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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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  • Launch of Cavendish Square Group marks new chapter for London’s mental health

    25 February 2015

    The Cavendish Square Group, a new collaboration between London’s ten NHS mental health trusts, will outline its aspirations for the mental health of citizens living and working in the capital at its official launch today (25 February). The Cavendish Square Group has been established to offer a collective voice to the ten London NHS mental […]

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  • Advance care planning – having those difficult conversations

    24 February 2015

    Anna Kent, a CNWL Neurological Conditions Clinical Specialist based in Milton Keynes, has written an article about advance care planning and its use in the support of people with progressive neurological conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. In the article, Anna Kent makes the case that advance care planning should not […]

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    CNWL staff survey published

    24 February 2015

    Staff at CNWL have put us in amongst the best places for overall staff engagement and recommending us as a place to work or receive treatment. These are key indicators, however, despite these being relatively higher than the national average these were small falls on staff views the year before. 2,600 staff answered the 106 […]

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  • Know your rights

    23 February 2015

    A film to increase awareness of the voting rights of mental health patients has been launched by CNWL Consultant Psychiatrists, Maria Clarke and Masum Khwaja. The film features the viewpoints of existing patients and staff, highlighting the need for better advice and support about who can and cannot vote. Maria Clarke, said: “It’s important that […]

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  • Inquest launch ground-breaking report

    19 February 2015

    INQUEST, the campaign group, has produced a report arguing for “independent investigations into inpatient deaths” in mental health settings. The report was also mentioned in the Parliamentary debate on Thursday 12 February (about mental health in London). The report – Deaths in mental health detention – makes a case for a change in the law investigating the […]

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  • ‘Smoke gets in your eyes’, when you leave CNWL buildings – but not anymore

    19 February 2015

    To improve the health and wellbeing of patients the Trust wants to reduce their exposure to cigarette smoke. The smoke-free initiative will start at CNWL’s Headquarters in Camden on Wednesday 11 March followed by a phased implementation at other sites and services over the next 18-months. To help launch this smoke-free initiative a saxophonist from […]

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    CQC inspectors want to hear from you

    18 February 2015

    During their visit they will want to speak to patients, carers and staff to find out about their experiences of our services. You can complete a feedback comment card about our services where available or you can provide feedback at any time in one of the following ways: Online on the CQC website, calling them […]

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  • CNWL publish structure charts

    18 February 2015

    As one on the largest NHS Trusts in England the chart shows how our services in London, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Kent, Hampshire, West Sussex and Milton Keynes support each other. It also displays how our divisional directors work with borough directors, service, ward and team managers. The structure chart supports the booklet – This is CNWL: […]

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