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Photo: People with lived experience - draft policy available for consultation

People with lived experience - draft policy available for consultation

21 Jul 2014

Let us have your views on the draft people with lived experience policy..

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Photo: National award winning service for patient safety

National award winning service for patient safety

16 Jul 2014

The Trust and East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust are an award winning team!.

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Photo: Live It Library comes to Ashford

Live It Library comes to Ashford

16 Jul 2014

Join the Live It Library team in Ashford.

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Photo: KCC launches disability partnership awards

KCC launches disability partnership awards

19 Jun 2014

KCC is launching its first ever Learning Disability Partnership Awards..

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Dementia Service User Meeting

17 Jun 2014

Join other dementia service users and get your voice heard..

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Photo: Dementia training with paramedics in West Kent

Dementia training with paramedics in West Kent

13 Jun 2014

KMPT working together with SECamb to deliver dementia training for paramedics in West Kent..

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Photo: Live It Library is held in Gillingham for the first time.

Live It Library is held in Gillingham for the first time.

12 Jun 2014

Live It Library at the Sunlight Centre for the first time.

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Photo: Carers of people with dementia catered for in Chatham

Carers of people with dementia catered for in Chatham

12 Jun 2014

First event for dementia carers in Chatham.

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Photo: Patient experience improving - the results are in!

Patient experience improving - the results are in!

10 Jun 2014

Patient experience survey produces positive response.

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Photo: Volunteers' Week - 1-7 June

Volunteers' Week - 1-7 June

10 Jun 2014

See how we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week.

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Photo: Customer Care Week Trust events - 2-6 June

Customer Care Week Trust events - 2-6 June

02 Jun 2014

Find out what is happening around the Trust for Customer Care Week.

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Photo: Care Certificate pilot

Care Certificate pilot

27 May 2014

All new healthcare workers to take part in Care Certificate pilot.

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Photo: Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week

19 May 2014

How are you supporting Dementia Awareness Week?.

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Photo: Awards recognise achievements across Trust

Awards recognise achievements across Trust

19 May 2014

A review of the 2014 KMPT staff awards held on Friday 9 May.

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Photo: Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

12 May 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 12-18 May 2014.

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Photo: Street Triage Service

Street Triage Service

22 Apr 2014

Funding has been agreed from both Kent Police and KMPT for the Street Triage Service to become a 7-nights-a-week service from this summer..

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Photo: CQC consults on new approach for care services

CQC consults on new approach for care services

17 Apr 2014

The CQC is asking people for their views on the regulator's plans for inspecting and rating care services.

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Photo: Dementia Conference

Dementia Conference

26 Mar 2014

KMPT hosts innovative Dementia Conference.

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Photo: Trust Board Meeting: 27 March 2014

Trust Board Meeting: 27 March 2014

24 Mar 2014

The next Trust Board Meeting takes place on 27 March at the QEQM Hospital, Margate..

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Photo: KMPT staff attend National ImROC Conference

KMPT staff attend National ImROC Conference

20 Mar 2014

KMPT staff attended the National ImROC Conference ('Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change' initiative in Harrogate on 11 March.

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Photo: Next Live it Library event, 24 April

Next Live it Library event, 24 April

18 Mar 2014

An invite to share your story at the next Live it Library event.

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Photo: KMPT Chief Exec signs up to better care for people with mental health issues

KMPT Chief Exec signs up to better care for people with mental health issues

18 Feb 2014

KMPT Chief Executive joins other agencies in signing up to better care for people with mental health issues.

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Photo: KMPT 2014 Staff Awards

KMPT 2014 Staff Awards

10 Feb 2014

The 2014 KMPT Staff Awards nominations are now officially open!.

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Photo: KMPT pledges to tackle stigma at Live it Library event

KMPT pledges to tackle stigma at Live it Library event

10 Feb 2014

KMPT’s Chief Executive signed a Time to Change pledge at Live it Library event..

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Photo: New pilot sees sharp fall in hospital admissions

New pilot sees sharp fall in hospital admissions

22 Jan 2014

Innovative new pilot sees sharp fall in hospital admissions..

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Photo: Share your story at the Live it Library

Share your story at the Live it Library

21 Jan 2014

An invite to the next Live it Library event on 6 February 2014, in Tonbridge, Kent..

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Photo: First class healthcare through sustainability

First class healthcare through sustainability

15 Jan 2014

The Trust recently hosted a sustainability conference themed Creating Healing Environments.

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Photo: Carers Survey - tell us your views!

Carers Survey - tell us your views!

14 Jan 2014

We are running a carers survey to better understand and improve the support we provide to carers..

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Photo: Dementia Focus out now

Dementia Focus out now

23 Dec 2013

The first edition of a new magazine, 'Dementia Focus' is out now..

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Photo: NHS Health Help Now app launched

NHS Health Help Now app launched

23 Dec 2013

Need health help now? New NHS “app” launched in Kent and Medway.

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Photo: Ensuring Quality, Valuing Difference Conference Report

Ensuring Quality, Valuing Difference Conference Report

12 Dec 2013

The event tapped into the valuable experience of the delegates taking part, exploring a range of themes around equality and diversity..

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Photo: Acute Service Redesign

Acute Service Redesign

04 Dec 2013

Your questions answered.

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Photo: Share your story at the Live it Library

Share your story at the Live it Library

03 Dec 2013

Share your mental health story with us on 6 December in Margate..

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Photo: Skanska to reduce KMPT’s energy usage

Skanska to reduce KMPT’s energy usage

03 Dec 2013

The Trust has named Skanska as its Preferred Bidder to partner the Trust to significantly reduce its emissions..

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Photo: Trust Board meeting: 28 November 2013

Trust Board meeting: 28 November 2013

27 Nov 2013

The next Trust Board Meeting takes place on 28 September at the Tarentfort Centre, Dartford..

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Photo: Trust appoints new Non Executive Director

Trust appoints new Non Executive Director

21 Nov 2013

KMPT is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne-Marie Dean as a new Non Executive Director..

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Photo: West Kent: Go-ahead for mental health crisis care plan

West Kent: Go-ahead for mental health crisis care plan

21 Nov 2013

Go-ahead for mental health crisis care plan.

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Photo: Conversations about alcohol

Conversations about alcohol

18 Nov 2013

It’s Alcohol Awareness Week this week, with the theme: Conversations about alcohol.

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Photo: Equality and Diversity Conference 2013

Equality and Diversity Conference 2013

04 Nov 2013

Ensuring Quality, Valuing Difference.

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Photo: Care Quality Commission Assured

Care Quality Commission Assured

04 Nov 2013

CQC has given Trust their stamp of approval for the quality of services we provide and for patient safety.

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Photo: A quiz night for Neuro Rehab

A quiz night for Neuro Rehab

30 Oct 2013

Service user Roger Stockdale and his daughter Sophie raised a fantastic total of £500 for West Kent Neuro Rehab Unit.

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Photo: The mural that turns back time

The mural that turns back time

21 Oct 2013

Art students at North West Kent College have painted a mural for dementia patients at KMPT’s Littlestone Continuing Care Unit..

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Photo: Charlton sign up to mental health anti-stigma pledge

Charlton sign up to mental health anti-stigma pledge

21 Oct 2013

CACT commit to end the stigma and discrimination against people with experience of mental health problems..

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Photo: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2013

Positive aspects of mental health in later life..

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Photo: Winter health

Winter health

08 Oct 2013

Dealing with asthma across Kent.

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Photo: Ensuring Quality, Valuing Difference Conference, 29 Oct

Ensuring Quality, Valuing Difference Conference, 29 Oct

08 Oct 2013

The day will explore a range of themes around equality and diversity across the range of services we provide..

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Photo: KMPT holds successful Annual General Meeting

KMPT holds successful Annual General Meeting

07 Oct 2013

AGM questions and answers now published..

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Photo: Stoptober

Stoptober

02 Oct 2013

If you are a smoker join the thousands of others across England who will go smoke free for the month of October..

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Photo: Rethink your mind

Rethink your mind

02 Oct 2013

A bright free gift of support.

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Photo: Live it Library World Mental Health Day event

Live it Library World Mental Health Day event

01 Oct 2013

Share your story with the Live it Library on 10 October..

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Photo: Research that could bring hope to dementia sufferers

Research that could bring hope to dementia sufferers

30 Sep 2013

Clinical research from the National Institute of Health Research..

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Photo: KMPT Annual General Meeting

KMPT Annual General Meeting

25 Sep 2013

You are invited to our AGM on 26 September in Maidstone..

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Photo: Charlton sign up to mental health anti-stigma pledge

Charlton sign up to mental health anti-stigma pledge

24 Sep 2013

CACT will join a number of companies committing to end stigma and discrimination against people with experience of mental health problems..

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Photo: Board Meeting: 26 September 2013

Board Meeting: 26 September 2013

20 Sep 2013

The next Trust Board Meeting takes place on 26 September at Trust HQ in Maidstone...

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Photo: Willow Suite Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

Willow Suite Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

13 Sep 2013

Willow Suite PICU team wins national award!.

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Photo: KMPT Annual Report published

KMPT Annual Report published

05 Sep 2013

Trust's Annual Report 2012-13 now published online..

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Photo: NHS 111

NHS 111

27 Aug 2013

NHS 111 is a new service that has been introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services..

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Photo: Outstanding results for forensic unit

Outstanding results for forensic unit

16 Aug 2013

Trevor Gibbens Unit rated 5th= in national assessment.

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Photo: Open Day highlights rehabilitation services

Open Day highlights rehabilitation services

13 Aug 2013

Visitors meet staff and service users to learn more about rehab.

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Photo: Board Meeting: 25 July 2013

Board Meeting: 25 July 2013

23 Jul 2013

The next Trust Board Meeting takes place on 25 July 2013 at Trust Headquarters in Maidstone..

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Photo: Trust’s first Peer Support Worker inspired to help others

Trust’s first Peer Support Worker inspired to help others

12 Jul 2013

Former patient Tracy Gibbons brings experience to new role.

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Photo: Get involved with our Patient Portal

Get involved with our Patient Portal

10 Jul 2013

Be part of a pilot group to help us develop online access to information, systems and services for patients and carers..

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Photo: West Kent Patient Consultative Committee meeting

West Kent Patient Consultative Committee meeting

09 Jul 2013

16 July: service users and carers welcome to attend and work in partnership with us..

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Photo: MP praises mental health charity

MP praises mental health charity

03 Jul 2013

Tracey Crouch visits ward to see benefit of charity.

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Photo: KMPT Quality Account 2012-13

KMPT Quality Account 2012-13

01 Jul 2013

KMPT Quality Account published and is an annual report for the public that focuses on the quality of the services the Trust delivers..

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Photo: NHS Patient Transport set for Go-Live in Kent and Medway

NHS Patient Transport set for Go-Live in Kent and Medway

24 Jun 2013

Details about Patient Transport Services in Kent and Medway..

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Photo: The healing power of books

The healing power of books

24 Jun 2013

People visiting their doctor because they are suffering from mental health problems might walk out with an unexpected prescription…for a book..

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Photo: Trust HQ has moved

Trust HQ has moved

24 Jun 2013

Trust HQ has moved to a new base, Farm Villa, in Maidstone..

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Photo: Prime Ministerial initiative funds dementia trial

Prime Ministerial initiative funds dementia trial

20 Jun 2013

PM’s Challenge on Dementia funding set to boost patients’ quality of life.

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Photo: Support for Carers

Support for Carers

14 Jun 2013

Carers' Week promotes help and advice across Kent and Medway.

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Photo: Carers Week 2013

Carers Week 2013

10 Jun 2013

Come along to our Live it Library Carers Week event and share your story..

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Photo: Young service user writes recovery book

Young service user writes recovery book

06 Jun 2013

Ruth Kember launches her book and praises Stephen Fry's bravery.

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Photo: Engagement and Transformation Meetings

Engagement and Transformation Meetings

05 Jun 2013

Service users and carers welcome to attend..

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Photo: Volunteers' kindness and dedication recognised

Volunteers' kindness and dedication recognised

05 Jun 2013

Trust says 'thank you' to volunteers at tea party..

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Photo: Board Meeting: 6 June 2013

Board Meeting: 6 June 2013

04 Jun 2013

The next meeting takes place on 6 June 2013 at Eastern and Coastal Area Offices, Canterbury..

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Photo: Volunteers make a difference

Volunteers make a difference

03 Jun 2013

Read some of our volunteers' stories..

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Photo: Next week is Volunteers' Week

Next week is Volunteers' Week

28 May 2013

Find out what we're doing to mark Volunteers' Week 2013..

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Photo: Recovery clinic launch

Recovery clinic launch

23 May 2013

Patients give new therapy sessions the thumbs up.

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Photo: Mapping the Future

Mapping the Future

21 May 2013

Programme that aims to produce a future picture of the modern, efficient health care system we need to provide for our residents..

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Photo: Dementia Awareness Week 2013

Dementia Awareness Week 2013

20 May 2013

One couple’s experience after a diagnosis of dementia..

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Photo: Live It Library

Live It Library

15 May 2013

Share your story at the Live It Library this Friday!.

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Photo: Let's Get Physical

Let's Get Physical

14 May 2013

Benefits of physical activity in Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Photo: Customer Care Week 2013

Customer Care Week 2013

14 May 2013

Customer Care Week at the Trust takes place from 13 - 17 May 2013..

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Photo: Providing treatment for former service personnel

Providing treatment for former service personnel

09 May 2013

Those with a medical condition as a result of their time in service and their NHS treatment..

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Photo: National Thrombosis Week

National Thrombosis Week

08 May 2013

Trust expert gives advice to mark Thrombosis Week.

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Photo: Friends at Webb’s Garden Fun Open Day

Friends at Webb’s Garden Fun Open Day

08 May 2013

Come and support the The Friends for Mental Health (East Kent).

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Photo: It's time to talk about mental health

It's time to talk about mental health

29 Apr 2013

Chief Exec explains how listening to patients led to improvements..

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Photo: Staff Awards winners announced!

Staff Awards winners announced!

22 Apr 2013

Staff recognised for excellence and effort at this year's awards ceremony..

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Photo: Live it Library carers event

Live it Library carers event

03 Apr 2013

Share your story at the Live it Library carers event in Dover during Carers Week..

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Photo: The Live it Library goes live!

The Live it Library goes live!

25 Mar 2013

An opportunity for everyone to tell their story about their mental health experience....

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Photo: Time for a Cuppa in Dover

Time for a Cuppa in Dover

19 Mar 2013

Staff at Coleman House raise over £450 for Dementia UK.

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Photo: Wine and Wisdom quiz night

Wine and Wisdom quiz night

19 Mar 2013

Why not come along on Friday 26th April at St Martin's Hospital Restaurant for a great night out!.

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Photo: Quit smoking service to the rescue

Quit smoking service to the rescue

18 Mar 2013

Advice and help for those with mental health issues to quit smoking.

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Photo: Shepway Memory Service drop-in Friday afternoons

Shepway Memory Service drop-in Friday afternoons

18 Mar 2013

A new post diagnostic drop-in service for people recently diagnosed with dementia..

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Photo: Time for a Cuppa raises £1000+

Time for a Cuppa raises £1000+

12 Mar 2013

KMPT's coffee and cake events raise funds for Dementia UK.

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Photo: Mental Health First Aid partnership flourishes

Mental Health First Aid partnership flourishes

06 Mar 2013

Trust partnership with MHFA on personality disorders goes from strength to strength.

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Photo: Effective care for those with Long term conditions

Effective care for those with Long term conditions

04 Mar 2013

The third and final part in our series of articles detailing the latest developments in urgent mental health care..

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Photo: Staff Excellence Awards 2013

Staff Excellence Awards 2013

04 Mar 2013

Residents can nominate mental health workers for awards.

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Photo: Help is at hand for people who self-harm

Help is at hand for people who self-harm

01 Mar 2013

KMPT Consultant Dr Kirsten Lawson gives advice on Self-harm Awareness Day.

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Photo: KMPT Staff Excellence awards judging

KMPT Staff Excellence awards judging

26 Feb 2013

Are you a service user or carer who would like to be involved in helping to judge to 2013 KMPT Staff Excellence Awards..

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Photo: Service user Involvement Training

Service user Involvement Training

22 Feb 2013

Braking down the barriers to involvement.

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Photo: The reality about eating disorders

The reality about eating disorders

20 Feb 2013

Specialists shed light on conditions affecting nearly 2million UK citizens.

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Photo: Help for those with Eating Disorders

Help for those with Eating Disorders

14 Feb 2013

Service users share their stories to highlight vital treatment.

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Photo: NHS 111 for urgent healthcare

NHS 111 for urgent healthcare

12 Feb 2013

A new national phone number, 111, is being introduced to improve access to NHS urgent healthcare services - including mental health services we provide..

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Photo: New help for those with autism

New help for those with autism

04 Feb 2013

KMPT in new autistic spectrum disorders service.

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Photo: Payment by Results events for service users and carers

Payment by Results events for service users and carers

04 Feb 2013

As a Trust, we want to make sure that the services and the support people get are fair and that everyone knows what support and treatment they should get..

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Photo: Trinity Road closure

Trinity Road closure

30 Jan 2013

Trinity Road due to Close at end of January 2013..

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Photo: Peer Support Diary

Peer Support Diary

29 Jan 2013

Download the Peer Support Diary for SpeakUpCIC here!.

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Photo: Twitter to focus on Older People's Mental Health

Twitter to focus on Older People's Mental Health

28 Jan 2013

A day in the life of older people's services using Twitter.

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Photo: Fire setter treatment in spotlight

Fire setter treatment in spotlight

23 Jan 2013

Professor inauguration features pioneering work to help arsonists and other fire setters.

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Photo: Trust rated on schizophrenia

Trust rated on schizophrenia

22 Jan 2013

KMPT compares favourably to other mental health providers.

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Photo: Do you know where to get help for you and your family?

Do you know where to get help for you and your family?

18 Jan 2013

Getting urgent care needn’t be confusing or take too long this winter..

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Photo: Relocation of Mental Health Team Base

Relocation of Mental Health Team Base

15 Jan 2013

We plan to stop using the Elizabeth Raybould Centre on the Littlebrook Hospital site in Dartford to provide community mental health services at a new venue..

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Photo: Invite to charity event on NHS

Invite to charity event on NHS

15 Jan 2013

Two mental health charities are hosting an event about the new NHS.

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Photo: Live It Library

Live It Library

15 Jan 2013

Read more about this years Live it Library event..

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Photo: Equality and diversity service report

Equality and diversity service report

14 Jan 2013

Equality and diversity at heart of new report.

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Photo: A volunteer in the garden...

A volunteer in the garden...

11 Jan 2013

Why becoming a volunteer is so worthwhile….

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Photo: Our Health Dementia Website

Our Health Dementia Website

03 Jan 2013

New website launched to help those with dementia.

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Photo: Healthy diet tips for a healthy mind

Healthy diet tips for a healthy mind

20 Dec 2012

Advice to help create a positive mood through healthy eating.

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Photo: Living (and learning from) the Live it Library…

Living (and learning from) the Live it Library…

20 Dec 2012

Service user Tracey Stansil takes part in the first Live it Library recording.

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Photo: New Patient Experience Team

New Patient Experience Team

13 Dec 2012

The PALS and Complaints services are now combined into a single Patient Experience Team..

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Photo: Touch screen technology to gather service user feedback

Touch screen technology to gather service user feedback

12 Dec 2012

Touch screen technology being piloted this week at KMPT could radically speed up the way the Trust improves its service based on patient feedback..

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Photo: Care Environment Assessments

Care Environment Assessments

12 Dec 2012

Could you lead our care environment assessments?.

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Photo: Mental Health News in Medway

Mental Health News in Medway

12 Dec 2012

Find out about Mental Health News in Medway here....

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Photo: South West Kent Mental Health Service Move

South West Kent Mental Health Service Move

07 Dec 2012

From 2 January 2013 all the clinics previously run from St John’s Centre will move to the Mulberry Centre..

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Photo: My Grundtvig Story – Broadening Horizons

My Grundtvig Story – Broadening Horizons

07 Dec 2012

One of the Trust's Music Therapists, Catherine Richards, has been highly commended for her short story in the Grundtvig Lifelong Learning programme..

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Photo: Focussing on EMDR

Focussing on EMDR

06 Dec 2012

KMPT Online caught up with one of the Trust’s clinical psychologists, working in forensic mental health services at the Trevor Gibbens Unit in Maidstone, to find out more about how offence-related trauma is being treated..

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Photo: Student gifts for Thanet patients

Student gifts for Thanet patients

06 Dec 2012

College students give mental health patients Christmas cheer.

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Photo: Service user trainers wanted to co-facilitate Recovery Groups

Service user trainers wanted to co-facilitate Recovery Groups

06 Dec 2012

Recovery Group Information Day for service users.

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Photo: Take a look at some Unique Perspectives

Take a look at some Unique Perspectives

28 Nov 2012

A creative art-based project which has been developed by people using the East Kent Mental Health Rehabilitation Service..

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Photo: Inside Out

Inside Out

28 Nov 2012

The Maidstone CRHT was featured on the BBC.

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Photo: Medway Access Team is a shining Diwali light

Medway Access Team is a shining Diwali light

21 Nov 2012

Find out why celebrating Diwali brings an opportunity to provide a better service....

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Photo: KMPT looks forward to working with ‘Dementia Friends’

KMPT looks forward to working with ‘Dementia Friends’

19 Nov 2012

Helping to make life better for people with dementia.

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Photo: Invisible Cities in Mind the Gap 2012

Invisible Cities in Mind the Gap 2012

15 Nov 2012

Italo Calvino’s classic book Invisible Cities</em> was the inspiration for Mind the Gap 2012..

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Photo: New board members join the Trust

New board members join the Trust

15 Nov 2012

Experienced businessmen join Kent’s Mental Health Trust Board as Non-executive Directors.

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Photo: Rethink Your Mind

Rethink Your Mind

15 Nov 2012

Joining forces to power mental health into the spotlight.

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Photo: A day out in the Olympic Park

A day out in the Olympic Park

13 Nov 2012

The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics seem a long time ago now, but only finished in September after a wonderful summer of sport. They’re certainly very clear in the memories of a group of KMPT service users at the Paralympics, as very lucky guests of the Charlton Athletic Community Trust. One of them was Zoe Baron, who describes their fantastic day out… .

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Photo: World Alzheimer's Day supported by KMPT

World Alzheimer's Day supported by KMPT

13 Nov 2012

Helping to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia..

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Photo: New 'wet rooms' at Sevenscore ward

New 'wet rooms' at Sevenscore ward

05 Nov 2012

Excellent new shower units installed at Thanet Mental Health Unit..

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Photo: Relocation of Adult Mental Health Wards in East Kent

Relocation of Adult Mental Health Wards in East Kent

31 Oct 2012

Notification of the relocations of Edgehill, Anselm and Newington wards..

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Photo: Kent eating disorders service wins national award

Kent eating disorders service wins national award

30 Oct 2012

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust’s Eating Disorders Service has been awarded the Beat Assured Quality Mark..

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Photo: Opening of new in-patient facility at St Martin’s

Opening of new in-patient facility at St Martin’s

26 Oct 2012

Read about the opening and see photos of the finished Bluebell and Foxglove wards at St Martin's..

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Photo: Sneak Peek at Bluebell and Foxglove wards

Sneak Peek at Bluebell and Foxglove wards

19 Oct 2012

Have a sneak peek at pictures of the new Bluebell and Foxglove wards.

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Photo: It's not too late!

It's not too late!

11 Oct 2012

Two more meetings have been added for the Adult Mental Health Consultation. Come along and tell us how to improve our services..

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Photo: It's World Mental Health Day

It's World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2012

Today is World Mental Health Day and this provides us all with an opportunity to raise the profile of mental health..

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Photo: Support the Brain Injury Group

Support the Brain Injury Group

09 Oct 2012

If you or someone you know has been affected by Brain Injury, help support the work of the Brain Injury Group.

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Photo: Have your say on care in a mental health crisis

Have your say on care in a mental health crisis

04 Oct 2012

Two further public events added for you to have your say on how care in a mental health crisis should be delivered.

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Photo: Get your story on the shelf at the Human Library

Get your story on the shelf at the Human Library

04 Oct 2012

Service users, carers and mental health professionals are invited to share stories to help others learn from your experiences..

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Photo: NHS Kent and Medway Cluster and HOSC support proposal for change from KMPT Board

NHS Kent and Medway Cluster and HOSC support proposal for change from KMPT Board

26 Sep 2012

Inpatient wards in Thanet and Canterbury for older people with mental health problems in east Kent will get £3.5million investment under plans agreed by NHS Kent and Medway Board today..

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Photo: Ashford: have your say on care in a mental health crisis

Ashford: have your say on care in a mental health crisis

26 Sep 2012

Members of the public are being invited to have their say on plans to improve care for people experiencing a mental health crisis..

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Photo: World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September

World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September

17 Sep 2012

NHS initiatives to support dementia patients.

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Photo: ENGAGED: Examining care for our ageing population

ENGAGED: Examining care for our ageing population

14 Sep 2012

<p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">A European event to explore the use of technologies in providing affordable care for our ageing population.</span>.

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Photo: 2012 Mental Health Survey

2012 Mental Health Survey

13 Sep 2012

Mental health service standards in line with rest of England.

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Photo: ‘Ensuring Quality, Valuing Difference’ Conference

‘Ensuring Quality, Valuing Difference’ Conference

12 Sep 2012

24 October 2012, Herne Bay High School.

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Photo: LoopEd Flow

LoopEd Flow

06 Sep 2012

Dance classes for people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and those in wheelchairs..

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Photo: You are invited to the Trust's AGM

You are invited to the Trust's AGM

06 Sep 2012

You are invited to attend the Trust’s 2012 Annual General Meeting “Foundations for Change”.

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Photo: Recovery Project Reaches New Heights

Recovery Project Reaches New Heights

04 Sep 2012

The third year of successful delivery of a recovery programme for young people ends with spectacular outing.

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Photo: Olympic Torch Relay

Olympic Torch Relay

29 Aug 2012

The Homemade (paper) torch toured each ward and collected messages of hope, inspiration and achievements..

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Photo: Client and carer meeting about closure of St John's, Sevenoaks.

Client and carer meeting about closure of St John's, Sevenoaks.

17 Aug 2012

Service users and carers are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the closure of St John's CMHC and hear about new clinic locations.

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Photo: EngAGEd Conference 2012

EngAGEd Conference 2012

27 Jul 2012

Attend the Health and Europe Centre's conference; focusing on Active Ageing, Assistive Technologies &amp; Reducing the Cost of Care for Older People..

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Photo: Adult Mental Health Review: Have Your Say

Adult Mental Health Review: Have Your Say

27 Jul 2012

An NHS consultation on plans to improve care for people suffering a mental health crisis has been launched. .

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Photo: Research Opportunity

Research Opportunity

26 Jul 2012

<p align="left"><span style="font-size: small;">We are looking for services to participate in a new </span><span style="font-size: small;">Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing </span><span style="font-size: small;">research project.</span>.

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Photo: National LGBT Health Summit

National LGBT Health Summit

18 Jul 2012

Registrations open for National LGBT Health Summit in Canterbury..

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Photo: Vacancy: Two Non-Executive Directors

Vacancy: Two Non-Executive Directors

16 Jul 2012

KMPT requires two Non-Executive Directors to join the Board.

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Photo: KMPT celebrate patients’ achievement with opening of new Café

KMPT celebrate patients’ achievement with opening of new Café

03 Jul 2012

Patients and staff at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust’s Trevor Gibbens Unit in Maidstone are proud to unveil Lakeside Lounge..

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PBR Involvement Events

29 Jun 2012

Find out about Payment By Result involvement events..

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KMPT Quality Account 2011/12

28 Jun 2012

The KMPT Quality Account 2011/12 is now available.

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Photo: Former NHS Finance Director joins Trust Board as a Non-Executive Director

Former NHS Finance Director joins Trust Board as a Non-Executive Director

21 Jun 2012

The Trust Board has appointed Richard Page who has over thirty five years of working at Board level.

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Photo: Information about the Gatland House relocations

Information about the Gatland House relocations

15 Jun 2012

New contact details for the services relocating from Gatland House in Maidstone..

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Photo: Youngsters with mental health problems showcase how sports and activities can aid recovery

Youngsters with mental health problems showcase how sports and activities can aid recovery

14 Jun 2012

For the past 3 years a group of young people experiencing mental health problems have taken part in a varied activity project to help them on their journey to recovery..

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Photo: Opportunity for a tour of St martin's new in-patient unit

Opportunity for a tour of St martin's new in-patient unit

12 Jun 2012

Would you like a tour of the Bluebell and Foxglove wards' construction site before they open?.

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Safeguarding Awareness Week

12 Jun 2012

It's safeguarding awareness week - what can you do to help?.

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Meeting Carers’ Needs

28 May 2012

The recent Scoping Report of issues for Carers across KMPT..

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Photo: Remember the person: Dementia Awareness Week 2012

Remember the person: Dementia Awareness Week 2012

21 May 2012

Learn more and help raise awareness of Dementia.

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Photo: KMPT partner with Canterbury Christchurch University to pilot study into forensic mental health care provision

KMPT partner with Canterbury Christchurch University to pilot study into forensic mental health care provision

11 May 2012

Canterbury Christ Church University has been awarded funding to assess the effect inclusive care plans have on the quality of life for in-patients in secure mental health settings..

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Our Latest Performance

04 May 2012

Learn more about our latest performance..

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Photo: Nominations for NHS Leadership Awards 2012 are now open

Nominations for NHS Leadership Awards 2012 are now open

03 May 2012

If you know a star leader, why not nominate them for an NHS Leadership Award 2012.

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Photo: Topping Out ceremony marks milestone in build of £10m mental health in-patient facility

Topping Out ceremony marks milestone in build of £10m mental health in-patient facility

02 May 2012

A celebratory ceremony was held on 27th April to mark the completion of the external shell of the new inpatient facility at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust’s St Martin’s Hospital in Canterbury..

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KMPT Launch new Customer Care Charter

02 May 2012

Our new Customer Care Charter was launched at April's Trust Board meeting.

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Photo: CQC Inspection of the Birling Centre learning disability service

CQC Inspection of the Birling Centre learning disability service

25 Apr 2012

Comment on the CQC Inspection of the Birling Centre learning disability service.

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MPs visit local mental health services

24 Apr 2012

Gareth Johnson MP (Dartford) and Michael Fallon MP (Sevenoaks) both visited The Little Brook Hospital in Dartford to see for themselves how mental in-patient services are run..

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Photo: Call for Abstracts: LGBT Health Summit 2012

Call for Abstracts: LGBT Health Summit 2012

20 Apr 2012

The Summit Consortium are appealing for abstracts on a variety of subjects..

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Photo: Vacancy for Non-executive Director on KMPT Board

Vacancy for Non-executive Director on KMPT Board

20 Apr 2012

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) is recruiting a Non-Executive Director to sit on its Board.  KMPT has responsibility for providing mental health and other specialist services across Kent and Medway..

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Photo: Dual diagnosis joint-working protocol published

Dual diagnosis joint-working protocol published

11 Apr 2012

Agencies across Kent and Medway have published a joint-working protocol to promote better support for those with substance misuse and mental health problems..

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Photo: National LGBT Health Summit: your views wanted!

National LGBT Health Summit: your views wanted!

05 Apr 2012

National LGBT Health Summit heads to Kent and the organisers need your input.

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Photo: Older People's Mental Health Consultation

Older People's Mental Health Consultation

26 Mar 2012

Consultation on older people’s mental health care and the improvement of community based dementia services in east Kent..

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Photo: Medway Alcohol Service has moved

Medway Alcohol Service has moved

13 Mar 2012

The Medway Alcohol Service has moved to a new location..

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Photo: Good quality mental health service for learning disability clients

Good quality mental health service for learning disability clients

02 Mar 2012

The CQC has acknowledged that the Tarentfort Centre is fully compliant with its duties to safeguard and care appropriately for patients..

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Photo: Board meeting: 1 March 2012

Board meeting: 1 March 2012

29 Feb 2012

The next meeting takes place on 1 March 2012 in the Boardroom at Trust HQ, Kings Hill, West Malling..

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Photo: KMPT crowned Champions!

KMPT crowned Champions!

15 Feb 2012

The Trust has been awarded "MHFA Champion" status by Mental Health First Aid England..

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Quality Account

08 Feb 2012

Each year we publish a Quality Account which outlines our progress against the priorities we set in the previous year, as well as outlining those we have set for the coming year..

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Photo: Trust launches its Community Engagement Strategy

Trust launches its Community Engagement Strategy

07 Feb 2012

The Community Engagement Strategy for KMPT has been developed to underpin the excellent practice that already occurs within the Trust..

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Photo: Health and social care that fits around you

Health and social care that fits around you

06 Feb 2012

<span class="summary">The future of the NHS and social care has been grabbing headlines and the idea of bringing the two together has become a key priority nationally. </span>.

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Photo: Tree of Life Art Exhibition, April 2012

Tree of Life Art Exhibition, April 2012

06 Feb 2012

A Mind the Gap Art Exhibition is being held in April, celebrating creativity for mental wellbeing..

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Photo: Keep well, keep warm this winter

Keep well, keep warm this winter

03 Feb 2012

With temperatures set to plunge across Kent and Medway, the NHS is urging people at risk from the cold to take action to protect their health..

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Equality Delivery System

26 Jan 2012

KMPT welcomes the NHS Equality Delivery System, an equality performance review tool..

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Photo: Board meeting: 26 January 2012

Board meeting: 26 January 2012

24 Jan 2012

The next meeting takes place on 26 January 2012 in the Boardroom at the Eastern and Coastal Area Office..

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Photo: EK Carers Support newsletter now available

EK Carers Support newsletter now available

19 Jan 2012

"What's new" the newsletter of the East Kent Carers Support group is available to download now..

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Photo: It's time for tea at The Orchards

It's time for tea at The Orchards

17 Jan 2012

Afternoon Tea group is a great success for service users, staff and relatives at the Orchards..

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Photo: Non-exec Director Vacancy

Non-exec Director Vacancy

16 Jan 2012

The Trust is hoping to be able to appoint a NED with recent senior level clinical experience, preferably in mental health..

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Photo: CQC Provides Assurance regarding Quality and Safety

CQC Provides Assurance regarding Quality and Safety

11 Jan 2012

Healthcare regulator has provided assurance that all Trust services are fully compliant with its Essential Standards. .

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Photo: SW Kent Recovery Team - Service User newsletters now available

SW Kent Recovery Team - Service User newsletters now available

23 Dec 2011

Read the latest editions of "Head Lines" the newsletter for service users of the South West Kent Recovery Team.

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Photo: Not everyone loves Christmas

Not everyone loves Christmas

20 Dec 2011

Christmas can be a time which is stressful for many and can be particularly hard on those coping with other serious problems in their lives..

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Photo: Christmas injury or illness? ‘Tis the season to choose well

Christmas injury or illness? ‘Tis the season to choose well

20 Dec 2011

Choose the right service and make sure A and E and out-of-hours GPs are available for those who urgently need them over Christmas..

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Photo: New KMPT Chief Executive Appointed

New KMPT Chief Executive Appointed

19 Dec 2011

Angela McNab has been appointed as the new KMPT Chief Executive. Angela will join the Trust on 1 April 2012..

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Photo: Board meeting: 21 December 2011

Board meeting: 21 December 2011

15 Dec 2011

The next meeting takes place on 21 December 2011 at 10.00am in the Boardroom at Kings Hill..

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Photo: More good news from the site at St Martins’

More good news from the site at St Martins’

09 Dec 2011

Further good news on site at the £10million St Martin’s Hospital inpatient unit build..

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Photo: Postpartum psychosis documentary on Radio 4

Postpartum psychosis documentary on Radio 4

01 Dec 2011

An ex service user features in a BBC Radio 4 documentary about women who’ve suffered psychotic illness after childbirth..

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Photo: 10 Top Years for Admiral Nurses in Medway

10 Top Years for Admiral Nurses in Medway

22 Nov 2011

Admiral nurses and those working in dementia services in Medway celebrate the service’s 10th birthday..

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Photo: Ofsted Inspection

Ofsted Inspection

18 Nov 2011

The Trust was recently involved in an Ofsted inspection of safeguarding and looked after children services in Medway..

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Photo: New mental health service launches at Medway Maritime Hospital

New mental health service launches at Medway Maritime Hospital

18 Nov 2011

A new mental health service that aims to provide mental health support to those admitted to Medway Maritime Hospital has been launched this week..

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Photo: Physical Assaults against Kent's mental health staff fall

Physical Assaults against Kent's mental health staff fall

14 Nov 2011

Assaults in Kent and Medway against NHS mental health staff have fallen by 8% in the past year..

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Photo: St Martin's new build designs gain Excellent rating

St Martin's new build designs gain Excellent rating

10 Nov 2011

The designs for new wards at St Martin's Hospital have been awarded a rating of Excellent in an envrionmental assessment..

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Photo: Firesetter Research Opportunity

Firesetter Research Opportunity

08 Nov 2011

We are looking for services to take part&nbsp;in a research project evaluating&nbsp;a new treatment programme for mentally disordered firesetters..

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