The Board leads the Trust and provides a framework of governance, within which high-quality mental health and social care services are delivered across south west London and beyond.
The Board is made up of a chairman, non-executive directors, the chief executive and executive directors. Day-to-day management is carried out by the chief executive, supported by the executive directors and other senior managers.
Responsibilities of the Trust Board
- Adding value to the organisation: The Board is collectively responsible for promoting the success of the organisation by directing and supervising its affairs.
- Providing leadership and control: Provide active leadership of the organisation within a framework of prudent and effective controls, which enable risk to be assessed and managed.
- Planning ahead: Setting our strategic aims, providing the necessary financial and human resources for the organisation to meet its objectives, and review management performance.
- Setting and embodying our values: Ensure our obligations to patients, the local community and the Secretary of State are understood and met.
There are statutory obligations such as health and safety that board members must meet. Each director has a role in ensuring the probity of the organisation's activities and helping it achieve its objectives in the best interest of patients and the wider public.
The Code of Conduct contains the rules and behaviours by which the Board collectively and individually, carries out the Trust's business
Estates Modernisation Programme - New Hospitals
Our mental health services in south west London are being transformed to provide better care, closer to home.
Many more people will be supported within their community and those who need to be in hospital will not be admitted as often or for so long.
Transforming the past
Most of our existing mental health inpatient facilities were not designed with today’s needs in mind. Many buildings are expensive to maintain and do not provide a supportive environment for our patients and carers.
Building a future
We need modern mental health inpatient facilities that are fit for purpose, give people the best chance to recover in the best environment, support staff to deliver high quality care, and are sustainable for the NHS in the long term.
We are working with local people and service users on transforming mental health services in south west London through making a multi-million pound investment in our services.
Committing to care, creating communities
The Estate Modernisation Programme (EMP) is an exciting project which will revolutionise the way mental health services are delivered in south west London for generations to come and will also provide new facilities for our local community.
The programme will be entirely self-funded through selling surplus land no longer needed for our services. Our investment will deliver:-
- Two new campuses with 1st class in-patient facilities – delivering the best care for our patients
- A 32 acre public park – providing excellent outdoor space for our community
- Extensive community healthcare – treating people closer to their families and their home
- Brand new homes – providing houses for local families
- A state-of-the-art new school – investing in our children’s future
- Over £5 million for new transport facilities – boosting transport links for local residents
In 2014 a public consultation took place on the future locations of mental health inpatient facilities for the Kingston, Merton, Sutton, Richmond and Wandsworth areas. This included looking into a range of specialist mental-health inpatient services to serve a wider catchment area.
Feedback from the public consultation was used to make the clinical case for a change and the modernisation of mental health facilities in south west London.
To find out more information on our plan to invest in new mental health services please contact us using the details below.
Post: Regeneration Team, Building 14, Springfield University Hospital, 61 Glenburnie Road, Tooting SW17 7DJ
We are a forward thinking organisation that really cares for our staff, patients and community.
Our Trust is on a journey from good to excellent and our staff survey results improve each year. In addition, in 2015 we were voted one of the top 100 places to work in healthcare in the UK.
Our Trust headquarters are in the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting but we also provide services in many other community locations throughout London and the south east.
Over 2000 staff work with us, providing a wide range of care and services across five boroughs and multiple community and hospital sites.
We recognise that they are the cornerstone of the organisation, responsible for delivering the very quality and excellence we promise.
We make sure that our staff are supported with clear roles and responsibilities; fair workloads; fair pay and conditions; and strong education and training is right at the heart of our mission.
All our staff embody our values: they are compassionate, open, respectful, consistent and team-oriented.
That’s why we invest in our people.
Equality and diversity
The NHS Constitution includes a duty “not to discriminate against patients or staff and to adhere to equal opportunities and equality and human rights legislation”.
The Equality Act 2010 replaced previous anti-discrimination laws. It harmonised equality legislation, simplifying and strengthening the law to protect individuals from unfair treatment.
The Act extended protection against discrimination to nine ‘protected characteristics; age, disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships'.
As a Trust we want to be an organisation where:
- Patients choose to be treated
- Our staff want to train, work and progress in their careers
- The communities we serve want to engage with us.
When we do this well we have the benefit of improved access to services and experience as well as better health outcomes for our patients.
Celebrating the diversity of our workforce ensures that we have a representative, supported and well-led organisation free from harassment, bullying or victimisation.
We have to publish information to demonstrate compliance with the general equality duties and publish specific and measurable equality objectives.
What we do
The Equality and Diversity Steering Group which is accountable to the Trust Board, is chaired by the Trust Chairman and the Executive Equality and Diversity Lead, the Trust Medical Director, who is supported by the Assoc. Director Employee Engagement and Diversity manager.