Long-term sick to get help with mental health
Patients suffering from mental health problems brought on by long-term physical conditions can look forward to quicker, more effective treatment.
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has been awarded a £40,000 grant to train GP practice staff and selected... »
05 March 2014
Eating disorders staff shortlisted for prestigious awards
Eating Disorders services at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) have been shortlisted for prestigious awards in two categories by the UK Eating Disorders charity B-EAT.
Avalon, an inpatient ward which treats adults with eating disorders, has been nominated... »
03 March 2014
Massive success for quit smoking campaign
Smokers at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) are stubbing out their cigarettes as a quit campaign is achieving massive success.
Providing motivational CDs, offering advice on herbal teas and even rescheduling sessions so that the family dog could be looked... »
24 February 2014
Eating Disorder treatment teaches patients to cook and eat
Patients with eating disorders at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) are showing impressive signs of recovery due to an innovative treatment method.
A recently-published assessment - the Eating and Meal Preparation Skills Assessment (EMPSA) - revealed that patients... »
21 February 2014
Disruption to phone lines at Springfield Hospital
There have been intermittent phone line problems at Springfield Hospital today (14 February 2014).
These problems have now been recitifed. (16:00 hours)
We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. »
14 February 2014
Memory clinic offers hope to dementia patients
A pair of groundbreaking memory clinics are celebrating helping hundreds of people slow the progress of dementia and live fuller lives with the condition.
The clinics, in Teddington and Barnes, provide dementia sufferers and their friends and families with advice, information, treatment... »
12 February 2014
Chief Inspector of Hospitals asks people to tell him about the care provided by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust at an event on 10 February
England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals is inviting members of the public to tell his inspection panel what they think of the services provided by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust alongside St George's Healthcare NHS Trust.
To ensure the views of patients and the... »
31 January 2014
Exciting opportunity to lead NHS Trust
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLStG) has launched a recruitment drive for a new Non-Executive Director to join during a particularly exciting time for the organisation.
The advert, which offers candidates the opportunity to 'make a positive difference to the... »
29 January 2014
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a vacancy for a Non-Executive Director
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a vacancy for a Non-executive Director.
This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.
We are looking for an individual who... »
27 January 2014
Trust Board meetings change dates
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is making it easier for people to come along to their Trust Board meetings by changing the dates from the last to the first Thursday of each month.
To give everyone a chance to get ready for the change, the last two 'first... »
24 January 2014
Recovery College prospectus for courses January to April 2014 now available
South West London Recovery College is the UK's first mental health recovery study and training facility providing a range of courses and resources for service users, families, friends, carers and staff. The college aims to support people become experts in their own self care and for families,... »
20 January 2014
£300,000 mental health plan injection to ease winter pressure on A&E
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has launched a £300,000 plan to help ease winter pressures on A&E.
The innovative project will see more mental health nurses based in A&E at St George's Hospital and quicker discharges from mental health wards... »
14 January 2014
Quality Awards Deadline Extended - Nominate now!
Quality Awards Deadline Extended
Welcome to our Annual Trust Quality Awards!
We are happy to announce that the deadline for the 2013 Quality Awards has been extended and will now close at 5 pm on Monday 20th January 2014.
As always, we welcome... »
13 January 2014
Patients boost as SWLSTG and Wandsworth Council sign far-reaching agreement
People who use mental health services in Wandsworth can expect to see their care improve following the signing of an agreement between South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust and Wandsworth Council.
Representatives from SWLSTG and Wandsworth Council signed an improved... »
08 January 2014
Staff and service users at Tolworth Hospital welcome Mayor to Christmas party
The Mayor of Kingston, Cllr Penny Shelton, delighted staff and service users at Tolworth Mental Health Hospital on Wednesday (December 18) when she dropped in to join their Christmas party.
Fun and good times were in full swing at Lilacs and Azaleas wards where generous supplies of food... »
23 December 2013
Sir Trevor McDonald goes to hospital for lunch date
TV newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald joined the Friends of Barnes Hospital and staff for a special lunch to celebrate Christmas and look forward to the year ahead on Friday (13 December).
Sir Trevor, who is Patron of the Friends of Barnes Hospital, joined the Friends at the hospital.
20 December 2013
Trust reaps huge benefits from renewed focus on research
Increased income, engaged staff and improved healthcare are the direct benefits of South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust's renewed focus on supporting medical research.
In the year 2012-13 the Trust has recruited 451 research participants earning in excess of £250,000,... »
13 December 2013
Huge success for Mental Health Trust in helping people back to work
A groundbreaking approach to helping people with mental health conditions get back to work through one-to-one support and guidance has recorded spectacular success in its first years of operation.
The Individual Placement Support (IPS) approach was pioneered in the UK at South West London... »
12 December 2013
Brothers and sisters needed for mental health research
Mental health research which could transform the lives of the families of sufferers needs siblings to sign up.
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is looking for people to take part in the E Sibling Project, which runs an online resource for the brothers and sisters... »
12 December 2013
Nurses urged to get into research
The launch of a dedicated group to encourage nurses to take part in research and development could lead to improved care for patients.
The Nurse Research and Development Forum at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, endorsed by Director of Nursing Andrew Dean, will... »
04 December 2013