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  • Liaison Psychiatry Service accredited as excellent

    30 June 2015

    Our Liaison Psychiatry Service at St Mary’s Hospital has been accredited as excellent by the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Centre for Quality Improvement. This accreditation includes our Westminster Perinatal Service at St Mary’s. This is the highest standard of accreditation in the Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network (PLAN). It is also recognised by the Care Quality Commission, […]

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  • Health Visitors spread the word for National Bookstart Week

    26 June 2015

    Earlier this month, CNWL’s South One Health Visiting Team in Camden joined forces with Book Trust to support National Bookstart Week (8-12 June) handing out over 50 free books to children and families in Camden. Bookstart Week is a campaign run by the charity Book Trust. It encourages parents and carers to read to children […]

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  • Tanzania Link

    Tanzania Link needs your help!

    26 June 2015

    The Link has been working successfully for the past 5 years and we want to continue for at least another five years but we need your help! We need to raise a minimum of £20,000 each year to ensure that the project is well coordinated and to keep on meeting our agreed priorities. Obviously the […]

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    Psychological support for people living with cancer

    26 June 2015

    The guidance will support commissioners and service providers in improving psychological support across the cancer pathway. It has been produced in partnership with the Transforming Cancer Services Team for London and has been shaped from information gathered in discussions with professionals and people with lived experience of cancer. Ten recommendations cover commissioning, workforce education, training and supervision, and service development […]

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    Staying healthy during Ramadan

    23 June 2015

    Ramadan began on Thursday June 18 and will continue for 30-days until Friday 17 July. Fasting during Ramadan can be good for your health if it’s done correctly but it’s important to be aware of when fasting can become unhealthy – for instance if you fast for too long or if you have a medical condition. […]

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  • New choices for home sexual health screening

    19 June 2015

    The online shop is now selling home sampling kits that offer a convenient, discreet way to screen for common sexually transmitted infections. Customers can choose a comprehensive screening package that covers Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. A separate kit is also available for the two most common infections in the UK, […]

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  • The appropriate use of rapid tranqulisers on patients

    19 June 2015

    Consultant Pharmacist, Caroline Parker has written a learning article in the Pharmaceutical Journal to discuss the use of rapid tranquilisers on violent patients. She says medicines should never be the first option to de-escalate a violent situation, but rapid tranquilisation may be required to make sure patients and staff are safe when a patient presents […]

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  • CNWL rated “Requires Improvement” – 81% of services “good”; Sexual Health services “outstanding”

    18 June 2015

    The CQC has given CNWL, who provide services in Brent, Camden, Harrow, Hillingdon, Islington, Milton Keynes, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster – an overall rating of Requires Improvement. Our Sexual Health Services are rated “outstanding”, 12 others (of 16) are rated good. The ratings for the combined service provider are: Safe – Requires ImprovementEffective – […]

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  • Trust psychiatrist wins prestigious US award

    18 June 2015

    Dr Henrietta-Bowden Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of our National Problem Gambling Clinic, has been awarded a top prize from the leading organisation on problem gambling in the US. The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) Annual Awards, honours individuals and organisations for their work on problem gambling. Dr Bowden-Jones has scooped the Joanna Franklin […]

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  • Martial artists to raise funds fighting for the right cause

    16 June 2015

    All-day self defence charity event on 27 June The Jewish Chronicle featured an article about Collingham Child and Family Centre in Kensington this month with a shout out for Service Manager, Paul Byrne, and his team. The article is about a girl called Tiana who struggled with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder until she was referred to the service by her local […]

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