Issue 2 - Summer 2012

Trust Journal Issue 2 - Summer 2012. Including; Editorial, Research and Audit, Commentary and Debate, Service Evaluation, Book Reviews, Poetry and Artwork and Interviews

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The joy of peer review

by Raja Mukherjee, Editor

You know it really infuriates me when you work really hard and then you get told your work is a pile of worthless rubbish. Why is it that rather than being helpful, some peer reviewers just like to slate your efforts?

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Revalidation for doctors - an update

by Josie Jenkinson

Revalidation is the process by which all doctors will maintain their registration with the General Medical Council. This article gives an overview of the development of the plans for revalidation, a summary of the domains and attributes used in the GMC's framework for appraisal and a round up of the current issues surrounding the implementation of the revalidation process.

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Research and Audit

Medical students' views about the need to learn about learning disabilities and Down's Syndrome

by Kathryn Beards, Lydia Hanna, Hamza Alao and Raja Mukherjee

Following research on medical students' baseline knowledge of the medical and social concepts of Down's Syndrome, our team concludes that it is essential that medical students are taught about them early in their education.

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An evaluation of the effectiveness and acceptibility of a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy service for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder in East Surrey

by Lucy Hale, Gemma Eke and Fiona Warren

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy was devised to offer those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder a comprehensive intervention. A project within the Trust has provided some preliminary data on the effectivess and acceptability of DBT services in East Surrey.

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Evaluation of the impact of health promotion activity on Early Intervention in Psychosis outcomes

by Sarah Amani

Sarah explains how she and her team have undertaken many projects to help young people experiencing their first episode of psychosis feel accepted, involved and in control of their health.

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Commentary and Debate

Encouraging CMHT (OP) professionals to reflect on challenging behaviour in dementia referrals

by Katy Lee

Discover how a workshop which explored referrals  has led to a new 'Challenging Behaviour in Demetia' resource pack, and may lead to fewer pharmacological approaches.

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Service Evaluation

Non-attendance and and canellations at doctors' outpatient clinics: what prevents service users from keeping their appointments and how can the service be improved?

by Rosie Powling, Victoria Lee and Victoria Petch

Missed appointments are an issue in many healthcare and mental health services. Read about our study which explored why people missed appointments with our Epsom, Ewell and Banstead Community Mental Health team.

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Book Review

Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, a Father and Son's Story

Cockburn and Cockburn

by Dr Laurence Church

Henry Cockburn was diagnosed with schizophrenia during his first year at Brighton Art Colleage. This book is a collaboration between Henry and his father Patrick, Iraq correspondent for the Independent.

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Poetry and Artwork

The poem Alright Now was written by Bryn Thomas and artwork was painted by people who use our Gallwey day service for people with a learnming disability.

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by Josie Jenkinson

Josie interviews the Trust's Medical Director Rachel Hennessy, who tells us about her role and her vision for the future of the Trust.

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