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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.

BBC’s ‘Hospital’ documentary sheds light on mental health

05 Jul 2017

In its third episode last night, series two of the BBC documentary ‘Hospital’ shed light on individuals who present with mental health issues at A&E for the first time. ‘Hospital’ was first broadcast in January 2017 in partnership with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and documents the pressures faced by the NHS across all departments. […]

WLMHT announces new three-year contract with West London Collaborative

28 Jun 2017

In a pioneering move, the West London Mental Health NHS Trust (WLMHT) has renewed their partnership with the West London Collaborative (WLC). The successful partnership will continue coproducing across the Trust and into the wider community for another three years. The announcement comes as the Trust marks Co-Production Week (03-07 July) and aims to grow […]

Cassel Hospital supporter Countess Mountbatten dies aged 93

21 Jun 2017

The Trust is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Countess Mountbatten of Burma, former trustee and tireless supporter of the Cassel Hospital charity, who has died aged 93.

Annual General Meeting 2017

19 Jun 2017

West London Mental Health NHS Trust’s annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 July from 6pm – 8pm at St Paul’s Church in Hammersmith, and gives staff, patients and carers, local organisations and members of the public a chance to hear about changes, improvements and achievements made by the trust.

WLMHT Chief Executive interviewed in new report from NHS Providers

16 Jun 2017

A publication from NHS Providers titled “Provider Voices: Where Next for Commissioning?” has recently launched and features an interview with WLMHT’s Chief Executive Carolyn Regan.

Help and advice following Grenfell Fire and London attacks

15 Jun 2017

Following the fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, as well as the recent London attacks, we wanted to let people know how they can get help and support and share the advice NHS England has issued about coping with stress following a traumatic event.