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West London NHS Trust part of scheme to provide mental health support for rough sleepers

10 Oct 2019

To mark both World Mental Health Day and World Homelessness Day, the Mayor of London has announced a new scheme to help rough sleepers with mental health needs. Dedicated teams of mental health practitioners from NHS Mental Health Trusts (including West London NHS Trust) will join outreach workers on the streets from organisations such as […]

World Mental Health Day 2019: West London NHS Trust’s crisis helpline – suicide prevention case study

10 Oct 2019

Thursday 10 October 2019 is World Mental Health Day – this year’s theme is suicide prevention. To mark it, we spoke to one of our mental health advisors at our 24-hour helpline, Shushila Ganger, who explains how she prevented a young man from suicide and provides guidance to those who find themselves in a similar […]

Today is World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2019

Today (Thursday 10 October) is World Mental Health Day, which this year’s theme is suicide prevention. The Day is recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO) who are encouraging people to do the following: Improve awareness of the significance of suicide as a global public health problem; Improve knowledge of what can be done to […]

West London NHS Trust recognised by NHS Providers in new report

09 Oct 2019

West London NHS Trust is proud to feature in a new report by NHS Providers that celebrates and promotes the work of NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts in improving care for patients and service users. In this first report, NHS Providers focused on how Trusts have responded to feedback from Care Quality Commission (CQC) in […]

I retired after 34 years of NHS service. Now I’m back thanks to Retire and Return

01 Oct 2019

Here at the Trust, we take retaining the most talented staff members very seriously. While we focus on targeting every age group to achieve this, it is often a challenge to retain those who are over the age of 55. While the typical retirement age in the UK is 65, many take up the option […]

Meet our OT apprentice – Megan Heaphy

27 Sep 2019

You may have seen a recent announcement that we’re the first London NHS Trust to offer Occupational Therapy apprenticeships, thanks to our partnership with Coventry University. Meet Megan Heaphy, who is the first OT apprentice to go through this process. I joined West London NHS Trust as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) in June 2018 with […]

West London NHS Trust scoops Nurse Manager of the Year award

27 Sep 2019

West London NHS Trust’s Service Director of the Men’s and Adolescents Medium Secure Service, Neil Ragoobar, won the national award for Nurse Manager of the Year at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards held on Wednesday night (25 September) at the Brewery, East London. On winning the award, Neil says: “It is a huge honour to […]

West London NHS Trust is first in London to offer Occupational Therapy apprenticeship

23 Sep 2019

In the first partnership of this kind in London, West London NHS Trust has teamed up with Coventry University to offer Occupational Therapy apprenticeships to their staff as an innovative way of developing and retaining staff. On Monday 16 September, Megan Heaphy became the first person to start an Occupational Therapy apprenticeship from the capital. […]

New Broadmoor Hospital: key milestone towards completion

12 Sep 2019

West London NHS Trust has passed another important milestone as it gets ready to open the new Broadmoor hospital later this year. An external independent review has rated the Trust’s preparations for staff and patients to move in as green – the highest possible rating. The review team, who visited Broadmoor earlier this month, found: […]

West London NHS Trust shows commitment to carers by achieving Carers Trust’s Triangle of Care star

04 Sep 2019

West London NHS Trust has been given its first Carers Trust Triangle of Care star. The Triangle of Care star is given by the carers’ charity to NHS organisations that show a pro-active commitment to ensuring carers are fully involved in patient care. The Trust implemented the Triangle of Care in 2018, setting out how […]