FENLAND: Mental health team scoop award at NHS ceremony

A FENLAND-based Primary Care mental health team are celebrating after scooping a good practice award at an NHS ceremony. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust s good practice awards were held at Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre, in

A FENLAND-based Primary Care mental health team are celebrating after scooping a good practice award at an NHS ceremony.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust's good practice awards were held at Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre, in Huntingdon.

Martin Hall and his team have bases at both March and Wisbech. The award-winning service gives people speedy access to a range of mental health professionals who are able to assess their needs.

Team members have good links to many support services and other local organisations.


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Mr Hall, a clinical psychologist, said: "It's brilliant that we have won this award, it is due to the hard work and dedication of the team.

"For Fenland patients with psychological problems such as anger management, low mood, anxiety and depression, this new service is a significant development in care for people. You have to go to your GP and they will refer you to us."

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It is the Trust's fifth award ceremony and the judges commented that all entries were of an exceptionally-high standard.

Presenting the awards, chief executive Karen Bell said: "Congratulations go to all the award winners and runners-up this year. These awards just show how good many of our services are and this is a great opportunity to highlight, share and celebrate achievements across the Trust."

Chairman Anne Campbell added: "These awards are recognition of the dedication of 2,500 staff, working across 75 sites in the county for the many people who rely on our services.

"I am proud that our staff can provide such excellent examples of service improvement."

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