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

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… Continue Reading Meet our OT apprentice – Megan Heaphy

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… Continue Reading West London NHS Trust scoops Nurse Manager of the Year award

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.… Continue Reading West London NHS Trust is first in London to offer Occupational Therapy apprenticeship

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:… Continue Reading New Broadmoor Hospital: key milestone towards completion

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

West London NHS Trust expands age range for Early Intervention for Psychosis services

03 Sep 2019

West London NHS Trust has expanded its Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) service. The EIP service is expanding thanks to increased investment from Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Groups, allowing those between the ages of 14 and 45 years to use the service. Previously the service was only open to those aged… Continue Reading West London NHS Trust expands age range for Early Intervention for Psychosis services

West London NHS Trust hands over sports pitches to Crowthorne Rugby Club

27 Aug 2019

West London NHS Trust has formally handed over 3.8 hectares of newly refurbished sports pitches and a clubhouse to Crowthorne Rugby Club, which is adjacent to local housebuilder Barratt Homes’ Cricket Field Grove development. As part of the S106 agreement between Barratt Southern Counties and Bracknell Forest Council, the housebuilder carried out construction work on… Continue Reading West London NHS Trust hands over sports pitches to Crowthorne Rugby Club

West London NHS Trust shortlisted for 2019 HSJ Awards

21 Aug 2019

West London NHS Trust is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for Workforce Initiative of the Year at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare. The judging panel, made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, have shortlisted West London NHS Trust… Continue Reading West London NHS Trust shortlisted for 2019 HSJ Awards

CAMHS ‘trailblazing’ support announced for Ealing

05 Aug 2019

West London NHS Trust’s CAMHS department is part of the driving force to a new trailblazing programme, with the intention of helping children and young people with anxiety and behavioural issues. Ealing is set to become a wave 2 site for the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in September 2019. The MHST programme is jointly… Continue Reading CAMHS ‘trailblazing’ support announced for Ealing

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