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  • Statement from Claire Murdoch, Chief Executive of CNWL, on CQC Intelligent Monitoring

    27 November 2014

    I’m sure you were as disappointed as me to read that the CQC’s first Intelligent Monitoring report (issued on 20 November). This places us – CNWL – in the band of most risk. The Report covers “NHS trusts that provide mental health services in England” (which we do but community health services make up most […]

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    Club Drug Clinic celebrates new contract for West London

    25 November 2014

    The CNWL Club Drug Clinic is a dedicated service for anyone who has developed problems with ‘club drugs’ including students, clubbers and a range of other users. In partnership with the Antidote/London Friend service, our Club Drug Clinic also provides a culturally competent specialist service for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual) people. The clinic’s […]

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    Dual Diagnosis: The Advocacy Project

    24 November 2014

    The Advocacy Project’s Dual-Diagnosis User Involvement (DDUI) Project supports adults with a learning disability and mental health needs to have a voice and get involved in their services. John Siddique is the Project Worker who facilitates the project and supports its members. Roy (60), Anita (61) and Sylvia (52) from the DDUI project talk about […]

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    Hard cases in learning disabilities

    24 November 2014

    Henry Marsh, the brain surgeon, writes in his current bestselling novel Do No Harm, “Knowing when not to operate is just as important as knowing how to operate, and is a more difficult skill to acquire.”  Understanding and judgement are vital and we will carry pieces where staff come to grips with hard cases. This first […]

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  • Kick-it Award recognises the top scoring smoking advisors

    24 November 2014

    Sunkur Luximon, CNWL Healthcare Assistant at HMP Wormwood Scrubs Prison, has received the Best Smoking Advisor Award from Kick-it, a free stop smoking advice service for residents in the boroughs of: • Hammersmith and Fulham• Kensington and Chelsea• Westminster• Kingston upon Thames• Richmond upon Thames. The award is based on the total number of quits […]

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  • Hopeful care: the importance of spirituality, growth and resilience

    24 November 2014

    CNWL held its annual Faith and Spirituality Conference on Thursday 20 November 2014, the event offers staff space to reflect and recharge from the daily pressures of working in healthcare. This year’s event focused on hopeful care and the importance of spirituality, growth and resilience when working with loss. Guest speakers included Dr Jonathan Martin, […]

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  • Zahra Jawadi wins Bursary Award

    CNWL’s Zahra wins Pharmacy Research Bursary Award

    21 November 2014

    The Pre-registration Pharmacist Research Bursary Award is for projects undertaken in mental health by pre-registration or trainee pharmacy technicians. Zahra Jawadi, who works at St Charles Hospital in Kensington, won the award for the audit she completed during her pre-registration training. The audit looked at the re-audit of using rapid tranquilisation within the Trust. As […]

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  • Dorcas Gwata, CNWL Clinical Nurse Specialist

    CNWL nurse wins scholarship to undertake research in Zimbabwe

    19 November 2014

    Dorcas Gwata, a CNWL Clinical Nurse Specialist based in Westminster, has been awarded a prestigious travel scholarship by the Florence Nightingale Foundation to undertake research in Zimbabwe. She will begin her four-week study in April 2015. While there, Dorcas will be involved in a community based HIV-Psychological program that is using cultural methods to address […]

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  • Keep antibiotics working – become an Antibiotic Guardian!

    17 November 2014

    Tuesday 18 November 2014 is European Antibiotic Awareness Day which is marked each year to tackle antibiotic resistance, one of the biggest threats facing mankind today. Did you know? 25,000 people die each year across Europe from infections resistant to antibiotics It’s been 30 years since the last new class of antibiotics was introduced. This […]

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  • Hillingdon nurse nominated for local heroes award

    17 November 2014

    Kaye Joslin, a Community Matron for CNWL Adult Community Services in Hillingdon, has been nominated for a Local Heroes Award. The event, sponsored by My News, is held each year to honour unsung heroes within the borough of Hillingdon. Kaye, from Eastcote, has been nominated under the Carer of the Year Award category for her […]

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