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2017 PLACE assessment results

29 Aug 2017

The 2017 PLACE (Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment) scores were published on 15 August 2017. We are pleased to note that we are scoring highly on our scores for privacy, dignity and wellbeing and dementia friendly environments. We very much welcome patient, service user and carer feedback and the PLACE audits are a key tool in seeking to improve patient experience.

North west London residents to receive evening and weekend GP appointments

16 Aug 2017

Residents across north west London will now have access to GP and practice nurse appointments from 6.30pm – 8pm (6.30pm – 9pm in Brent and Kensington and Chelsea), Monday to Friday and from 8am – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday.

The Solace Centre, Equinox relocates to new building

16 Aug 2017

The Solace Centre in Ealing has shifted to a brand new purpose-built building adjacent to its original premises. The centre works in partnership with the Trust and Ealing Council to provide mental health support to Ealing residents.

WLMHT lands top 10 local network spot in the NIHR Research Activity league table

02 Aug 2017

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has published national data on research activity which shows the West London Mental Health Trust placed 7 out of 18 amongst the NW London local network. The 2016-17, NHS Research Activity League Table reveals how much clinical research is happening, where, in what types of trusts, and the […]

WLMHT feature in Nursing Times article

02 Aug 2017

In their August edition, the Nursing Times have featured an article submitted by the Trust’s Nurse Consultant in Physical Healthcare, Linda Nazarko. It focusses on improving the physical health of those with a severe mental illness and highlights how the Trust is working towards achieving this goal.

WLMHT Chief Executive comments on Department of Health’s mental health staffing announcement

31 Jul 2017

Commenting on the Department of Health’s announcement regarding mental health staffing, Carolyn Regan, Chief Executive at West London Mental Health NHS Trust said: “Mental health has never been on people’s minds more than it is right now and the NHS needs to seize the moment and use it to attract new people to work in […]

Urban poetry at the AGM

31 Jul 2017

This year’s annual general meeting was a huge success and featured three impassioned poets from London who spoke about their experiences with mental health. The AGM was held on Wednesday 19 July at St Paul’s Church in Hammersmith and guests were treated to urban poetry from Tom, Naomi and Simeon, who eloquently shared their battles […]

Quality priorities and quality improvement plan summary

25 Jul 2017

Following our Care Quality Commission (CQC) re-inspection in November 2016, the Trust has been working through our quality improvement plans. Those plans address the key areas that the CQC raised, the actions resulting from the warning notice at Broadmoor Hospital and have been developed in line with our quality priorities. This summary sets out our […]

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust to receive bespoke mental health training from WLMHT

24 Jul 2017

West London Mental Health NHS Trust will provide staff and volunteers at Brentford FC Community Sports Trust (FC CST) with bespoke mental health training in preparation for their delivery of a health and wellbeing programme for the Trust’s service users. The Trust is to give staff and volunteers at Brentford FC CST an introduction to mental health and guidance on how to work with people experiencing a mental illness, including information on medication and interventions.

Trust responds to new Care Quality Commission mental health report

20 Jul 2017

Responding to the CQC’s state of care in mental health services 2014 to 2017 report, a spokesperson for West London Mental Health NHS Trust said:

“Although we were disappointed not to have improved our overall rating at our re-inspection, we were hugely encouraged that the CQC recognised a whole range of improvements including much improved incident reporting culture, positive medicines management and significantly reduced restrictive practices.