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A guide to some of the terms used within the NHS

Health Care Assistants

A member of hospital staff who helps qualified nursing staff to care for patients on the ward.

Health of the Nation Outcome Score (HoNOS)

A way of measuring how well someone is doing in their treatment and recovery.

Home treatment

Home treatment (sometimes called Crisis Resolution) is a way of helping people at home rather than in hospital. This can help to avoid the stress, anxiety and upheaval that can happen with a hospital admission. This can include daily or twice daily visits, and help with medication and sorting out practical matters such as accommodation and shopping.

Hospital Chaplain

The Trust chaplaincy service can help you to contact an appropriate representative of your faith. There are chapels at some of our sites that can be used for private prayer or religious services.

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