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Message to our staff from David Bradley, Chief Executive
Dear colleagues, As you will be aware, the country went to the polls on 23 June 2016 to vote on whether the United Kingdom should remain part of the European Union. On 24 June it was announced that the referendum had delivered the decision to leave the European Union. In light of... »

24 June 2016

Care Quality Commission inspection finds staff ‘caring’, ‘compassionate’ and services ‘well-led’ with 7 out of 10 services rated as Good
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) today (Thursday 16 June 2016) welcomed the publication of England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals report into their services following an intense, week-long inspection involving over 60 experts. The Care Quality... »

16 June 2016

Trust pledges to improve patient safety
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) announces it has pledged to improve patient safety as part of the national campaign, Sign up to Safety. Sign up to Safety is a national patient safety campaign to help the NHS in England build a safer NHS and address... »

15 June 2016

SWLSTG health care and information achieves certification
SWLSTG health and care information achieves certification South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has proven it is a provider of reliable, high quality health care information having achieved certification by The Information Standard, a health... »

23 May 2016

SWLSTG welcomes non-executive Director to Trust
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is pleased to welcome Richard Flatman as a non-executive Director to the Trust. Richard joined the Trust in April as Chair of the Audit Committee. Richard is a Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered... »

19 May 2016

SWLSTG to train highly talented graduates as mental health social workers
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) will be partnering with charity Think Ahead to provide on-the-job training for highly talented graduates to become mental health social workers. SWLSTG is one of 16 mental health services that have been selected to pioneer... »

16 May 2016

SWLSTG Trust welcomes new Director of Nursing and Quality
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is pleased to welcome Vanessa Ford as the new Director of Nursing and Quality. Vanessa has worked as deputy to the Executive Director of Nursing across two mental health trusts and at board level. Chief Executive David... »

12 May 2016

Transformation of Step Down Service in Merton
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (the Trust) has been working in partnership with Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), using national best practice, to improve the 'step down' support available for patients after they are well enough to move out of inpatient mental... »

22 March 2016

Trust celebrates as staff member receives gold medal for outstanding achievements in Psychiatry
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) celebrated earlier this month as Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Lynne Drummond was awarded a gold medal for outstanding achievements in Psychiatry at the '7th Congress in Brain and Behavior' held in Greece on the 29 to 31 January... »

12 February 2016

SWLSTG Recovery College is celebrating Time to Talk Day
South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust will be celebrating Time to Talk Day on Thursday 4 February 2016. The Trust's Recovery College - a pioneering educational facility and the first in the UK, providing self management courses to support recovery for patients, their... »

03 February 2016

Trust Patient Experience Team shortlisted for double award
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is celebrating after its Patient Experience team was shortlisted for two prestigious patient experience awards. The Trust's Patient Experience team have been shortlisted for the awards: 'Turning it Around When it Goes... »

21 January 2016

Are you suffering from low mood or depression? Our Sutton Wellbeing service is open for business during January
Are you suffering from low mood or depression? Lots of people get depressed in winter, or suffer from 'the winter blues'. The medical name for this winter depression is seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The Sutton Uplift service - a unique service which offers help... »

06 January 2016

SWLSTG Pharmacy Services develop innovative free app for safe lithium treatment
Pharmacy Services at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) have developed an innovative app that will be available for free to help with the safe prescribing, administering and monitoring of lithium. In the UK, Lithium Carbonate (often referred to... »

30 December 2015

Nearly 60 Christmas charity hampers donated by Trust staff to the Trussell Trust foodbank
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust staff across the boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth have put together an amazing 58 Christmas charity hampers for the Trussell Trust foodbank this Christmas. The Trussell Trust partners work with churches... »

18 December 2015

Groundbreaking use of Skype technology for patient appointments a huge success for SWLSTG
A groundbreaking project to use Skype for patient appointments has been a huge success and will be rolled out as an alternative to all patient consultations, South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust have announced today. The Trust has been piloting the use of Skype for... »

10 December 2015

Wandsworth Well-being Service offers new sleep management workshops free to local residents
The Wandsworth Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service (IAPT) is offering free sleep management workshops for people experiencing sleep difficulties. Wandsworth IAPT is part of the South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust and is a free service for anyone... »

07 December 2015

Double win at awards for SWLSTG Developing Patient Leaders Project
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has won two awards at the annual Health Innovation Network and Health Education South London Innovation Grants and Recognition Awards on Monday night. The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in health care across South... »

02 December 2015

Trust hosts visitors from Denmark to its ground breaking Recovery College
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) ground breaking Recovery College played host to visitors from Denmark to learn more about the Trust's pioneering educational facility. The Recovery College was the first UK College to provide recovery education for patients... »

23 November 2015

SWLSTG celebrates winning prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists Team of the Year 2015
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is celebrating after the Trust's Drugs and Therapeutics Committee (DTC) won Psychiatric Team of the Year in the Royal College of Psychiatrists annual awards held on the 10 November 2015. As part of their annual awards,... »

19 November 2015

Unique mental health service for Sutton residents holds launch event
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) held a launch event for their innovative primary care mental health service, Sutton Uplift on 4 November. The service, which opened on 1 July 2015, has been sign posting local residents to the most appropriate... »

05 November 2015

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