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    CNWL PICU teams attend NAPICU annual conference

    19 September 2019

    All four consultants and a range of nursing, therapy and pharmacy staff from all four of the our PICUs (Psychiatric Intensive Care Units), attended NAPICU’s (National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units) twenty fourth annual conference held in Glasgow on 5 to 6 September 2019. The conference was well attended by approximately 250 professionals working […]

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    CNWL invites International Expert to meet the Grenfell Community

    19 September 2019

    [Professor Louis Appleby pictured left] Professor Louis Appleby, who leads the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England, is to meet a number of people from the Grenfell Community about suicide prevention. He said, “The Grenfell fire is such a terrible tragedy, it’s vital to recognise its impact on mental health and respond to concerns that […]

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    Our 2019 Annual General Meeting report, presentations and photo album

    18 September 2019

    On Tuesday 17 September 2019, we held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Wellcome Collection in Euston in front of an audience of about 150 comprising of staff, executives, governors and service users. You can find the agenda for the meeting on this link (opens PDF). The meeting began with the traditional address from […]

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    Annual General Meeting 2019, Chair’s report

    18 September 2019

    The Trust held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 17 September 2019. Professor Dorothy Griffiths, Trust Chair, opened the meeting and addressed the floor: Hello, my name is Dot, Professor Dot Griffiths, and I am Chair of the Council of Governors -who are our hosts tonight- and of the Board of Directors: Welcome to […]

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    CNWL issues guidance on vaping

    17 September 2019

    CNWL is reassuring patients and staff who smoke or are trying to quit smoking about the safety of e-cigarettes in the UK. We know that e-cigarettes are a less harmful alternative and a proven useful aid for patients who are trying to cut down on smoking or quit and have not found the smoking cessation […]

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    CNWL QI project helps increase home treatment numbers of genital warts

    17 September 2019

    A Quality Improvement project by CNWL’s Sexual Health Service has successfully increased the number of patients applying cream themselves to treat genital warts rather than coming into the Mortimer Market Centre for cryotherapy treatment. Cryotherapy treatment requires multiple clinic visits, while self-administered creams work just as well; the project aim was to reduce the numbers […]

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    From Brent CCG: Change in opening times at Central Middlesex Urgent Treatment Centre

    17 September 2019

    From Brent CCG: Opening times at Central Middlesex Urgent Treatment Centre are scheduled to change as of midnight on 31 October 2019.  The new opening times from 1 November 2019 will be 8am to 12am, seven days per week.  Please find attached a stakeholder letter (PDF) as well as a patient information leaflet (PDF) for […]

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    NEWS2 lanyard cards help staff monitor vital signs of patients

    17 September 2019

    To mark World Patient Safety Day, CNWL has produced cards for staff to wear to monitor the vital signs of patients within both adult mental health and physical health services. The cards highlight the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) which helps in the clinical assessment of a patient’s health and identification of patients at risk […]

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    Camden Rapid Access shortlisted for Nursing Times Award

    17 September 2019

    Camden Rapid Access has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award for their Discharge Summary Quality Improvement project in the category of ‘Nursing in the Community‘ Gareth Turner, Therapy Lead at Rapid Access Services in Camden, and his team led a quality improvement project to improve discharge summaries. A discharge summary is a letter given […]

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    CALMED study now open to recruitment

    17 September 2019

    The CALMED study has just started recruiting patients throughout the Trust. This is the world’s first ever clinical trial of clozapine for people with personality disorder. There is currently no effective drug treatment for people with borderline personality disorder. This study aims to find out if clozapine improves mental health and reduces the amount of […]

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