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Trust celebrates 2017 Health Business Awards win for Patient Safety

15 Dec 2017

West London Forensic Services (WLFS), part of West London Mental Health NHS Trust, have won the Patient Safety Award at this year’s Health Business Awards for their work to reduce physical restraint. The Health Business Awards recognise and celebrate the significant contributions made each year by organisations and individuals that work inside and alongside the […]

Southall to receive share of £100 million from Sport England after Trust backs bid for funding

15 Dec 2017

Following a successful bid for funding from Ealing Council, supported by West London Mental Health NHS Trust and its primary care physical health service One You Ealing, Sport England has selected Southall as a pilot site to help residents become more physically active. Southall will receive a share of £100m National Lottery funding as part […]

Crowthorne MP visits Broadmoor Redevelopment

13 Dec 2017

Crowthorne’s MP, Dr Phillip Lee, was given a guided tour of the new Broadmoor Hospital last week, by WLMHT Chief Executive Carolyn Regan. During the visit, Dr Lee was able to see the new state of the art facilities as well as items such as work benches and artwork that have been made by current […]

Trust clinician on Zee TV this Thursday from 5.30pm

11 Dec 2017

Trust psychotherapist Mandy Hewey will be appearing on Zee TV’s popular Zee Companion show to help raise awareness of mental health issues among South Asian communities and to take questions from viewers.

The Guardian features Trust’s Head of Occupational Therapy and Rehab

06 Dec 2017

The Trust’s Head of Occupational Therapy and Rehab in Forensic Services, Becky Lodge, has shared her job interview tips for occupational therapists in The Guardian. In the article, Becky is asked how she selects the right candidates and what interviewees can say to impress her. Responding to “what makes a good occupational therapist?” she said: […]

Twenty minutes could save a life

27 Nov 2017

Free online training from the Zero Suicide Alliance will teach you how to recognise the warning signs and safeguard someone that could be considering taking their own life.

Trust shows improvement in CQC’s 2017 Community Mental Health Survey results

15 Nov 2017

West London Mental Health NHS Trust has improved its scores in the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) 2017 annual Community Mental Health Survey results.

World Diabetes Day: NHS England feature Trust’s dietetics team

14 Nov 2017

As part of World Diabetes Day (Tuesday 14 November), the Trust’s dietetics team have written a blog post for NHS England London on the theme of women and diabetes. Alison Sullivan, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics and Kelly Scanlon, Specialist Mental Health Dietitian, discuss how the Trust’s service users can often be at risk of diabetes and talk through the ways in which women can still lead happy lives by working around the condition.

Trust responds to figures released by NSPCC regarding CAMHS services

10 Nov 2017

In response to new figures shared by the NSPCC today regarding referrals and waiting times for young children, Dr Vijay Parkash, West London Mental Health NHS Trust’s CAMHS and Developmental Services Clinical Director, said:

“Intervening early to support children and young people in Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow is a priority. We know that we can prevent a crisis and potential admission if we can reach people earlier and put in place some support. This means having the necessary resources in place to do that.

Creative patient under Trust’s care wins Koestler Award for song-writing

07 Nov 2017

A patient under the care of West London Mental Health NHS Trust has won a Koestler Award from a pool of over 7,000 entrants after being inspired by the River Brent and writing a song about feeling at home.