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

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… Continue Reading Today is World Mental Health Day

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… Continue Reading West London NHS Trust recognised by NHS Providers in new report

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

01 Oct 2019

Although the typical retirement age in the UK is 65, many people take the option if they can, to retire early. For some, though, after a taste of retired life, pottering in the garden loses its appeal and they realise they miss being at work. But having left their previous employer, and unsure if they… 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