South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP)

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We are part of a unique partnership of three South London mental health trusts, bringing together clinical expertise, experience and innovation to benefit patients. 

Colleagues from Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust collaborate where we can improve quality, use resources most effectively – and provide better care, experience and outcomes for patients and staff – by working together.

Working collaboratively  and at scale across South London’s 3.6 million+ population means we can transform outcomes for people with specialist, sometimes complex, mental health conditions. We aim to be transformational in developing new ways of working; implement consistent best practice clinical pathways; and commission the right services to meet local population health needs.

Our Trusts’ clinicians, operational and corporate services teams; local, regional and national partners; and patients come together to co-design evidence-based approaches that deliver better care, closer to home for our communities. We aim to maximise value for the NHS, enabling reinvestment in enhanced and new specialist local and South London-wide services.

Major specialist areas of work where the three Trusts collaborate include:

  • Forensic (Adult Secure) Provider Collaborative
  • CAMHS (Tier 4) Provider Collaborative
  • Adult Eating Disorders Provider Collaborative
  • Nursing Development Programme
  • Complex Care Programme
  • Corporate Services Programme

Review of SIM in South London mental health trusts

The Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) model was a model of care aimed at supporting a small group of people with complex mental health needs. It was decommissioned by the South London Partnership (SLP) in March 2021.

A thorough review was conducted and the findings of this review are available in the SIM briefing document or you can read the full report here. There is no recommissioning of SIM in any form in South London.  

NHS England is drafting a national response to concerns around the SIM model and it will be available to read on this webpage when published.

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