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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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    Recycle-a-Bike helps mental health patients learn new work and social skills

    15 October 2014

    Nick Gore, a lifelong cyclist, works as a Sports Technician at the Riverside Centre, Hillingdon, helping patients with mental health difficulties, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, to improve their fitness and, with it, their confidence and independence. In 2007 Nick started a cycling group for patients who were keen to gain both fitness and […]

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  • New reading tool supports inclusion of people with autism

    15 October 2014

    Open Book, a reading support tool for people with autism, is being developed and clinically evaluated by the FIRST project. The First project is funded by the European Community and is sponsored by CNWL.  The tool aims to adapt written documents into a format that is easier to read and understand – empowering people with […]

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  • World Mental Health day – Medics and Nurses ask people to “jump to compassion” for people with schizophrenia

    10 October 2014

     Schizophrenia is the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day. The condition affects about 1 in 100 people, but is unquestionably the most stigmatised of all mental illnesses, stirring-up fear amongst people who hear it mentioned; but it’s an illness that affects people all over the world. In Japan it’s known as “Integration Disorder” […]

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