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We’re your PALS

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  The 13th -17th June is Essex PALS Awareness Week and North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) is urging the public to use this service to raise any concerns about the care it provides.   PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) staff will be promoting Essex PALS Awareness Week within their sites with… Read more »

NEP Veterans First service wins top national award

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  North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust’s (NEP) Veterans First Service, in partnership with Open Road and Walking with the Wounded, won the Specialist Services award at the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards last night (Tuesday). https://value.hsj.co.uk/   The three organisations work in partnership to help veterans with complex Post… Read more »

NEP recruitment drive moves to the big screen

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  North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) taking to the ‘big screen’ in a bid boost recruitment, particularly nursing and social work staff.   A 90 second advertisement will be screened on a giant video wall at the Lakeside shopping centre for a week from next Monday (30 May) and for a further… Read more »

NEP chosen for pioneering social work training scheme

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North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) is one of just 16 innovative mental health services across the country selected to pioneer a new approach in improving support for people with mental illness. NEP, supported by Essex County Council, will partner with charity Think Ahead to provide on-the-job training for highly-talented graduates and career-changers… Read more »

New Chair of Florence Nightingale Foundation to focus on Mental Health Nursing

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  Professor Fiona Nolan has been appointed to the post of Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Mental Health Nursing Practice Research at the University of Essex.   The new Professorship, in the School of Health and Human Sciences at Essex, is the result of a new strategic partnership between the University, the North Essex Partnership University NHS… Read more »

Marathon Man

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A nurse from North Essex Partnership (NEP) will be taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday 24 April to raise money for Street Child Africa.   Gift Kapswara, a Registered Mental Health Nurse is raising funds for a charity that looks after children whose parents may have died from the Ebola epidemic, or may… Read more »

Nurse of the Year

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  A Clinical Nurse Specialist at North Essex Partnership (NEP) won third place in the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2016.   David Powell who works with the Veterans First Team at NEP was awarded third prize in the category of Mental Health Nurse of the Year.   Christopher Butler, Interim Chief Executive of NEP… Read more »

Fundraising Walk for Veterans

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  Staff and associates from the Veterans First Team of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) will be taking part in an epic trek, known as the Cateran Yomp across rural Perthshire from 11 – 12 June 2016 to raise funds for Veterans.   The team will consist of David Powell, Clinical Nurse… Read more »

Veterans First Shortlisted for Award

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The Veterans First service of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) has been shortlisted in the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2016.     The specialist team which has won several awards in recent years has been shortlisted in the Specialist Services category for their “Innovative and collaborative approach to supporting Armed Forces… Read more »

The Challenge of Measuring Compassion

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  How do we best measure a hard to grasp concept such as Compassion? How compassionate are you? That is the question researchers are asking members of the public to help with. Researchers at North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) and the University of Essex are looking at how to best measure self-reported… Read more »