This guide for setting up a clinical service in the National Health Service is based on the author's experience of leading a nationally funded project to develop two new specialist services in different parts of the country and involving three separate NHS Trusts.
The project successfully delivered two services for personality disordered patients based on the template of Henderson Hospital, a democratic therapeutic community (TC). Kingsley Norton takes the reader, step-by-step, through the entire process of setting up these new services. Unpacking Henderson Hospital's complex interpersonal environment into its ideological, 'cultural' and structural constituents, a development team that included ex-service users from Henderson used these ingredients to imprint the TC model in the newly recruited staff teams. The two replicated products were further supported and evaluated by the development team during their first 18 months of operation. The author reveals the complexity of the developmental task and shows that the process was never a case of 'just adding water'.
Dr Norton's wealth of hands-on experience and practical advice makes this book essential reading for anyone interested in management and the NHS or public services and attempting to innovate. It is also useful for those wanting to understand more about TCs and how they operate as institutions.
Kingsley Norton is Head of Psychotherapy, St Bernard's Hospital, Middlesex. From 1989 to 2006 he was the Director of Henderson Hospital in Surrey, England. He is a Jungian analyst, has previously published three books on how to deal with patients who are difficult to treat, and is the author of over 80 articles and chapters.
Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Setting Up the Replication Project. 1. Recipe and Ingredients. 2. The Blending. Part II: The New Services in Operation. 3. First Helpings. 4. Second Helpings. 5. Aftertaste. Part III. Reviewing the Project. 6. The Proof of the Pudding. 7. A Last Supper. 8. To Future Chefs. Appendix: Notes of the Extended Replication Meeting. References. Subject Index. Author Index.