Marking Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day on Monday 27 June, staff from Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) were invited to 10 Downing Street for a meeting with Steve Barclay, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office.
Big changes are taking place across the health and care system in England. The King's Fund has produced a new animation showing how the NHS can collaborate with its partners and what this could mean for patients and communities.
A service veteran has paid tribute to specialist NHS services for saving his life. Lloyd Dellaway, a veteran of Afghanistan, served in the Royal Signals for 9 years (3 as a reservist and 6 as a regular), was speaking during a visit by Gillian Keegan MP, Minister for Care and Mental Health and Leo Docherty MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans to St Pancras Hospital.
Jinjer Kandola MBE, Camden, and Islington NHS FT’s (C&I) Chief Executive joined NHS leaders across the capital, on Monday 21 March, in signing an open letter thanking the majority of patients who show support to NHS staff but also warning that violence and aggression will not be tolerated.
New research , shows that the impact of COVID-19 among older service users (65 and over) and those with dementia in NHS psychiatric wards was reduced during the second wave of the pandemic when compared to the first.
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.