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  • New guidance published to help give mental health patients a voice in 2015 General Election

    30 March 2015

    Along with The Royal College of Psychiatrists we are launching a new guidance to encourage mental health patients and service users to register to vote and get their voice heard in the forthcoming General Election. This follows research which found that in the 2010 election, mental health patients were half as likely to be registered […]

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  • Max Glatt Phoenix

    Thank you to the Max Glatt Unit

    30 March 2015

    My name is Alan Butler and I have been privileged to be the peer support worker on the Max Glatt unit for the past three years – three years that may now turn out to be historically, ‘The Last Three Years’. Disappointingly I took poorly on the day I was to say a few words […]

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  • HIV’s answer to a home pregnancy test will be sold on Freedoms Shop website

    27 March 2015

    The UK’s first legally approved HIV self-testing kit is anticipated to go on sale in the next few weeks on the Freedoms shop website for £29.95. The self test is the first of its kind in the UK as it allows individuals, like a home pregnancy test, to receive their results at home. It uses […]

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  • Late Fragments – a family thanks staff at 3 Beatrice place

    27 March 2015

    CNWL’s continuing care unit in Kensington, 3 Beatrice Place, brought a family – Maureen (our patient), her sister and brother – back together after 30 years apart. Maureen was reunited with her sister and brother in October 2014. Sadly, Maureen died a month after the reunion. The family have donated all her books and bookshelves to a […]

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  • Art project recreates famous paintings

    27 March 2015

    This week 3 Beatrice Place, CNWL’s inpatient continuing care service for older people, is hosting an art project in which patients, their carers, families and staff are recreating Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. This project, now in its second year, was set up by Dr Robin Powell, Consultant Psychiatrist, and allows those taking part to […]

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  • Trust event aims to raise awareness of voting rights

    26 March 2015

    The Trust is holding an event on 7 April 2015 to raise awareness of the voting rights of mental health patients.  At the event a film will be shown containing the viewpoints of existing patients and staff, highlighting the need for better advice and support about who can and cannot vote. The film was developed by CNWL […]

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  • Trust Chief Executive named in HSJ Top 15

    26 March 2015

    Claire Murdoch, Trust Chief Executive, has been named in the Health Service Journal’s Top 50 Chief Executives 2015. The list celebrates exceptional chief executives leading NHS provider organisations. This is the first year that the judges have also ranked their top 15 and Claire Murdoch is one of only three women in that list.  The HSJ […]

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  • Spring edition of Health Matters magazine out now

    25 March 2015

    The latest edition of Health Matters, Brent Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) quarterly patient newsletter is now available to read online.  In this issue you can find out how Brent CCG is working with partners to raise awareness of diabetes. There are 23,210 registered diabetic patients in Brent, but there are many more who have the condition but don’t know it. To […]

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  • Depression and violence link should be ‘considered in context’

    25 March 2015

    A recent study by Oxford University, which found a link between diagnosed depression and violent crime, should be ‘considered in context’ says Dr Ryan Kemp, CNWL Clinical Director. It was reported in the Guardian that according to psychiatric experts people diagnosed with depression are roughly three times more likely to commit violent crimes, such as […]

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    Camden children’s services lead the way in integrated care

    24 March 2015

    In December, CNWL joined together with the London Borough of Camden and three other NHS trusts to launch Camden Integrated Children’s Service creating a safer and more efficient service for children, young people and their families. This partnership, which includes Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust and Whittington Health NHS […]

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