The St Pancras Transformation Programme continues to make considerable progress as Lowther Road, one of the Integrated Community Mental Health Centres, was granted full planning permission yesterday by London Borough of Islington’s Development Committee.
Congratulations to Nasreen Sultana, Social Worker, who has been presented with our latest Star of the Month award for her dedicated, kind and compassionate work to support service users within the South Islington Recovery team.
Islington Learning Disability Partnership (ILDP) and Islington CCG are leading the way in vaccinating service users with learning disabilities through an innovative vaccination clinic and outreach programme.
C&I Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Philippa Greenfield, has been praised by a local women’s charity for the outstanding contribution she has made to the lives of women and children in Camden and Islington.
A consultant psychiatrist at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) has been honoured by the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists as one of 25 women nationally who have achieved great things despite huge hurdles.
C&I is partnering with neighbouring mental health trust, Barnet, Enfield and Haringy to carry out a joint review of our services to see how we can maximise capacity and impact and improve, still further, the mental health care we provide.
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.