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    Understanding parenting difficulties in mothers with schizophrenia

    8 February 2016

    On the day the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, visited Coombe Wood, CNWL’s Mother and Baby service for new mothers with mental illness, a research journal published a major study about parenting difficulties about mothers with schizophrenia. The article is in the Archives of Women’s Mental Health, issue one of 2016, and […]

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    How the Hawthorn Intermediate Care Unit helps patients

    8 February 2016

    Our intermediate care unit at Hillingdon Hospital – the Hawthorn Intermediate Care Unit – has been filmed by Channel 5 News as part of its report into the Carter Review, which found that delays in discharging patients out of hospital after treatment could be costing the NHS in England £900m a year.  Click below to […]

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    Physical health passports for patients with severe and enduring mental illness

    8 February 2016

    A CNWL pilot to help improve the physical health of patients with severe and enduring mental illnesses by allowing them to proactively manage their physical health has received positive reviews in the premiere magazine of medical research, The Lancet. Under the project patients admitted to the Danube Ward—a mental health ward at the St Charles […]

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    Piece in the Guardian from our finance director

    8 February 2016

    Polly Toynbee’s interview with Trevor Shipman, CNWL’s Finance Director, on 5 February 2016 has inevitably caused a stir; Trevor is due to leave the NHS in a few weeks but this typical day demonstrates the frustrations that were well shown in the piece, as Polly Toynbee witnessed and duly reported them. All were genuinely issues […]

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    Mums (and dads) wow Jeremy Hunt MP at Brent mental health centre

    5 February 2016

    The Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP has visited a Brent based unit that provides support to mums experiencing mental health issues. The Coombe Wood Perinatal Mental Health Unit, located at the Park Royal Mental Health Centre in Acton Lane, offers specialist perinatal inpatient and community-based treatment and support for […]

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    Hillingdon breastfeeding conference – where every baby matters

    5 February 2016

    There was a fantastic turnout for Hillingdon’s first-ever Baby Friendly Initiative Conference last week. The event saw health and social care professionals and local voluntary groups working in partnership to make sure new mums in the borough are given the best possible breastfeeding support. The conference, which took place on Tuesday 26 January 2016, was […]

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    Care Connection Team will help improve patient care in Hillingdon

    4 February 2016

    This week saw the launch of the Care Connection Team; a new team of community healthcare professionals who are working with patients from four GP practices in Hillingdon to help keep people out of hospital, giving them the care they need in the community and in their own homes. The service has initially been launched […]

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    CNWL provides advice on antidepressant usage

    4 February 2016

    CNWL clinicians have been reassuring patients about the safety of antidepressants following a report that said that usage of the drugs can raise the risk of suicide. The review of 70 trials of the most common antidepressants involving more than 18,000 people – claimed to have found that they doubled the risk of suicide and […]

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    Take Time to Talk

    4 February 2016

    Today, Time to Talk Day (Thursday 4 February) is asking people to talk about mental health in order to break down the stigma surrounding the subject and help people experiencing mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and depression, to talk about how they are feeling. Our Take Time to Talk Service offers a range of […]

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    Margaret Pyke Sexual Health Services

    4 February 2016

    Camden Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny committee is discussing progress on the public consultation at its meeting on 9 February; senior doctors and managers from CNWL will be at the meeting to listen to views and comment on progress. The meeting is also broadcast. CNWL’s update paper is in the information pack at […]

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