presented with the Team of the Year award at the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units (NAPICU) annual conference on 5 September 2014. The team provides a range of services including art psychotherapy, music therapy, […]

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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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