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Success with our bid to secure new Mother and Baby Unit for the south west

Posted by Sarah Williams in #ProudofDPT, Mental health, News on 21st April, 2017

Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been successful with its bid to secure a new specialist mother and baby unit (MBU) for the south west.  It is one of four MBUs commissioned by NHS England to address a shortfall of beds nationally and will provide women from across Devon, Somerset and...

New approach for region’s secure mental health services

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

A programme that will enable patients from across the south west with secure mental health needs to be cared for closer to home went ‘live’ this month.  The South West Regional Secure Network brings together eight organisations from Cornwall to Gloucestershire (excluding Dorset) to change the way that secure mental health...

BBC Radio Devon's feature on dementia

Posted in Mental health, News on 19th April, 2017

We have been talking to BBC Radio Devon about establishing a regular monthly phone-in on mental health. This has been happening with BBC Radio Cornwall in the last few years and appears to be going well. We will be piloting the programme and the format on Thursday 20 April on Janet Kipling's lunchtime...