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Trust celebrates Award shortlisting for the Patient Experience Team
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is celebrating its Patient Experience team being shortlisted for a prestigious award. The Trust's Patient Experience team has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Patient Experience Team of the Year Award by the Patient... »

28 January 2015

Parliamentary showcase highlights work supporting people into employment
A parliamentary showcase has highlighted the work the South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has done to help support people who use mental health services to gain and retain employment. Employment is generally good for people's mental health, and for people... »

27 January 2015

SWLSTG management goes ‘Back to the Floor’
Senior staff at the South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust (SWLSTG) will be going 'Back to the Floor' to spend a day on the front line, after staff asked for the opportunity to spend more face- to-face time with senior managers. The Trust's Listening into Action (LiA)... »

26 January 2015

Next steps for mental health consultation in south west London
The five south west London CCGs and NHS England held a public consultation between September and December 2014 about inpatient services, and some specialised services, provided by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust. The consultation sought views on the future use... »

23 January 2015

Two new ways patients can feedback to the Trust
Patients now have two new ways to feedback to the Trust, as South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) highlights the Patient Friends and Family Test and Patient Opinion as the latest ways patients can submit views. These add to the Trust's existing feedback channels... »

15 January 2015

Interested in learning more about dementia?
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is hosting a series of seminars to raise awareness of mental health conditions. The seminars will be about the work the Trust does in the different areas of mental health. The seminars will last 45 minutes and will be... »

12 January 2015

International trainees gain vital training and experience at SWLSTG
Trainees from Europe have been spending valuable time at the Neuropsychiatry Unit at St George's Hospital run by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust. A trainee from Spain and one from Portugal have spent some time in the unit working as observers getting valuable... »

12 January 2015

New Year’s Eve Mental Health Street Triage Pilot a resounding success
On New Year's Eve South West London and St George's Hospital Mental Health Trust ran their first ever pilot of a Mental Health Triage nurse patrolling alongside police officers. This is part of the Mental Health Street Triage scheme, an innovative scheme that allows mental health... »

06 January 2015

56 Christmas Charity Hampers donated by Trust staff
Staff across the Trust have been working hard to put together an amazing 56 Christmas Charity hampers for the Trussell Trust Foodbank this Christmas. Staff were given a list of the types of food needed and encouraged to pick up extra shopping during their weekly... »

23 December 2014

Staff and service users at Tolworth Hospital welcome Mayor to Christmas party
The Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Ken Smith and the Mayoress, Mrs Madeleine Smith, delighted staff and service users at the Jasmine Ward in Tolworth Hospital on Wednesday 17 December when they dropped in to their Christmas party. They joined the party at the recently refurbished ward for... »

23 December 2014

South West London mental health consultation ends
The 12 week public consultation about the future location for mental health inpatient facilities for people in south west London closed on 21 December 2014. The consultation, led by five CCGs in south west London and NHS England, put forward a number of proposals for inpatient and community... »

22 December 2014

South West London mental health consultation ends on 21st December 2014
A public consultation about the future location for mental health inpatient facilities for people in south west London will be closing on the 21st December 2014. Service users, carers, family members and everyone with an interest in mental health care are urged to take the time to... »

18 December 2014

The doctor will see you now – by Skype
A revolutionary use of new technology will give patients the chance to attend a consultation with their doctor from the comfort and convenience of their own home or office, instead of travelling in to a clinic. South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is piloting... »

20 November 2014

Healthcare professionals celebrate launch of new book by Dr Lynne M Drummond
Friends and colleagues from the healthcare community around the country gathered last week (13 November) to celebrate the launch of Dr Lynne M Drummond's latest book, "CBT for Adults: A practical guide for clinicians". Dr Drummond, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer with... »

20 November 2014

CRI and SWLSTG secure two year Richmond substance misuse contract
People in Richmond who have problems with alcohol or drugs will continue to receive high-quality treatment and support after a new two-year substance misuse contract was agreed. CRI and South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) are working together to provide... »

03 October 2014

Get ready for fun with Happy Soul
Arts lovers are in for a treat with an exciting line-up of music, food, comedy and more promising to provide something to suit every taste.at this year's Happy Soul Festival. Among the highlights will be an opera about depression, a film about honour killings and a night of hilarious... »

02 October 2014

Trust Nurse Leader invited to Downing Street health summit
Nurse Leader Catherine Gamble, of South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG), has been invited to attend a special reception hosted by the Prime Minister to celebrate the work of nurses, carers and other health professionals. The meeting at 10 Downing Street... »

01 October 2014

Mental health trust fights stigma and discrimination with month of action
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is placing itself at the centre of the fight against the stigma and discrimination suffered by people living with mental health problems. The South West London-based Trust, which provides services in Kingston, Merton,... »

22 September 2014

Partnership project helps people with mental health needs break cycle of offending
A partnership is ensuring people with mental health needs being held in police stations or magistrates courts are given vital care and support to address the root causes of their offending. South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) and the mental health... »

19 September 2014

Trust runners get set to get running
A team of runners from South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) are getting set to take part in the Richmond Running Festival on Sunday 21 September. Members of the team made up of staff from across the Trust will be taking part in the half-marathon and 10k... »

17 September 2014

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