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Malachite ward recognised for excellent patient care

Malachite ward has been awarded an AIMS Reaccreditation following a successful peer review visit last year. This is a standards-based accreditation programme designed to improve the quality of care in inpatient mental health wards, part of an initiative of the College Centre for Quality Improvement.

Voting rights for mental health patients

Mental health patients, including those detained under the Mental Health Act, have the same right to vote as the general population. Only patients detained after having been convicted of committing a criminal offence are not eligible to vote. The deadline for registering to vote is Monday 20 April.

Launch of new service for young people - Minding the Gap

C&I is partnering with local specialist organisations to launch a new service Minding the Gap which aims to fill the gaps in support that is currently available for young people aged 16 - 24.

Celebrating recovery in Camden

This year's Discover Recovery, an event that celebrates recovery from drugs and alcohol in Camden, was held on Wednesday 25 March. It was opened by Mitch Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's dad, who gave a powerful speech to kickstart the day.

Independent Serious Incident Thematic Review published

A Thematic Review was commissioned by our Chief Executive, Wendy Wallace, following 19 serious incidents involving patients in a seven month period. This was to determine whether there were any service related themes which could be identified and if the incidents taken as a whole formed a cluster.

Cavendish Square Group marks new chapter for mental health

Wendy Wallace, C&I's Chief Executive, will join The Cavendish Square Group, a new collaboration between London's ten NHS mental health Trusts, which will outline its aspirations for the mental health of citizens living and working in the capital at its official launch today.

Chief Executive backs letter to Boris Johnson about air quality in Camden

Chief Executive Wendy Wallace joined a group of organisations drawn from Camden's health sector located around the Euston Road voicing concerns about the recent Transport for London (TfL) consultation for a proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) on Euston Road.

Our mental health staff on hand at GP surgery

C&I is currently running three Primary Care Mental Health pilots based in a selection of GP practices in Camden, Islington and in South Barnet.

Time to talk about mental health

This week, Camden and Islington residents are being asked to take five minutes to talk to friends, neighbours or colleagues to find out how they are doing. 'Time To Talk Day', Thursday 5 February, is a national campaign aimed at tackling the stigma around mental health and we're supporting the initiative.

Stacey Street team awarded £100 for PET study

Dr Fiona Nolan, Deputy Director of Nursing and Research, is Chief Investigator on the Protected Engagement Time (PET) for Older People study. The study looks at how PET is implemented on older people's wards throughout England, and whether it benefits patients, staff and carers.


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