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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...

Mother and Baby Unit open evening

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 14th July, 2017

Mother and Baby Unit open evening

There are exciting new opportunities to come and work in the new Specialised Perinatal Mental Health Service Inpatient Mother and Baby Unit. Want to find out more? Then come and visit us at the Mother and Baby Unit open evening, Wednesday 19 July 2017, 5pm – 7pm, The Boardroom Wonford...

Generous donation helps to equip new Cedars gym

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News, Recovery and wellbeing on 5th July, 2017

Generous donation helps to equip new Cedars gym

Occupational Therapy staff at The Cedars in Exeter have expressed their gratitude to David Lloyd Exeter after it generously donated equipment to improve what was available  in the gyms on the unit’s two wards. Occupational Therapist at The Cedars, Milly Ody, explains:  “Physical exercise is incredibly important to the people we support...

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