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    CNWL comment on Report about Young People and suicide

    27 May 2016

    The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness is the UK’s leading research programme in this field, and produces national reports that provide health professionals, policymakers, and service managers with the evidence and practical suggestions they need to effectively implement change. They say; “We collected data from a range of investigations […]

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    CNWL hosts Clinical Observership Programme for Chinese delegation

    27 May 2016

    Dr Pramod Prabhakaran, CNWL’s International Lead and Divisional Medical Director, opened the first week of a Clinical Observership Programme today in London for delegates from the Zhejiang Province in China. The Observership Programme, designed for GPs and nurses from China, will provide clinical placements within CNWL services for 12 weeks to professionals from Tong De […]

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    CWNL psychologists publish mindfulness paper

    26 May 2016

    CNWL psychologists have recently published a paper on the use of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) as a tool to improve intimate relationships. Written by Dr John Helps, Specialist Clinical Psychologist and Agnes Kocsis, Consultant Neuropsychologist and Head of Clinical Health Psychology who work at St Mary’s Hospital, the paper is available for purchase through Springer […]

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    CNWL welcomes prison health report

    26 May 2016

    CNWL, a major provider of NHS services in prisons, welcomed a report from the Howard League and the Centre for Mental Health; Preventing prison suicide: Perspectives from the inside. It reports from four focus groups – two held inside prisons and two of former prisoners. The report does not specify any particular prisons. The points […]

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    An apple a day keeps the dentist away from Milton Keynes children

    25 May 2016

    FEWER five year olds in Milton Keynes are going to the dentist with tooth decay problems – thanks in part to work by CNWL’s Oral Health Improvement Team. Tooth decay rates for this age group show that 21.5 per cent of 5 years olds are affected by decay compared to 25 per cent in 2012. […]

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    CNWL heeds MPs’ warning on medication

    25 May 2016

    Former mental health minister Norman Lamb MP has put down an Early Day Motion – a sort of petition for MPs on current issues –  about a medicine called Valproate. The MP’s EDM says: “That this House notes with concern that…Valproate, which is used for the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder, can seriously harm […]

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    Harrow Rethink latest newsletter now available

    25 May 2016

    Rethink Mental Illness is a national charity challenging attitudes to mental illness. Its Harrow division has published its latest newsletter. This edition includes the news that The Bridge – a mental health service used by many in Harrow – will remain open. There are also details of local support and activity groups. Download the latest edition […]

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    How seven day services can benefit patients

    25 May 2016

    NHS Improvement – the organisation that is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts – has published an article giving examples of seven day services in the NHS and how the services have benefited patients.  CNWL’s Single Point of Access, a consultant psychiatrist led first point of contact service for adult mental health services in North West London., […]

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    Happy first birthday to a drink and drug recovery service in Brent

    23 May 2016

    Service users and staff have been marking the first year of CNWL’s successful Recovery Day Programme for people in Brent recovering from severe drink and drug problems. More than 50 people including former service users, staff, partners and the Commissioner – Andy Brown – attended the event, which included a piece of drama from recent […]

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    How CNWL helps people with neurodegenerative diseases

    23 May 2016

    Anna Kent, our Neurological Conditions Clinical Specialist at Bletchley Community Hospital, is quoted in the 4 May edition of Nursing Standard about NICE guidance covering the assessment and management of MND – a group of neurodegenerative diseases that are progressive, incurable and life-limiting.  The guidance aims to improve care from diagnosis, covering information and support, organising […]

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