Entries by Jane Nathan

NHS Autism Diagnoses Under Threat

Proposals to reduce the number of children being diagnosed with autism are being considered by NHS commissioners in south-west London. The idea of restricting an autism diagnosis to only the most severe cases was discussed earlier this month. The local alliance of five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) says nothing has been decided yet. But the […]

Useful new app for self harm

Calm Harm app: http://www.stem4.org.uk/calmharm/ What does it do? The four categories of tasks target the main reasons for why people self harm: Distract helps to combat the urge by learning self-control; Comfort helps to care rather than harm; Express helps get feelings out in a different way; Release provides safe alternatives to self-injury. How does […]

New Adult Autism Assessment service launched in Surrey

  Autism and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) affects approximately half a million people in the UK alone. This is about 1 in every 100 people.   Why seek a diagnosis of possible Autistic Spectrum Conditions in Adult life? The benefits of getting a formal diagnosis of autism can include: it may help you to understand why […]

Self harm rates triples in our area

In the past two years, Epsom and St Helier hospitals have seen a dramatic increase in the number of young people aged 11-18 years old presenting with self-harm – nationally, the number of 10-14 year olds attending A&E departments for self-harm related reasons has increased by 70% in the same period. Lin McGraw, Lead Nurse […]

HoD Team strengthened further in early 2017

The Healthcare on Demand team is going from strength to strength, with new practitioners further our sphere of expertise. We are pleased to welcome:For adults – Dr Farida Yousaf, Consultant Psychiatrist   For children, young people and families – Dr Pallavi Bujarbaruah , Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist   For Families – Emma Sales, Systemic Family […]

Myth Busters: Healthy Eating and Weight Management

Myth Busters: Healthy Eating and Weight Management A workshop for those confused by ‘nutrition noise’ in the media                                                    Thursday 12th January 2017 6.30-8.30pm   Do you know what ‘Healthy Eating’ looks like? The media is full of healthy eating, diet, weight loss and super food stories, and many are just that… stories… based on […]

New Year, New Practitioners!

We are delighted to welcome SIX new practitioners to the Healthcare On Demand clinic in Guildford. Our team has been expanded with the addition of:     A second Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist – Dr Bill Young, joining Dr Tauseef Mehdi in this important service.               Dr Caroline […]

Supporting the Dorking Mental Health Project

The Dorking Mental Health Project has now  been established for a year now and their mission is to promote mental wellbeing in Dorking and surrounding areas. First let us introduce team members – including Healthcare On Demand practitioner, Susan McGrath. Please use this link to see a brief biography of the committee members, all Dorking residents. Mental Health […]