2022 news archive

Join service user and carer selection panel

Are you a service user or carer for someone using Oxleas services who would like a role in the recruitment of our staff?

Published on 7th December 2022

Leading the way on diversity and inclusion

We are delighted that we have won two prestigious national awards for leading the way in creating a more diverse and inclusive organisation.

Our Building a Fairer Oxleas programme (BAFO ...

Published on 6th December 2022

Rising Star recognition for Tongesayi

Huge congratulations to Tongesayi Zhuwarara, who has won this year’s Good Governance Institute’s Rising Star in Nursing Award.

Published on 2nd December 2022

More mental health inpatient beds open

Oxleas has opened a ward at Green Parks House, Bromley, which had been closed during the Covid pandemic.

Published on 2nd December 2022

New prison healthcare colleagues welcomed

We'd like to extend a warm welcome today, to our new colleagues from Devon and Dorset clusters of prisons - we're glad to have you on board.

Published on 1st December 2022

Queen Mary’s honours James in new conference room

The Rt. Hon. James Brokenshire MP, was a committed supporter of Queen Mary's Hospital and in his role as MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup, campaigned tirelessly to retain ...

Published on 1st December 2022

Home from home support for seriously ill children

Vital support for seriously ill children and their families is being transformed thanks to a unique project between Oxleas and national charity, WellChild.

Our Greenwich and Bexley Children’s Community ...

Published on 30th November 2022

Greenwich prisons teams enjoy Nursing Times Awards evening

Offender healthcare teams working within Greenwich’s prisons (HMPs Belmarsh, Thameside and YOI Isis) were delighted to be nominated for two categories at the recent Nursing Times Awards 2022 alongside ...

Published on 24th November 2022

Safeguarding Adults Week - show your support

This week is Safeguarding Adults Week – a time for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues.

Published on 21st November 2022

Golden moment for our Armed Forces Covenant

We’re delighted to announce that Oxleas has been presented with the coveted Gold Award in the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, marking our commitment to the Armed Forces ...

Published on 11th November 2022

Open doors to your prison healthcare career

Are you or someone you know interested in a career in offender healthcare nursing?

Published on 9th November 2022

World Quality Week at Oxleas

World Quality Week is a yearly campaign celebrated by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), which globally raises awareness of the quality management profession.

The week-long event is an opportunity to ...

Published on 9th November 2022

Let's get real about recycling

This week is recycling week and at Oxleas, and within the NHS more generally, we are committed to increasing recycling and reducing waste.

Now in its 19th year, Recycle Week ...

Published on 19th October 2022

Members invited to get involved at Oxleas AMM

Our first face-to-face Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) for three years welcomed lots of our members to the fabulous Woolwich Works.

In addition to the formal business of the day, we ...

Published on 18th October 2022

Award winners revealed at staff celebration!

Our first face-to-face Recognition Awards for three years was certainly one to remember.

Hundreds of colleagues gathered at Woolwich Works to celebrate and recognise outstanding achievement amid laughter, tears and ...

Published on 17th October 2022

New prison healthcare colleagues welcomed

We were delighted to welcome new faces to the Oxleas family during a visit to prisons in the South West, where we are now providing offender healthcare

Published on 12th October 2022

October is Freedom to Speak Up Month

Speaking up enhances working life and improves the quality and safety of care. Listening and taking action, means a culture where freedom to speak up is commonplace, can thrive.

At ...

Published on 3rd October 2022

New graduates welcomed to Oxleas

We welcomed more than 20 new colleagues this week as part of our new Graduate Scheme.

Through this innovative programme, a cohort of trainee mental health practitioners have been recruited ...

Published on 28th September 2022

Oxleas NHS celebrates commitment to real living wage

We’re delighted to announce that Oxleas NHS has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is based on the Kent/South-East London borders and our ...

Published on 22nd September 2022

Supporting those affected by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

If you are feeling affected by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, then you’re not alone. Although we might feel sad at the loss of the person ...

Published on 15th September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

We are deeply saddened by the news that Her Majesty The Queen has passed away.

Her dedication and commitment to public service has been highlighted by many, including Amanda Pritchard ...

Published on 9th September 2022

Drop-in healthcare available again for Horn Park residents

Horn Park residents will once again be able to access drop-in healthcare on their estate as The Source reopens after a six-year closure.  

The Oxleas NHS nurse-led walk-in centre will ...

Published on 6th September 2022

Motivational speaker encourages change among offenders

Offenders at HMP Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent have enjoyed a visit from a motivational speaker who has turned his life around and wants to encourage others ...

Published on 2nd September 2022

London Care Record - new name for Connect Care

With the progress of data sharing across London and beyond, the system formerly known as Connect Care has been renamed to the London Care Record.

The London Care Record enables ...

Published on 31st August 2022

New healthcare contract secured for south west prisons

We’re delighted to have been awarded the south west prison healthcare contracts for Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Prisons (BSGW) as well as both the Devon and Dorset clusters ...

Published on 25th August 2022

Have your say on proposed changes to Eltham Community Hospital

Healthier Greenwich Partnership, the local care partnership including us and the other main health and care organisations in Greenwich, would like to hear from you about proposed changes to the ...

Published on 19th August 2022

A special thank you to our volunteers

Have you ever thought about giving up some of your time to support the NHS and get involved in your community?

Last year, our fantastic volunteers at Oxleas gave over ...

Published on 18th August 2022

National trail blazing work in CAMHS at Oxleas NHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at Oxleas NHS, developed a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy team (DBT) in 2018.

Published on 2nd August 2022

Supporting our staff during wellbeing week

To support staff wellbeing at Oxleas, we are holding our Take 5 wellbeing week across our sites.

There are a wide range of activities taking place including helping colleagues to ...

Published on 26th July 2022

Celebrating two years of Building a Fairer Oxleas

This week, we celebrate two years of our building a fairer Oxleas (BAFO) programme which was set up to make positive changes to how it feels working at Oxleas.

Over ...

Published on 11th July 2022

Great week celebrating National Co-production Week

Last week was National Co-production and we had a great time celebrating the benefits of co-production across Oxleas. Every day, we've shared some examples of how we put co-production ...

Published on 11th July 2022

Help us co-produce Autism Champions for our forensic services

In the spirit of Co-production Week 2022, we are creating an Autism Champion programme for staff working in forensic services in Oxleas and want to develop this with the help ...

Published on 8th July 2022

Oxleas float through Pride's 50th celebration parade

A large group of Oxleas colleagues took part in Pride in London's parade on Saturday.

For the first year ever, we celebrated in style with our own float at ...

Published on 6th July 2022

NHS London Director celebrates co-production at Queen Mary's

In celebration of National Co-production week, our Chair, Andy Trotter and our Chief Executive, Ify Okocha, welcomed Andrew Ridley, Regional Director, London NHS, to Queen Mary’s Hospital.

Published on 6th July 2022

Celebrating co-production across Oxleas

It's National Co-production Week and we're continuing to celebrate the benefits of co-production across Oxleas.

Published on 5th July 2022

Great Out of Hospital Care at Oxleas NHS

Our Great Out of Hospital Care (GOOHC) conference and exhibition was a great success with more than 100 attendees, keen to find out more about how we plan to deliver ...

Published on 1st July 2022

Who's your healthcare hero?

Do you know a team or an individual who have gone above and beyond in the past year and deserve special recognition for their outstanding work?

We want to recognise ...

Published on 21st June 2022

Show your support for #CAAW

This week (13 to 17 June) is Clinical Audit Awareness Week – a time to promote and celebrate the benefits and impact of clinical audit and quality improvement work in healthcare ...

Published on 13th June 2022

Oxleas Nursing Conference is virtually brilliant!

Our 19th Oxleas Nursing Conference was a roller coaster of emotions with tears and laughter, culminating in the announcement of our Nurse and Healthcare Support Worker of the Year 2022 ...

Published on 10th June 2022

Join Oxleas to support Carers Week

This week (6 to 12 June) is Carers Week – an annual campaign which recognises the challenges carers face and the contribution they make to families and communities. 

Since the launch ...

Published on 6th June 2022

Partner role for Ify with new ICS board

We’re delighted to announce that our Chief Executive, Ify Okocha, has been appointed as a partner member to the NHS South East London Integrated Care Board (NHS South East ...

Published on 1st June 2022

The special football team where dads can share their loss together

The death of a baby is an unthinkable tragedy for most people; but for others it would become a terrible reality.

Published on 1st June 2022

A wonderful example of co-production

The Estates Team at Oxleas NHS have been working with service users to regenerate a disused outdoor space at Woodlands Unit in Queen Mary’s Hospital and the results are ...

Published on 31st May 2022

Health clinics for the homeless a winner

Partnership working was celebrated in style at the first One Bromley Celebrating Integration Together staff awards.

Published on 23rd May 2022

New role for our Chair

We are pleased to announce that our Chair, Andy Trotter OBE QPM, has also been confirmed as the new Chair of the London Ambulance Service. Andy has been Chair of ...

Published on 20th May 2022

Celebrating International Nurses’ Day in style

Our wonderful nurses celebrated International Nurses’ Day in style on 12 May.

Celebrated annually on the anniversary of the birth of nursing pioneer, Florence Nightingale, the day is a chance ...

Published on 20th May 2022

Help us to deliver great out of hospital care

We want our out-of-hospital care to be the very best it can be and delivering great out-of-hospital care is one of our strategy’s three main priorities for 2021-24.

Published on 17th May 2022

More great out of hospital care

Our fantastic pharmacy team provide an essential service, supporting our community mental health teams in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich, are helping patients avoid the need for a hospital stay and ...

Published on 4th May 2022

Exciting opportunity to join our Graduate scheme

We’ve got an exciting opportunity for graduates to start their career journey on our new Graduate Scheme.

We’re looking for people who are about to graduate or have ...

Published on 3rd May 2022

Get involved in transforming your mental health services

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to get involved in transforming mental health services where you live.

Published on 21st April 2022

Do you or someone you know care for a family member or loved one?

At Oxleas, we host a monthly online Carers Group to offer support and information about the services we offer.

Published on 20th April 2022

Oxleas NHS wins new £21m prison healthcare contract

“I’m so looking forward to being back working within the NHS and being able to provide some really great care.”

Words from Kaye Reynolds, Clinical Nurse Manager at HMP ...

Published on 12th April 2022

Making fitness fun for adults with learning disabilities in Greenwich

Today (7 April) is World Health Day and at Oxleas NHS, we thought we would mark the occasion by focusing on a community fun and fitness programme we jointly provide ...

Published on 7th April 2022

Millbrook patients transferred for improvement works

Building works have started this week to create an improved ward environment for patients and carers on Millbrook Ward at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

Published on 4th April 2022

Oxleas staff recommend trust as great place to work

The NHS Staff Survey results are released today and show that staff recommending Oxleas as a great place to work is higher than average.

Published on 30th March 2022

From accounting to nursing - Kayode shines a light to inspire others

It’s not every day that you have a story worthy of telling in a national magazine.

Published on 29th March 2022

Charlton Athletic’s community projects boosted by iPad donations

No one should be disadvantaged by digital poverty and at Oxleas, we’re doing our bit to help by donating vital resources.

Published on 24th March 2022

Oxleas NHS JET services welcome council leader

‘World class care, sunshine and laughter to my life’.

Words from just one patient describing the fantastic Oxleas NHS Joint Emergency (JET) team in Greenwich and how they are improving ...

Published on 18th March 2022

Grand opening for mental health crisis call centre

Our new mental health crisis call centre was opened in style during a visit by Louie French, MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup.

Published on 14th March 2022

Encouraging the next generation of health care apprentices

Here’s Nigel Hogg, our apprenticeship lead at Oxleas, encouraging students to be the next generation of health care professionals. 

Published on 11th March 2022

No Smoking Day 2022

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health – and today is the perfect day to take that first step.

Published on 9th March 2022

Oxleas Celebrates International Women’s Day 2022

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), an important day in the Oxleas calendar when we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Published on 8th March 2022

Sign up to ICS virtual webinars

Find out more about the formal establishment of the South East London Integrated Care System (ICS) and what it will mean for healthcare in our communities.

Published on 25th February 2022

Our ECT Service

ECT (Electro-convulsive Therapy) is an invaluable therapeutic tool for the treatment of severe depression. 

Published on 23rd February 2022

New Medical Director for Oxleas

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Abi Fadipe has been successfully appointed today (22 February) as our new Medical Director.

Published on 22nd February 2022

Minister visits Belvedere school for Children's Mental Health Week

The fantastic work of our Bexley Mental Health Support Team (MHST) and the pioneering work they are doing with schools in Bexley was showcased during a ministerial visit.

Published on 17th February 2022

Welcome to our Shadow Executive 2022

The new members of our Shadow Executive for 2022 are now in place and have started sharing their feedback on proposals and developments within Oxleas.

Following a handover from the ...

Published on 9th February 2022

Joint venture celebrates 10th anniversary

Successful and lasting joint ventures are not common in the NHS - that’s where we differ from most other trusts.

Published on 27th January 2022

Join us at launch of our new patient online health record

Join us for the formal launch of Oxcare and find out what our new patient online health record system is all about on 31 January 2022, from 2pm to 3pm.

Published on 24th January 2022

Save the date for our 2nd Oxleas Global Health Conference

We’re excited to announce the 2nd Oxleas NHS Global Health Conference will take place on Tuesday 15 March 2022.

Published on 19th January 2022

Help us to shape how we support those waiting for care

We’ve an opportunity for you to help shape how we support people waiting for care at Oxleas NHS. 

Published on 10th January 2022

Don’t miss our Oxwide review of the year!

2021 was another incredibly busy year for us all and we saw some great achievements and outstanding work in what continue to be challenging times. 

Published on 7th January 2022

Celebrating national status for our AHP Preceptorship Programme

Our hugely successful and unique Oxleas NHS Allied Health Professional (AHP) Preceptorship Programme has expanded and is now a national resource! 

Published on 4th January 2022