August 2022

From the Chief Executive

It continues to be a busy year, and our recent AGM gave us an opportunity to look back and reflect on the highlights from the last year and the progress we’ve made. We have a lot to celebrate and we were delighted to be joined by staff, service users and carers on the evening. You can re-watch our highlights in this video.

Other highlights since our last newsletter was marking the 1st birthday of the Maternity Trauma and Loss Care service and making progress against the Green plan with the introduction of kitchen gardens in the Trust. We also celebrated the diversity of our staff throughout Pride, South Asian Heritage month and Windrush day, plus many more highlights below.

As a Trust we are working more closely than ever with our partners regionally and nationally. Most recently, we hosted the national Urgent Community Response team at Clayponds hospital; sharing learning on how we are seeing more patients at home within 2 hours, avoiding unnecessary trips into hospital.

On a personal level I am proud to be leading the agenda to tackle long standing health inequalities in NW London to improve health in the most disadvantaged communities in our boroughs. An article on this was published in the Health Service Journal recently.

We hope you enjoy this month's newsletter.

Carolyn Regan

Chief Executive

West London NHS Trust staff recognised by Mayor of Ealing  


Staff from West London NHS Trust were recognised by the Mayor of Ealing at a special reception at the town hall. 


The event was held last Friday (29 July) and saw 12 members of staff from West London attend as part of a 50 strong group of NHS employees. 


The aim of the event was to pay tribute to the valuable contributions of health staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. 


At the event the Mayor saluted NHS staff and offered warmest wishes and prayers of thanks.

Read more about the event here.

Trust AGM highlights great progress in challenging year 


Our annual AGM was held virtually on Tuesday 12 July to celebrate progress and share reflections from what has been a particularly busy year.


Over 50 people attended and the AGM began with a reflection on the past 12 months from Trust CEO, Carolyn Regan, followed by a financial overview from Director of Business and Finance, Paul Stefanoski.


Attendees were then given an insight into community services from Director of Local Services Dr Chris Hilton, who was joined by Alexis Santiago, team manager of the Southall District Nursing Team in a Q&A session. We've a lot to be proud of! 

You can watch the highlights video here or read the years highlights and achievements in our Annual Report and Accounts for 2021-22 here.

NHS Big Tea success!


On the 74th birthday of the NHS, staff, volunteers and community members came together to host an NHS Big Tea to mark the occasion.


Tea parties took place across the Trust and we were pleased to be joined by local MP Virendra Sharma at Clayponds Hospital in Ealing for one of the celebrations.

Read more about the event  here

West London NHS Charity re-launched


West London NHS Charity was re-launched in July with a fresh new look. The Charity has been re-branded marking a new chapter in its plans for fundraising for service users and staff at the Trust.


Find out more about West London NHS Charity, fundraising and recent activity here

Trust visited by CQC - Broadmoor rated outstanding for 'Caring'


The Trust is delighted to report that Broadmoor Hospital, has retained its overall rating of ‘Good’ following an inspection undertaken in March. The hospital has also retained its outstanding rating for being ‘Caring’, and ‘Good’ ratings for being ‘Effective’, ‘Responsive’ and ‘Well-led’.


The Trust also responded to the recent CQC report of community based mental health services following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of the service in April.

Trust host UCR team

NHS England Urgent community response team hosted at the Trust


Last week the Trust and Ealing Community Partners hosted the NHS England Urgent community response team at Clayponds Hospital in Ealing. The team shared stories about the impact they are having, seeing people at home within 2 hours when they are in crisis and avoiding hospital admission.


Read more about the visit here

Staff show 'Pride' at this year's march


June is Pride month and the Trust joined thousands of others at the annual Pride London march, a symbol of inclusivity and diversity in the capital.


Throughout the month we also shared staff views on what Pride month means including a reflection piece from CEO Carolyn Regan and a blog on the importance of our LGBTQ+ network and the crucial role it plays to our members.

Tackling inequalities in NW London - Trust CEO speaks to HSJ


Earlier this month the Trust's CEO Carolyn Regan spoke to the HSJ about the new North West London Integrated Care System (ICS) and plans to tackle inequalities across the area.


As joint leaders for the programme, Carolyn and Niall Bolger, Chief Executive of London Borough of Hounslow, highlighted the importance of an integrated plan to improve health for the most disadvantaged communities in our boroughs through conversations with local communities.

You can read more about that here

James Sunderland MP visits Broadmoor Hospital 


We were pleased to have Bracknell MP James Sunderland visit us at Broadmoor Hospital earlier this month.

On the day, James was given a tour and was told more about our research programme, and how we're paving the way in how we incorporate digital medical systems, equipment.

You can read more about the visit here.

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