Investigation into the Role and Actions of Johnny Savile at Springfield Hospital
Our Trust has conducted an exhaustive investigation into historical allegations of abuse of patients at Springfield Hospital by Johnny Savile. It did not uncover any evidence that Jimmy Savile ever visited South West London and St. George's Mental Health NHS Trust or had access to any service... »
25 February 2015
Consultation update: Modernising mental health services in south west London
NHS England and the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth have published their report on the outcome of the mental health inpatient consultation which ran between September and December 2014.
The CCG governing bodies and NHS England will consider... »
24 February 2015
SWLSTG supports Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is proud to support Eating Disorders Awareness Week which starts today.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week is led by Beat, the UK's leading charity supporting people affected by eating disorders.
It aims to... »
20 February 2015
Ministers ‘really impressed by care and commitment of staff’
The Minister of State for Care and Support Norman Lamb MP and local MP Ed Davey had a successful visit to the Trust's mental health services at Tolworth Hospital on the 4 February, praising staff and patients, and learning more about the future £60m regeneration plans for the site.
05 February 2015
Appointment of Interim Director of Nursing at SWLSTG
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Clough as Interim Director of Nursing.
Andrew is a registered general nurse and has extensive clinical and board level experience from his 34 year career with the NHS, having undertaken... »
02 February 2015
SWLSTG supports the ‘#Hellomynameis…’ Campaign
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is joining a massive social media movement launched by a terminally ill doctor today.
The '#Hellomynameis...' campaign was spearheaded by Dr Kate Granger, a young hospital consultant from Yorkshire who works in elderly care. ... »
02 February 2015
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