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    Statement from CNWL – Daryl Hargrave

    7 April 2017

    A CNWL spokesperson, who manage Healthcare at HMP Winchester, said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Hargrave’s family today who have had to relive the hurt and pain they have felt since he died. We accept the verdict of the jury. We are sorry for the failings the jury concluded on and we apologise for them […]

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    Supporting the safety of girls and women who are being treated with valproate

    7 April 2017

    A Patient Safety Alert was released on 6th April by NHS Improvement in relation to supporting the safety of girls and women who are being treated with valproate. Valproate also known as valporic acid and brand names Epilim and Depakote is used to treat epilepsy and bipolar affective disorder. All staff need to be aware […]

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    Gambling disorder deserves to be treated just like any other addiction

    7 April 2017

    Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones has published an article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) calling for gambling disorders to be treated just like any other addiction. In the article, the founder and director of the CNWL National Problem Gambling clinic, explains gambling addictions as a “hidden addiction” and speaks about how media attention has made problem […]

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    MRI Scans Help Spot Persistent HIV in Brain

    7 April 2017

    A new study, conducted by CNWL and University College London (UCL), helps confirm cognitive problems in HIV patients using MRI scans. Read the full article on the MedImaging website. 

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    Sexual health services in Surrey

    6 April 2017

    From 1 April, CNWL began the delivery of services in Surrey. Together with Surrey County Council, we’ve produced a briefing (opens PDF) outlining these changes, the new model of delivery and how to contact the service.  We’ll keep our website and the Healthy Surrey website updated with the latest information on these changes. For more […]

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    Trust Health Visitor wins Journal of Health Visiting awards

    6 April 2017

    A Trust Health Visitor has won two Journal of Health Visiting awards for her work on health visiting and pet assessments. Sylvia Jeffers, Health Visitor Team Leader at Kentish Town won first place in the Innovation in Health Visiting Practice Award, related to ‘Pet assessment and home visiting’ and work with the Links Group UK. […]

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    CNWL shows how mental illness – the last taboo – is no obstacle to using talents and skills at work

    5 April 2017

    (Julie Pearson pictured left) Health and wellbeing at work is a top priority for CNWL staff – including when people have serious but treatable illnesses. This latest initiative means that staff with a serious and enduring mental illness can be supported when problems or issues arise, to keep their skills at CNWL and to help […]

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    The origins of a two-tier profession: a nursing school at a Poor Law infirmary

    5 April 2017

    An article published in the British Journal of Nursing discusses the influences of Florence Nightingale’s Poor Law infirmary reforms and the history of Nightingale House and St Charles Hospital. Click here to read the article (opens PDF).

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    Jane Taylor wins Hidden Gem Award

    4 April 2017

    Jane Taylor, an Acting Service Manager Specialist for Children and Young Adolescents (CAMHS) in Milton Keynes, has won a Hidden Gem Award.  Jane is responsible for the operational and strategic management of specialist CAMHS and lifespan eating disorder service. She has worked in Milton Keynes for the last 15 years, has been a team manager […]

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    Fire at Riverside Centre in Hillingdon

    3 April 2017

    This morning there was a fire on Frays Ward at the Riverside Mental Health Unit in Hillingdon. The fire was caused by a patient who had barricaded himself in his room and set furniture alight. The Fire Brigade and Police were on the scene quickly and the incident is over. The patient was found in […]

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