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Trust OCD expert is guest speaker at national Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Conference
Dr Lynne Drummond, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) expert and head of South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust's specialist OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Clinic, will be speaking at the national OCD Conference in Manchester hosted by OCD Action on Saturday 18 April.... »

15 April 2015

Appointment of Director of Finance and Performance at SWLSTG
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Parr as Director of Finance and Performance. Michael is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in finance and commercial management in the NHS. ... »

08 April 2015

Merton CCG opens Nelson Health Centre
Merton Clinical Commissioning Group have opened the Nelson Health Centre, a new health centre, on Kingston Road. This will bring together a wide range of health and care services closer to the local community, enabling patients to be seen in one place and only go to hospital when it... »

02 April 2015

SWLSTG Nurse awarded prestigious Fellowship
Katie Whitewood, the Lead Nurse at the Wandsworth Behaviour and Communication Support Service (BACCS) team at the South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has been awarded a Fellowship on Health Education England's prestigious Older Person's Nurse Fellowship Programme.... »

01 April 2015

£160 million once in a lifetime transformation of mental health services approved
Patients and staff at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust are celebrating today, as plans for a £160 million revamp of mental health services in south west London were approved by NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG's) in Kingston, Merton, Richmond,... »

27 March 2015

SWLSTG supports NHS Sustainability Day
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is supporting NHS Sustainability Day today, with information stalls promoting cycling to work and encouraging staff to sign up to the national campaign. The NHS Sustainability Day is a day of action where organisations... »

26 March 2015

SWLSTG Nurse shortlisted for Student Nursing Times Award
Anita Winfield, Clinical Nurse Specialist at the South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, has been shortlisted for the Student Nursing Times Mentor of the Year Award. This award recognises the important role of the mentor in the education of student nurses and midwives.... »

23 March 2015

Cafe Connect is open for business
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) have launched an innovative cafe staffed by people who use mental health services. Cafe Connect is a unique occupational therapy project and is run entirely by patients for fellow patients and staff. It is based at the... »

16 March 2015

Trust wins a £1 million major new contract
South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust (SWLSTG) have been awarded a major new contract with the Health Foundation to support their 'Innovating for Improvement Programme'. Springfield Consultancy, a team of clinical innovators and improvement specialists at SWLSTG,... »

12 March 2015

No Smoking Day – helping smokers quit
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is proud to support No Smoking Day today - and help patients and staff at the Trust to quit smoking. Tobacco dependence is the greatest single cause of avoidable death in London, claiming one in five lives across the... »

11 March 2015

Supporting NHS Change Day
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is supporting NHS Change Day with an open event in Roehampton today. The open event will have workshops around shaping mental health services in south west London, and information stalls exhibiting the current changes... »

11 March 2015

SWLSTG named most improved Trust in fighting flu
South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust (SWLTG) has been named by Public Health England to be the most improved Trust for staff uptake of the flu vaccine in 2014. The Trust were congratulated on being top of the five most improved trusts, with 54 per cent of staff taking... »

11 March 2015

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

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