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World Mental Health Day 2016

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Monday 10 October is World Mental Health Day and North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) will be raising awareness of mental illness and inviting people to get involved with its campaign to “Sweep away stigma.” Staff and volunteers from NEP will be outside Barclays Bank, Chelmsford High Street from 10am – 4pm on… Read more »

Compassion in mental health

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Compassion in mental health Compassion, the cornerstone of the NHS, was discussed at length in a one day conference for clinical staff, educators and researchers. The day was sponsored by two neighbouring mental health trusts – North Essex Partnership (NEP) and South Essex Partnership (SEPT). Over 80 delegates heard how to nurture compassion in mental… Read more »

Change can be good

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Change can be good and moving male patients living with dementia from King’s Wood Centre, in Colchester, to the Landermere Centre, in Clacton, has brought benefits to both the patients and carers. The move was the first stage in a £0.6m programme by North Essex Partnership University NHS Trust (NEP) to improve inpatient care in… Read more »

Rainbow Mother and Baby Mental Health Unit Wins National Accreditation

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  The Rainbow Mother and Baby Unit in Chelmsford received a three year accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health Services (PQN) Accreditation Committee and is now recognised as a Centre of Excellence nationally.   The Unit, run by North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP), is a… Read more »

Proposed Merger – Your Chance to Have Your Say

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North Essex Partnership (NEP) and South Essex Partnership Trust (SEPT) are proposing to merge from 01 April 2017. This is your chance as a stakeholder to have your say about  the shape of the proposed new Trust and let us know what you think  it should look and feel like. The two Boards have suggested… Read more »

We’re in a Good PLACE

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The latest results from the recently published Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE), shows that North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) is above the national average for cleanliness. NEP scored 99.08% for cleanliness, above the national average of 98.1%. NEP also scored well above the national average of 75.3% for its environment being… Read more »

Inspectors praise substance misuse services

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Essex Specialist Treatment and Recovery Service (STaRS), the substance misuse service provided jointly by the North Essex Partnership University NHS Trust and the South Essex University NHS Trust, has won praise from HM Chief Inspector of Prisons following an unannounced inspection of HMP Chelmsford. The Inspectors report said: “Treatment regimens were flexible, based on individual… Read more »

Footy takes the blues away

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  The FA has teamed up with North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) to offer weekly football games to adults with mental health problems. The football sessions are open to staff as well as patients and are held every Thursday at Shrub End Sports Centre, Colchester between 2pm and 3pm. Those who wish… Read more »

Fundraising Bike Ride to Eiffel Tower for St Aubyn Centre

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A mother of a former patient has donated £853.00 to the St Aubyn Centre as a thank you for the treatment her daughter received there. The St Aubyn Centre is a mental health inpatient facility in Colchester for young people aged between 13 and 18 years. Claire Scott cycled from London to Paris to raise… Read more »

NEP’s Lead Pharmacist Appointed as National Regulator

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The Head of Pharmacy at North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) has been appointed as a member of the “Fitness to Practice” panel for the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Raj Parekh, Associate Director of Pharmacy will initially serve for three years on the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Fitness to Practice panel. His appointment comes… Read more »