Trial brain injury clinic
receives international recognition
A trial clinic which helps people with
multiple diagnoses of mental health and acquired brain injury has received
international recognition at this year's World Congress on Brain Injury.
Provided by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's (CWP)
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Service, the trial clinic combines neuropsychology,
neuropsychiatry and neuro rehabilitation medicine to provide patients with a
'one stop shop' for diagnosis and treatment.
Since its launch, the monthly clinic has led to more timely and effective
diagnosis, with patients benefitting from a near halving of the cognitive,
social and emotional issues which can impact on daily living.
The staff members behind the clinic were asked to attend the 11th World Congress
on Brain Injury in the Netherlands, and an abstract of their research will be
published in the international journal:- 'Brain Injury', the official
journal of the International Brain Injury Association, (IBIA).
Dr Gavin Newby, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, says:- "The Joint
Acquired Brain Injury Clinic was created to support people who have both mental
health conditions and acquired brain injury, who are at risk of having to seek
help from lots of different services."
A recent patient wrote:- "Thank you for a wonderful service that has
improved not only my life, but the lives of my family and the people I work
For more information on the Joint Acquired Brain Injury clinic, contact the
Acquired Brain Injury Service on:- 01244 389 252.
Big week for nurses
NURSES across Cheshire and Wirral came
together to be part of the launch of 10 new national commitments to care in
Launched live by Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, the new
national Nursing Framework:- 'Leading Change Adding Value', was celebrated
by local nurses at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) at
an event in Ellesmere Port.
Avril Devaney, CWP Director of Nursing and Therapies, who led the event with
nursing colleagues, said:- "We are delighted with the framework, it's
inspirational and centred on things we're concerned about at CWP. The 10
commitments are a brilliant vehicle for us to become much more person centred in
our approach. This is an exciting time for us to really make a difference and it
will help us to really concentrate on what matters to people."
CWP nurses also recently marked the centenary International Nurses' Day (12 May)
to celebrate their profession.
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