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  • Kung-flu fighting

    Kung-flu fighting

    21 October 2014

    Everyone who works for the Trust is being offered the jab to fight flu to protect patients, carers, colleagues, their own families and of course themselves. Over 800 members of staff have already had their flu jab, including Medical Director Dr. Alex Lewis and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Rebecca Stretch. Dr Lewis, […]

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  • Simple ‘Q&A’ book for those newly diagnosed with Alzheimers and Dementia

    21 October 2014

    Alzheimers and Other Dementias (Answers at Your Fingertips), a simple Question & Answer book written by Dr Alex Bailey, a Consultant Psychiatrist in CNWL Westminster Community Mental Health Team, offers guidance and support for people newly diagnosed with dementia and their carers. The book covers every aspect of living with dementia from diagnosis to treatment, […]

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    CNWL Employment Specialist wins a Social Justice Award

    21 October 2014

    Lisa Donoghue, from CNWL Westminster Recovery Team, has been presented with a Social Justice Award by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for her outreach work as an Employment Specialist in Westminster. The Social Justice policy is being rolled out by the Government to support ‘harder to help’ benefit claimants back to work, concentrating on […]

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  • Medicine budget under increasing pressure

    20 October 2014

    CNWL spent almost £24.5m on medication and supplied over 173,000 medicines to patients last year, according to its busy pharmacy team. The figures have been released in the CNWL Medicines Optimisation Annual Report. The team of 80 staff, including 43 pharmacists, are responsible for dispensing medicines across the Trust and providing clinical support to other […]

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    New service helps patients manage anxiety of visiting the dentist

    20 October 2014

    CNWL’s Priority Dental Services in Buckinghamshire will soon launch a new service with IAPT (Improving Access to Physiological Therapies), to help patients manage their anxiety or phobia of visiting the dentist. The dental service treats patients who find it difficult to use a high street dentist, including people who have a severe learning disability, adults […]

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    Talk for Change partnership launched

    20 October 2014

    A new collaboration between CNWL and MIND BLMK, has been launched. Talk for Change is an innovative partnership between one of the country’s leading mental health charities and the NHS’ Improving Access to Psychological Services (IAPT) which will provide a single point of access for patients requiring talking therapies. The launch coincided with World Mental Health […]

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  • Max Glatt Consultation

    17 October 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 Wednesday 15 October 2014 Annette Dale-Perera, CNWL, chaired it; introduced briefly by Lorna Payne, Divisional Director CNWL, with Dr Karim Dar from the Max Glatt Unit, CNWL, supported by Gaynor […]

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  • A day in the life of a palliative care nurse

    17 October 2014

    Originally from Fife, Maggie Bisset, aged 45, has been a nurse for 27 years and a Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care for ten; 20 years in the speciality. She works for CNWL in the Pallative Care Team which sees over 1,500 patients a year, across three sites. Most of the patients have cancer but they […]

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  • Mental health fair connects people in Brent with major employers

    16 October 2014

    An employment fair held at Brent Civic Centre on 30 September 2014 aimed to help people with mental health difficulties get back to work by introducing them to major employers in the borough. It also offered education, training and volunteering opportunities. 99 people attended the event which was organised by CNWL staff Deborah Milburn (Therapy […]

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  • Amanda Rowlatt CBE, government analyst, joins CNWL Board

    15 October 2014

    Born in Paddington, London, Amanda Rowlatt, aged 51, will provide insight to scrutinise and challenge the Trust’s processes as a Non Executive Director. Her responsibilities will include measuring performance against goals, evaluating risk, appointing the senior management and contributing to the development of the Trust’s strategic plan. With a career spanning 27 years, Amanda brings […]

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