As we approach a year of being in and out of national lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic, here, Priti Surendran, Assistant Practitioner in our Camden Early Intervention Service writes a letter to herself – reflecting on the past year and reassuring herself that better times are coming.
As frontline NHS workers, our staff at C&I are now being offered the Covid-19 vaccination in order to keep our patients, colleagues and families safe. Here, some of our colleagues share why it is so important to take up the offer of the Covid-19 vaccination and what being vaccinated personally means to them.
The Traumatic Stress Clinic (TSC) at Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Asda, Helpforce, Jangala and AbilityNet* to provide digitally excluded service users with the means and skills to access remote therapy and resources during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A new wellbeing role has been introduced at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) to further support the health and wellbeing needs of our staff – particularly our Black Asian and Minority Ethnic colleagues.
We have a system in place to ensure that everyone who is admitted to our inpatient services is tested to ensure that they do not have COVID-19 and cannot spread it to others on the ward. Please see details of this procedure below and also some FAQ about testing
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust has launched an ambitious new High Intensity Service (HIS) for all ex-British Armed Forces personnel in need of urgent mental health care and treatment living in London.
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.