2009 news archive

Chicken Supremes are a class ACT

Excitement hit the music world as Nicki Godfrey, backed by the Chicken Supremes (aka Miranda Feyistan, Banbury Occupational Therapist, and Jackie Glasgow, Healthcare Assistant at Ivy Willis) made their singing ...

Published on 22nd December 2009

Bracton Centre wins 13 Koestler Awards

Service users at the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit, have won a fantastic 13 Koestler Awards.

The Koestler Trust is the UK's best-known prison arts charity. It has ...

Published on 20th November 2009

Director of Finance takes a Busman's Holiday

The trust’s Director of Finance, Richard Page recently took a bit of a busman’s holiday – in Uganda.

He has been appointed as Trustee and Treasurer of the Malaria ...

Published on 22nd October 2009

World Mental Health Day kicks off in Greenwich

In Greenwich Oxleas marked World Mental Health Day (WMHD) with a football tournament at the David Beckham Academy. Nine teams comprising staff and service users from across the trust took ...

Published on 16th October 2009

Staff Recognition Award Winners 2009

The Staff Recognition Award Winners for 2009 were announced at our Annual Members' Meeting on 30 September. For the full details, photos and a list of all of the people ...

Published on 6th October 2009

Sunflower competition winners announced!

After months of endeavour and careful growing, the winners of the Oxleas sunflower growing competition has been announced:

Published on 30th September 2009

New governors elected

John Black (pictured), Nurse Specialist at the William Morris Centre has been elected as a staff governor in the forensic constituency. And in Bexley two new public governors have been ...

Published on 22nd September 2009

Sunflower competition nears exciting finale

Our sunflower competition is approaching its thrilling climax - with the deadline for entries 23 September. If you have planted sunflowers please ensure you inform us of their height by this ...

Published on 17th September 2009

Greenwich FC needs players

Greenwich Community Psychiatric Nurse and Care Coordinator, Hamid Ghazzali, needs your help. He’s looking for more service users in the borough to join the five-a-side football team he helps ...

Published on 11th September 2009

Oxleas plans best ever AMM

This year’s Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) promises to be the biggest and best ever.

Following the success of last year the AMM will again be ...

Published on 14th August 2009

Lean Thinking Bexley CAMHS praised

The outstanding work of Bexley CAMHS has been highlighted in a new guide published jointly by the Department of Health and the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Called ‘Improving ...

Published on 7th August 2009

Bracton BBQ raises £640

At first glance it looked like the Bracton Centre had acquired a new chef. Closer inspection however revealed the chef to be none other than John Enser, Director of Forensic ...

Published on 7th August 2009

Intrepid Dr Browning retires

Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Sally Browning, retires from Oxleas today – 26 June 2009. Sally, who is based at the Erith Centre, has worked for the organisation for 21 years and spent ...

Published on 26th June 2009

A woman of Kent

You can take the woman out of Kent but you can’t take Kent out of the woman. At least that would appear to be the case for Oxleas Governor ...

Published on 12th June 2009

A woman of substance

She is a carer – her son is an Oxleas service user. She escaped the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe. She is an elected governor of the trust and sits on the ...

Published on 1st June 2009

Night nurse project gives Jackie a dose of success

Oxleas Nurse of the Year for 2009 is Jackie Waghorn, Assessment and Home Treatment Manager in Greenwich.

Jackie won the award at the sixth Annual Nursing Conference, which this year ...

Published on 8th May 2009

Review highlights ‘excellent’ Bracton Centre

An independent review of mental health care in the criminal justice system (CJS) has praised the Bracton Centre. The report describes the Bracton Centre as an excellent bridge between mental ...

Published on 1st May 2009