Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust will be welcoming a CQC trust-wide inspection on 27 May 2014. This is an opportunity to showcase the things we do well and to be honest about what we need to do better. They will be focusing on the delivery of patient care, and asking whether our services are safe, caring, effective, well-led and responsive to people's needs.
Peter Kane, C&I's senior service manager for Substance Misuse Services, received London's oldest award the Freedom of the City of London at a private ceremony in recognition of his work with drug and alcohol users over the last 30 years. Congratulations, Peter!
C&I's partnership with Tile House is included as an example of partnership with healthcare providers and 'one of the best' ideas for change in Housing Associations in an article by NewStart magazine. The article is about how housing providers are responding to the need to 'reinvent everything' with innovative schemes that join the dots between housing and healthcare and help tenants get online and
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.