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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 »

NEP Consultant Appointed as National Assessor for Community Mental Health Services

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A Consultant Occupational Therapist at North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) has been appointed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists CCQI to the National Accreditation Committee for community mental health services. Sarah Sprackling, Consultant Occupational Therapist will initially serve for three years as a member of the Accreditation Panel that will assess community… Read more »

Linden Centre Gets a Generous Gift

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A cheque for £2,321.55 was presented to the Finchingfield Ward, Linden Centre in Chelmsford today (26.07.16) by the mother of the late Adam Howell who was a patient there. Ms Lisa Myson presented the cheque to Chris Paveley, Chairman and Clive White Lead Governor of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) which runs… Read more »

Brave the Shave

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Two members of staff at North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) will be shaving off their hair to raise funds for a charity. Pauline Keeling, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Yve Renouf, West Therapies Senior Administrator will be going bald when they Brave the Shave at the end of August to raise funds for… Read more »

NEP doctors gain fellowship at the Royal College of Psychiatrists

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  Three Consultant Psychiatrists at the North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) have been made fellows of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Doctors Priscilla Read, Consultant Psychiatrist, Abdul Raoof, Director of Medical Education and Arghya Sarkhel, Consultant Psychiatrist received their fellowship at an award ceremony at the International Congress of the Royal College… Read more »

Improving the lives of families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder

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  A newly qualified Occupational Therapist at North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) has presented her research proposal about how family routines can help adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at a national conference. Roseanna Tuohy, Occupational Therapist gave her presentation to more than fifty delegates at the 40th Annual Conference of Occupational… Read more »

Physical Health Support boost for Mental Health Patients

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Patients of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) from Monday (11th July) will be offered further support to help improve their physical health.  People with mental illnesses have significantly higher rates of physical illness – with a dramatic effect on life expectancy.  Around 30 per cent of all people with a long-term physical… Read more »