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Happy birthday, Ealing Community Partners

01 Jul 2020

Ealing Community Partners celebrates its first anniversary today (1 July) with a series of virtual ‘drop-in’ events for staff – recognising many people are working remotely – as well as a socially distanced tea party at Clayponds Hospital, and a short video summarising the first year’s achievements. Ealing Community Partners is a group of NHS,… Continue Reading Happy birthday, Ealing Community Partners

Dr Roopak Khara fronts national NHS campaign

29 Jun 2020

Dr Roopak Khara, general adult psychiatrist at West London NHS Trust, is one of 12 faces of the NHS in a national campaign which launches today (Monday 29 June), featuring portraits by renowned photographer, Rankin. Roopak is part of the team which came together from across the Trust to open the first ward in the… Continue Reading Dr Roopak Khara fronts national NHS campaign

Dr Roopak Khara: her story

29 Jun 2020

“I come from a family of doctors which includes me, my three siblings and my dad. My mum is the glue holding us all together and both my parents have supported me in every way possible. Experiencing first-hand the value of a close support network really inspired me to want to help others and following… Continue Reading Dr Roopak Khara: her story

Celebrating LGBT+ in the Year of the Nurse

26 Jun 2020

  To mark the Year of the Nurse and celebrate LGBT+ Pride Month we’ve combined the two by sharing Ade’s story (see video above). Ade is a Nurse Manager at the Trust. Here, she talks about who inspired to come out, as well as her experiences at the Trust, in terms of LGBT+ support. Head… Continue Reading Celebrating LGBT+ in the Year of the Nurse

Carers at the heart of patient care: Ann’s story

10 Jun 2020

The theme of Carers Week 2020 (8-14 June) is ‘Making Caring Visible’. Ann (pictured right) is a carer for her son who has complex mental health challenges and is currently an inpatient at West London NHS Trust. She discusses the importance of being a carer: “What’s it like to be a carer? It’s a question… Continue Reading Carers at the heart of patient care: Ann’s story

Carers Week 2020 – Gillian Kelly, Deputy Director of Nursing, reflects on the past year

09 Jun 2020

The theme of this year’s Carers Week (8-14 June 2020) is ‘Making Caring Visible’. Gillian Kelly, Deputy Director of Nursing at West London NHS Trust, reflects on progress made over the last year in increasing carer involvement:   “Carers play a crucial role in how we deliver patient care. They’re the voices of those who… Continue Reading Carers Week 2020 – Gillian Kelly, Deputy Director of Nursing, reflects on the past year

‘Togetherness matters’ – a statement from Trust Chief Executive, Carolyn Regan

05 Jun 2020

In recent weeks I have been discussing with colleagues about the power of collaboration. This week, the issue capturing global attention stems from the complete opposite. I would like to express my horror at the recent incident in Minneapolis, that led to the death of George Floyd. What happened, caught on camera and shared globally,… Continue Reading ‘Togetherness matters’ – a statement from Trust Chief Executive, Carolyn Regan

Megan Heaphy interview in Daily Mirror – Thursday 4 June 2020

04 Jun 2020

Occupational Therapy Assistant at Broadmoor Hospital, Megan Heaphy, features in the Daily Mirror today (Thursday 4 June) to talk about her role as an OT and how she has adapted her role during Covid-19. You can read the interview below. In the meantime, if you want to find a job at West London, we have… Continue Reading Megan Heaphy interview in Daily Mirror – Thursday 4 June 2020

West London NHS Trust maintains ‘good’ overall rating from Care Quality Commission

02 Jun 2020

West London NHS Trust has been recognised as “very patient-centred with many examples of staff and leaders going the extra mile to support patients” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), in its report published today. Following inspection by the CQC in early 2020, the Trust has maintained its ‘good’ overall rating, its ‘outstanding’ rating for… Continue Reading West London NHS Trust maintains ‘good’ overall rating from Care Quality Commission

Thank you to our volunteers

01 Jun 2020

People who’ve volunteered their time, skills and energy have been supporting teams across the Trust during the Covid-19 crisis. Here are the stories of just three of our volunteers: Marcus had just completed a year’s business administrator apprenticeship at JC Decaux and was working in their fleet department, when the pandemic hit.  Unfortunately, he was… Continue Reading Thank you to our volunteers