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Summer edition of @WestLondon out now

11 Jul 2019

The Summer edition of @WestLondon is out now, which contains all the latest news from West London NHS Trust. This issue’s theme is innovation, and features our new hospital buildings at Broadmoor, interactive games we use to stimulate people living with dementia, and our research and development work. We also highlight some of the work […]

Help shape the Long Term Plan in North West London – give your views

09 Jul 2019

Across the country NHS teams are working to develop local responses to deliver the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan. “As medicine advances, health needs change and society develops, so the NHS has to continually move forward so that in 10 years’ time we have a service fit for the future. “The NHS Long […]

CAMHS showcases inpatient project in Vienna

02 Jul 2019

Members of our CAMHS team have this week showcased a big project they’ve recently completed with Central North West London NHS Trust (CNWL) and Priory Roehampton, at the 18th International Congress of European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) in Vienna. The project circles around improving inpatient care for adolescents in north west London. Here, we joined […]

New era for community healthcare in Ealing

01 Jul 2019

The partnership’s aim over the 10 years is to make it easier for people in Ealing to have their physical and mental health problems identified, assessed and treated in a coordinated way, closer to home wherever appropriate. This, in turn, should improve their overall health and wellbeing. In the future, instead of GPs having to […]

Research – a force to be reckoned with at the Trust

28 Jun 2019

We can talk about the amazing Mediterranean banquet University of West London provided. We can talk about the fantastic weather in Ealing. But these things are, ultimately, secondary to how well our annual Research Conference went. There are exciting things happening at the Research and Development department, particularly over the past 12 months where some intriguing […]

Mental health patients move out of Victorian buildings, bringing improved care

26 Jun 2019

Over 30 service users are benefiting from improved care, delivered in a modern environment, after moving this week out of buildings dating back to the mid 19th century. The service users have moved to Medway Lodge, on the St Bernard’s site in Hanwell, which has just completed a two year refurbishment. The 34 service users […]

Placing spotlight on SEN contribution to NHS

25 Jun 2019

On Wednesday (25 June), we celebrated the contribution of 14 inspiring young people with special educational needs (SEN) to the Trust, with a graduation at The Stoop stadium in Twickenham. This is part of the piloted Project Choice scheme, a programme that gives said young people a chance to boost their employability skills and self-confidence, […]

Jubilee ward welcomes innovative dementia care technology

25 Jun 2019

A magic table, designed to stimulate people with dementia, has just been installed in West London NHS Trust’s Jubilee ward at St Bernard’s Hospital. The magic table is an award-winning innovation from the Netherlands. It is a series of fun, interactive light games, that can be projected onto any table, and is designed to help […]

Trust welcomes first Nursing Associates

24 Jun 2019

We at West London NHS Trust are delighted to welcome our first ever Nursing Associates, who will be working at Broadmoor Hospital. But what is a Nursing Associate? Nursing Associates are trained to work with people of all ages and in a variety of settings in health and social care. The role is a new […]

How Hounslow CAMHS helped Hermann overcome his anxieties and loss of confidence

17 Jun 2019

In summer 2018, eight-year-old Hermann was referred to Hounslow CAMHS Intellectual Disability Team by a Consultant Paediatrician at the Hounslow Child Development Team over concerns around his mood and change in behaviour, loss of confidence and anxiety. This was triggered further when Hermann recently developed a distressing phobia of flying insects. At the CAMHS assessment, […]