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    Major milestone in developing world class mental health facilities

    We are delighted to announce that the Trust has selected the preferred bidder to deliver our two new hospitals at Springfield and Tolworth

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    We are now a totally smokefree Trust 

    This new smokefree policy will help protect patients, staff and visitors from the dangers of secondhand smoke

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    Help us celebrate mental health this October

    Every year we  celebrate World Mental Health Day with a month long series of events across our sites to raise awareness of mental health and to stamp out stigma across south west London. 

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Your health records

You have a legal right to request sight and a copy of your personal information under Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998.  This is called a Subject Access Request (SAR).

You can download an application form here. The form includes guidance on the SAR process.

For further information please contact John Hughes - Information Governance on 020 3513 6184 or email:  John.Hughes@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk

You can also write to:

Information Governance Manager
South West London & St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Springfield University Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road
London SW17 7DJ

We have produced a leaflet explaining why we need to record your information, how it is stored and whom we might share it with.

You will find the leaflet on our Patient Information page

You can also request a printed copy by contacting our Communications Team 

The Kingston Care Record

The Kingston Care Record is a confidential electronic record of your health and social care information if you live in Kingston or have a Kingston GP. It is stored on a secure computer system. This means that your doctor, nurse or social worker will be able to offer you the best possible care and support quickly and safely. Having your health and social care information in one safe place will benefit you in several ways:

  • You will receive the best possible care, support and treatment more quickly;
  • You won’t be asked the same questions over and over again or have to keep repeating your medical or social care history;
  • Doctors, nurses and social workers will be able to work better together and make the best decisions with you through access to the right information when they need it;
  • You won’t need to have unnecessary appointments or tests;
  • It will reduce the chances of errors being made and so will be safer for you

The Kingston Care Record is confidential and secure. Only doctors, nurses and social workers involved in your care and support will be able to see your record when you say they can, or in an emergency. If you don’t want your record to be seen at any time, all you have to do is say so. The choice is yours.

Find out more about the Kingston Care Record 

 

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Smokefree

From October 2017, the Trust will be a completely smokefree trust.This means that smoking will not be allowed in any Trust premises or grounds, including outside the wards and hostels e.g. enclosed garden areas and designated smoking areas will be removed from any area inside this hospital.Patients and service users will have to go outside the Trust if they want to smoke.

This will also apply to visitors and staff.We want to help reduce this inequality by creating a smokefree environment across all of our sites. This is in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance which recommends that all hospital sites, including mental health hospitals, should be 100 per cent smokefree.

We will offer our short or long staying inpatient service users support to temporarily abstain, to cut down or quit smoking when they arrive at our wards.This includes:

  • One-to-one with your Smokefree Ward Advisor
  • Friendly advice and support to manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (i.e. nicotine patches, lozenges,inhalator and etc.)

Smoking cessation support and free anti-smoking aids will be available to patients during their time as an inpatient. Unfortunately, exceptions are not permitted in these or any other circumstances.

E cigarettes

E-cigarettes have not been yet licensed but they have been found to be less harmful than smoking cigarettes. For that reason, the Trust has considered the use of e-cigarettes by inpatient service users as they may benefit from using e-cigarettes whilst in hospital.  However, for health and safety reasons only disposable and non-rechargeable devices will be allowed in the Trust. Service users will be responsible for purchasing their own e-cigarettes and their use will only.

If you are a patient or carer please speak to any clinical staff member for support or contact your local stop smoking service.

Support is also available through the national smokefree service online at www.nhs.uk/smokefree or by phoning 0300 123 1044 (free) to speak to an expert adviser.

If you have any questions about smokefree please contact us via smokefree@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk

Uplifting image photo competition

The theme for 2017’s ‘Uplifting Image’ competition is ‘mental health through your lens’. This is your chance to talk positively about mental health and go into the running to win a prize. The idea is to inspire, explore and talk about it. 

If you have an image you want to submit, please complete this form.

The competition will end on World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2017.

If you have any problems please email communications@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk

You can see the images as they are submitted here (click on the picture to see the whole image).

When the competition closes you will be able to vote for your favourite.

Voting will open on World Mental Health Day - 10 October and closes on 24 October. Please vote using the buttons below. You can also email communications@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk with your vote if you prefer telling us which picture you prefer.

01 Wisteria

01 Wisteria

02 Rainbow over springfield

02 Rainbow over springfield

03 The Beach

03 The Beach

04 The tranquility of a sea cave

04 The tranquility of a sea cave

05 Towards a brighter future

05 Towards a brighter future

06 Kingston Race for Life

06 Kingston Race for Life

07 Laughter keeps you young

07 Laughter keeps you young

08 Dandelions

08 Dandelions

09 Father and Son

09 Father and Son

10 Sunlight

10 Sunlight

11 The power of exercise

11 The power of exercise

12 Sensory Garden

12 Sensory Garden

13 Saunton Sands

13 Saunton Sands

14 Istanbul

14 Istanbul

15 Gabriel the Cat

15 Gabriel the Cat

16 The Rose

16 The Rose

17 Silhouette

17 Silhouette

18 Light beyond darkness

18 Light beyond darkness

Vote for your favourite photo

Flowering Wisteria - 0.4%
Rainbow over Springfield - 27.8%
The Beach - 0%
The tranquility of a sea cave - 0%
Towards a bright future - 0.2%
Kingston Race for LIfe - 0%
Laughter keeps you young - 1.1%
Dandelions - 0.2%
Father and Son - 3.2%
Sunlight - 0.2%
The Power of exercise - 0.4%
Sensory Garden - 0.2%
Saunton Sands - 0%
Istanbul - 0%
Gabriel the cat - 65.2%
The Rose - 0.4%
Silhouette - 0%
Light beyond darkness - 0.6%

Total votes: 468
The voting for this poll has ended on: October 24, 2017

 

legal advice

We are committed to developing and delivering mental health services in partnership to provide the highest levels of care.

To support communication and information sharing between our partners we have developed project extranet sites which provide a forum for asking questions and sharing information as well as making key documents available. 

Please note, you must have a valid login for each of these sites. If you experience problems please email us.

 

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