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Newly elected Governors at NEP

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Six newly elected Governors and one re-elected Governor have been announced by North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP). There are new Governors for Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest and Uttlesford. Fiona Dowding is the new public Governor for Braintree where she has lived for nearly 25 years. Fiona said: “I feel that the… Read more »

Cherry Trees is not closing

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We would like to reassure the public that Cherry Trees is not closing. It was recently refurbished and reopened in January 2014. The Trust has no plans of closing it. Services will continue to be provided at Cherry Trees. NEP continues to have a presence on the site of St Peter’s Hospital. Rumours of the… Read more »

Trespassers at Severalls Prosecuted

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40 hours of unpaid work, a fine of nearly £200 and a one year probation order was the sentence handed down to a 20 year old male for breaking into Severalls Hospital, off Boxted Road, Colchester in February this year. North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) which owns Severalls Hospital is sending a… Read more »

Spotlight on dementia research at North Essex Partnership

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Highlighting the importance of research as part of improving care and treatment of patients with dementia was the topic of the Research and Development Day organised by North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) this week. NEP is one of the leading Trusts in the East of England in recruiting participants to Dementia studies… Read more »

Children’s mental health gets a boost

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A new way of working to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing has been launched by North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) and Essex County Council. NEP and Essex County Council have come together to provide Children and Young People Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) across north Essex. The… Read more »

Deputy PM at North Essex Partnership’s Veteran’s Service

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Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, visited the North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) Veteran’s First service in Colchester, today Wednesday, and met with staff and ex service personnel. Mr Clegg, who was accompanied on his visit by Colchester MP, Sir Bob Russell, was at the Veteran’s service to announce an additional £500,000 to… Read more »

Survey results show Trust staff dedication and commitment

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In the 2014 NHS Staff Survey, North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) achieved an overall staff engagement score that was higher than the national average. NHS Employers reported that overall, across all trusts, there was a fall in the staff engagement indicator in the 2014 survey. It is therefore encouraging that the Trust… Read more »

Oscar winner earns praise from NEP consultant psychiatrist

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Julianne Moore’s Oscar winning portrayal of someone with young onset Alzheimer’s disease has won praise from North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) consultant psychiatrist in dementia/frailty, Dr Kallur Suresh. Reviewing the film, ‘Still Alice’, for the British Medical Journal’s web site, Kallur calls Julianne Moore’s performance ‘technically flawless.’ In his review Kallur says:… Read more »

Staying in paid employment

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Keeping your job is the subject of a free talk by North Essex Partnership (NEP) which will be held on Monday 23 February 2015 at Trust Headquarters, 103 Stapleford Close, Chelmsford, CM2 0QX from 6.15pm.   Steve Kent, Employment Specialist at NEP will talk about mental health and work and will give helpful tips and… Read more »

Researchers find more accurate ways of diagnosing dementia

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  One of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) leading Consultant Psychiatrists, Dr Zuzana Walker together with colleagues at University College London (UCL) has published ground-breaking research which makes a significant impact nationally and internationally on improving the diagnosis and treatment of dementia.   Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is particularly difficult to… Read more »