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We've been shortlisted in six categories for the Positive Practice Mental Health Awards

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in #ProudofDPT, News on 21st July, 2017

We've been shortlisted in six categories for the Positive Practice Mental Health Awards

What fantastic news! #ProudofDPT We've been shortlisted in six categories out of 21 in the national Positive Practice Mental Health Awards - the most ever for any organisation!  The Positive Practice MH Collaborative is a user-led multi-agency collaborative of seventy-five organisations, including NHS Trusts, CCGs, Police forces and third sector organisations which was...

Dr Peter Aitken appointed Director of Medical Education

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 20th July, 2017

Dr Peter Aitken appointed Director of Medical Education

Dr Peter Aitken has been appointed as our Director of Medical Education. Peter will add this new responsibility to the role of Director of Research and Development and his clinical work with liaison psychiatry and the Individual Patient Placement programme, for which he is currently Clinical Director. Commenting on the appointment,...

Our response to CQC statement that mental health is ‘at a crossroads’

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 20th July, 2017

Our response to CQC statement that mental health is ‘at a crossroads’

The CQC has today issued a media statement warning that the mental health sector is 'at a crossroads'. Our Chief Executive Melanie Walker has responded to the media locally by saying: "We are pleased to see the continued national spotlight on mental health and agree with many of the CQC's findings, in...

Dr Kate Lovett comments on record number of antidepressants prescribed

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News, Recovery and wellbeing on 19th July, 2017

Dr Kate Lovett comments on record number of antidepressants prescribed

NHS Digital recently published data on the record number of prescriptions for antidepressants provided by the NHS last year - more than double over the last decade. The figures have prompted discussion as to whether they are being prescribed too freely or if there are other factors such as better...

Successful work experience for students

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 17th July, 2017

Successful work experience for students

Two secondary school students spent last week with a variety of teams across the Trust. Will Whitehead, 16, from South Dartmoor Community College and Isaac Coven, 15, from Queen Elizabeth's School in Crediton met many different teams and learnt about the work we are doing. Will (right on photo) said: “Doing...