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This year, why not enjoy a day out at a National Gardens Scheme garden - you'll be helping fund the QNI too!
Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.
Visit our nursing heritage website, a celebration of District Nursing around the world since 1859.
QUESTION: One of the big issues I face every day is a lack of joined up working from mental health and drug and alcohol teams for people with co-occurring mental ill health and substance misuse. I'd love to hear about a team that has sorted this out to the benefit of patients.
ANSWER: We are a charity and our substance misuse worker is seconded to Addaction for a regular time each week and this works well. He also attends their ABC meetings and we have good communication links with the outreach substance workers.
QUESTION: I have recently set up a homeless mental health service and wondered if you have any info on homeless and acquired brain injury (ABI) and homeless and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
ANSWERS: There is an ABI/homelessness project in Leeds. It’s been running a year and a half so far and is the only current ABI focused homeless project in the world since the one in Canada ended.
There is a lot of information on the web from Steven Hwang at the University of Toronto who pioneered work in this area. See http://www.phs.utoronto.ca/faculty_template_new.asp?GetFile=sHwang