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    Strengthening conservation programmes by meeting family planning needs

    20 July 2017

    The Population & Sustainability Network which is run by our partners, the Margaret Pyke Trust, recently held a networking event to highlight how reproductive health and rights can strengthen conservation efforts. What does family planning have to do with the environment? The two are intricately linked, and family planning is one of the “most transformative […]

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    CNWL launches ‘Stop the Pressure’ campaign

    19 July 2017

    CNWL has successfully launched a new campaign, ‘Stop the Pressure’, to prevent pressure ulcers for people living in care homes. The campaign was founded by Luxmi Mohamud, our Clinical Service Lead Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist who is based at Hesa Complex Wound Clinic. A pressure ulcer is an injury resulting from excessive pressure on an […]

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    ‘I want other people with a disability to see it is possible for them’— Trust peer trainer after being awarded Care Certificate

    19 July 2017

    (Photo: Santino pictured left) A Trust peer trainer with a learning disability has recently been awarded a Care Certificate. Santino Vassell said he wanted other people living with disabilities to know that it was possible to achieve more in life despite having a diagnosis. “I am proud of having a learning disability and a mental […]

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    HIV patient writes ‘from the heart’ for CNWL’s Dr Simon Edwards

    17 July 2017

    A patient wrote a letter of appreciation for his consultant in our HIV services. His letter says, “Dr Simon Edwards has been my HIV consultant over 17 years. In my view the NHS does not provide a sufficient system of feedback about your doctor or the services you have received. I hope this feedback will […]

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    Government’s new Drugs strategy features Project Neptune

    17 July 2017

    The Government’s New Drug Strategy has been published. The document, a multi-pronged strategy, also features clinical training and treatment and promotes Project Neptune, specifically saying: “We will use our international networks to share best practice from the United Kingdom. This will include our experience of tailored prevention and treatment responses, such as Project NEPTUNE.” NEPTUNE […]

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    Medicine facts from prescriptions dispensed in the community (England) 2006 to 2016

    17 July 2017

    Prescriptions for antidepressants have increased by 6 percent since 2015, new data shows. Anne Tyrell, CNWL’s Chief Pharmacist highlights key points on prescription medicines dispensed in the community, from the Prescription Cost Analysis National Statistic.   General facts 1. Total net ingredient cost (NIC) in 2016 was £9.2bn, no of items was 1.1bn items (2% […]

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    Grenfell Tower Fire – Request for help

    17 July 2017

    The CNWL IAPT service in Kensington and Chelsea (where Alastair Bailey alastair.bailey@nhs.net is Clinical Lead and Ross O’Brien ross.obrien@nhs.net is Service Manager) is the closest to the site of the Grenfell Fire. IAPT staff provided immediate emotional support and psychological first aid to those affected. Supported by non-IAPT colleagues from CNWL, WLMHT, CLCH, LCW and other NHS […]

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    One month on from Grenfell Tower fire: alongside the community – an update

    14 July 2017

    One month on from Grenfell Tower fire: alongside the community – an update Claire Murdoch, Chief Executive, said: “Today we think of all the victims and bereaved in the community around Grenfell Tower; even now no one can fully grasp the horror and suffering this community is trying to come to terms with. Amidst all […]

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    CNWL comments on dangers of unchecked alcohol withdrawal following death of Hollywood star

    13 July 2017

    News that True Blood star Nelsan Ellis has died from alcohol withdrawal complications has highlighted the complex nature of alcohol withdrawal, says Dr Jeffrey Fehler, CNWL Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist based in Hillingdon. Dr Fehler said: “Alcohol withdrawals can be debilitating and at times physically dangerous. If alcohol withdrawals progress unchecked, complications can include fits or at […]

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    CNWL’s health services within HMP Coldingley praised

    13 July 2017

    An inspection of health services provided at Coldingley Prison by CNWL has praised the levels of care provided. The unannounced inspection – carried out jointly in February between the Care Quality Commission and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons found that “health care provision was good” and that “care for vulnerable men was generally good”. CNWL […]

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