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  • CNWL staff go the extra mile!

    16 April 2014

    CNWL staff received high praise this week from a former patient of the Riverside Centre, Hillingdon Hospital, who wrote to the Uxbridge Gazette. The patient said, “Staff at the Riverside Centre, including occupational therapy staff, have been incredibly supportive and helped me enormously in my recovery from a fairly serious bout of depression. They are […]

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    Coombe Wood mother and baby unit accredited by Royal College of Psychiatrists

    16 April 2014

    Coombe Wood Perinatal Inpatient Mental Health Unit, part of CNWL NHS Foundation Trust, has received an accreditation by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The accreditation is from the College’s Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health Services and is recognised by the Care Quality Commission and NHS England as the most comprehensive inspection regime for perinatal […]

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  • Collingham children’s mental health centre accredited as ‘excellent’

    10 April 2014

    Collingham Child and Family Centre has been accredited as ‘excellent’ by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The accreditation also coincides with 25 years of the service. The accreditation is from the College’s Quality Network for Inpatient Psychiatry team, known as QNIC, and is recognised by the Care Quality Commission and NHS England as the most […]

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    Innovative CNWL project selected for Shine award

    9 April 2014

    An innovative project led by CNWL has been selected for a Shine award by the Health Foundation, an independent charity working to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK. Twenty-three projects have been selected for the improvement programme from 330 initial applicants. The award provides funding to stimulate wide-scale improvements in the quality of […]

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    Monitor investigation launched

    8 April 2014

    Monitor, the NHS Regulator, has decided to seek more information from CNWL as it launches an investigation into whether the Trust has broken its license conditions. Monitor says: “Monitor’s investigation will look into whether the concerns raised by Care Quality Commission (CQC) indicate wider problems with how the trust is run. Monitor will examine whether the […]

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    Addictions experts call for greater support for adults with gambling problems

    8 April 2014

    Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist within CNWL NHS Foundation Trust’s addiction services, and other experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, have called for the government to give more support for services that treat adults with gambling problems. The addictions experts say people experiencing gambling problems deserve the same access to treatment as those with […]

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  • Trust ICT director named amongst top business technology leaders

    4 April 2014

    Trust ICT Director, Mark Large, has been rated one of the top business technology leaders in the country in a list by Chief Information Officer (CIO), an online magazine. The CIO 100 is compiled each year to recognise the contribution information technology leaders make to business transformation. It aims to award those leaders that drive real […]

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    Rise in alcohol-related deaths in older people

    2 April 2014

    Adrian Brown, CNWL Alcohol Nurse Specialist based at Northwick Park and Central Middlesex Hospital, has been featured in an article about the rise in alcohol-related deaths in older people. The article calls for action to tackle the growing and serious problem of excessive drinking in older people after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) data revealed that […]

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  • Supreme Court judgment handed down on landmark deprivation of liberty case

    20 March 2014

    The Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Mental Health Act 1983 both provide a framework to ensure a person is not deprived of their liberties while in hospital, and ensure they are legally protected. These safeguards have proved complex and have since come under review. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 has […]

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  • Experts call for a new perspective on older age mental health care

    20 March 2014

    The report, titled ‘A good life with dementia’, calls for society to change its attitudes towards mental health conditions associated with older age, such as dementia, and adopt a more optimistic approach towards getting older in general. The report challenges the belief that it is not possible to live a good life with dementia. While dementia can […]

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