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West London NHS Trust teams showcased at NHS Providers Conference

07 Oct 2020

This year’s virtual NHS Providers annual conference and exhibition showcased Avonmore Ward and CAMHS Alliance’s virtual parents’ group, in recognition of their innovative and pioneering contribution to healthcare. Highlighting success Avonmore Ward in Hammersmith & Fulham was the first to care for people with acute mental illness and tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK. Three days… Continue Reading West London NHS Trust teams showcased at NHS Providers Conference

Therapy service for stressed health and care workers sees rise in referrals

05 Oct 2020

A new psychological therapy service launched this year,  to support health and care workers  during the Covid-19 pandemic, has received 350 referrals in its first three months of operation. ‘Keeping Well’  is a service designed to help over 50,000 members of staff , in eight boroughs across North West London, who work in NHS residential homes… Continue Reading Therapy service for stressed health and care workers sees rise in referrals

Children with autism and learning disabilities get mental health care closer to home

01 Oct 2020

Some of the most vulnerable children and young people in North West London, including those with autism and learning disabilities, will benefit from enhanced mental health care provided in partnership by West London NHS Trust, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and the Priory Group. The arrangement has been successfully operating under a… Continue Reading Children with autism and learning disabilities get mental health care closer to home

Shielding, but still helping others

30 Sep 2020

Val, a Rehabilitation Therapy Services Instructor at Broadmoor Hospital, has spent a number of months isolated as she had to shield during lockdown. Val tells her story. In my role at Broadmoor Hospital I use my sewing skills and creativity to teach patients basic sewing and repairing. This helps develop their confidence in doing something… Continue Reading Shielding, but still helping others

Mirror spotlight on Lindsay McCafferty

17 Sep 2020

Lindsay McCafferty, our Work Experience and Widening Participation Lead spoke to the Daily Mirror about her 16-year career journey with the NHS, from being a receptionist to leading on work that gives young people with special educational needs opportunities to work at the Trust.Read the interview in full below:BE ONE OF OUR NHS HEROES: Lindsay… Continue Reading Mirror spotlight on Lindsay McCafferty

We’ve put new rules in place

15 Sep 2020

Due to the continuing need for infection control against Covid-19, please note all visitors to our sites will have their temperature checked and will be asked the following questions:Have you tested positive for Covid-19 or been in close contact with someone who has in the last 14 days?Have you or any close contacts developed any of… Continue Reading We’ve put new rules in place

West London nursing apprentices feature in Government funding announcement

10 Aug 2020

Two nursing apprentices at West London NHS Trust are featured as prominent case studies in a Government announcement committing funding for more nursing apprentices across the healthcare sector in England. Adam Cramp (pictured above left) has recently completed his apprenticeship at Broadmoor Hospital, during which he has won a national healthcare award and been featured… Continue Reading West London nursing apprentices feature in Government funding announcement

Nina Singh appointed Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at West London NHS Trust

04 Aug 2020

Nina Singh has been appointed as Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at West London NHS Trust replacing Wendy Brewer who retires at the end of August 2020. Nina comes to the Trust with a wealth of experience in HR and the NHS, having worked in primary care, mental health and acute care services. She… Continue Reading Nina Singh appointed Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at West London NHS Trust

AGM 2020 was a success

30 Jul 2020

Due to Covid -19, this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held virtually via Zoom for the first time. 58 people attended. Members of the public and staff heard about the chief executive’s review of the year 2019/20, our financial overview and developments in local services.A service user spoke about her personal experiences of mental ill health,… Continue Reading AGM 2020 was a success

Older Persons’ Mental Health Service: Coming Together as a Team

30 Jul 2020

The Older Persons’ Mental Health Service cares for older patients with dementia and complex physical and mental health problems in hospital and the community. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, staff came together from across the Trust to protect and care for vulnerable patients on Limes and Jubilee wards. This is how they came… Continue Reading Older Persons’ Mental Health Service: Coming Together as a Team