As many of our friends, colleagues and customers are aware, the last year has been extremely difficult for us personally, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude for all your help, support and best wishes during this time.
Unfortunately, we have come to the difficult decision that it is now time for Terry to formally retire as Managing Director. The decision we have taken will enable us to continue to provide the level of service you have come to expect from us.
To that end we are delighted to announce the appointment of Niall Spencer to the role of Chief Operating Officer, effective from 1st August 2017. Many of you will have already met Niall, and he brings a wealth of experience to the role.
Terry will remain as a partner in the business but have no day-to-day involvement, Daisy remains fully involved in the organisation in her role as Executive Director.
We look forward to continuing to work with you as we move into the next phase of DBC.
With Best Wishes from all at DBC.
On the 4th April, we held our first BIA refresher of the year. As Niall is running the London Marathon for MQ Mental Health, DBC decided to donate all profits to charity to help reach the goal. We managed to raise just over £1000 towards it and we would just like to thank everybody who attended.
Our next BIA Refresher will be on the 6th September, please reserve your place now as they do fill up fast! It will be held in Milton Keynes and if you would like more information please email email@example.com
In case you haven't seen it, please find attached the latest guidance for commissioners on commissioning mental health care.
This guide focuses on Mental Health Liaison services ( with an expectation that all hospitals with an A&E have 24/7 services in place by 2020.)
There are others to come (on response to police calls for example) and also resource guides all of which will be published on the NHS England Website.
In this guide you will see the introduction of waiting time standards, of
Claire Barcham (DBC Associate)
Back in July, there was a call for evidence questing - are the legal frameworks to support individuals with mental ill health in A&E departments sufficient. Click here to see the previous post regarding the reasoning etc for the call for evidence on this particular subject.
The outcome document is down below and available to read.
DBC are setting up an AMHP Back to Basics course, the course spec is below and it will run over two days.
We will be running this course during December, January and February. If you are interested in this course please contact 01908 299445 or Enquiries@daisyboggconsultancy.co.uk
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