One of the NHS’s most senior research directors has paid tribute to the work being done at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust to get patients onto clinical trials with the aim of improving the care we provide.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes its report following the inspection earlier this year of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I); it has rated the Trust as ‘Requires improvement’ overall.
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust is inviting service users, carers and staff to join a Trust choir.
The governors have been given a small grant by the Trust Executive to help service users. After discussion in the Membership group and agreement by the Governors Steering Committee one of the projects chosen is to fund a choir leader to start a Camden and Islington Choir open to all staff , service users and carers.
In February the Trust lost use of its email function for a fortnight, meaning it could not receive, nor send, any emails from Trust accounts. We are confident that most issues from that time were picked up and resolved once the system was back up and running again.
However, if you sent an email during that period and are still awaiting a response, please email us again, summarising why you were getting in touch and we will respond to you asap.
Psychologists in Islington have won a £10,000 prize after developing an innovative programme of community talks for adults to reduce stigma around mental health and promote knowledge on how to access mental health services.
C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 0800 917 3333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.