2014 news archive

New number for Greenwich and Bexley integrated community teams

Our Greenwich and Bexley integrated community teams are moving from Memorial Hospital to 151 Lodge Hill, Goldie Leigh on 5 January 2015.

Published on 23rd December 2014

The Source will be closed on Christmas Eve and will re-open again on Monday 29th December

The Source will be closed from Christmas Eve and will re-open again on Monday 29th December.

If you have a non urgent medical emergency, please contact your local GP, Urgent ...

Published on 23rd December 2014

Christmas and New Year opening times for CASH and Greenwich Sexual Health

Looking for contraception or sexual health services?
Our opening times for CASH and GSH will vary over the festive season. For more information, please check our revised timetable below.

Published on 22nd December 2014

Perinatal mental health service wins parliamentary award

The Time Team Clinic at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, has won the All Party Parliamentary First 1,000 Days Award for the best example of a perinatal mental health service ...

Published on 15th December 2014

Help for Greenwich residents to stay warm and safe this winter

Greenwich residents who are over 60, caring for a young or vulnerable person, or are having problems paying their winter fuel bills could benefit from the 'Stay Warm Stay Safe ...

Published on 15th December 2014

Meadow View intermediate care unit opens

Meadow View is the latest new development to open at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup - part of a £30 million investment programme at the site by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust ...

Published on 11th December 2014

Why pregnant women should get the flu jab

Statistics show that, locally, there's been a low uptake of the flu vaccination among pregnant women this flu season. However, if you are pregnant, it's really important that ...

Published on 10th December 2014

Building our membership

We've been busy recruiting new members and have a number of exciting developments to share with you. 

Published on 8th December 2014

HSJ honour for Clinical Task List

The Oxleas Information team was shortlisted for the 2014 HSJ Awards in the 'Improving Efficiency through Technology' category and was runner up - 'Highly Commended' for its Clinical Task List.

Published on 4th December 2014

Cancer care closer to home

Cancer survivor June Casson joined MP James Brokenshire and representatives from across the community at a special ceremony at Queen Mary’s Hospital to signal the start of construction work ...

Published on 27th November 2014

What helps you to stay healthy?

If you are providing or receiving care and support in south east London and want to have your say about the future of these services, we want to hear from ...

Published on 18th November 2014

Don't just go to A&E

A campaign to remind people that A&E is for serious emergencies only was launched in Bromley and Greenwich this week.

The 'Don't just go to A&E' campaign ...

Published on 3rd November 2014

Our Forensic Directorate launches its Wellbeing Strategy

Our Forensic directorate has launched its new Wellbeing Strategy, which focuses on tackling obesity by increasing exercise, eating healthy and addressing long term, physical health conditions.

Patsy Fung, Head of ...

Published on 3rd November 2014

Top politicians drop in to see our cutting-edge coordinated care work

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, dropped into a clinic in Greenwich this week to see first-hand how our involvement in coordinated care is working in the Royal ...

Published on 30th October 2014

What makes a good friend?

At our recent Annual Members' Meeting our Chief Executive, Steven Firn, joined members of our Lived Experience Network to sign the 'Time to Change Pledge' to challenge mental health stigma ...

Published on 28th October 2014

Stoptober campaign offers smokers help to quit

Smokers who are fed up with lighting up can get help to kick the habit as part of a special stop smoking campaign this month.

Stoptober is a national initiative ...

Published on 10th October 2014

Football match raises mental health awareness

Despite lashing rain, the second annual Mental Health Awareness Day at The Valley, home of Charlton Athletic Football Club, was a great success.

Hosted by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT ...

Published on 9th October 2014

World Mental Health Day 2014 - where will you be?

World Mental Health Day 2014 - where will you be?

Friday 10 October is World Mental Health Day, when Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and partners will be hosting special events across ...

Published on 7th October 2014

Mental Health Awareness Day at the Valley

Our patients and staff attended Charlton Athletic Football Club’s home fixture against Birmingham City at the Valley on Saturday. For as well as a gripping game of ‘footy’, the ...

Published on 3rd October 2014

Adult Social Care Annual Report 2014

Bexley Council has produced an annual report about the delivery of adult social care in Bexley.

It forms part of a national approach to assessing the performance of adult social ...

Published on 2nd October 2014

2014 Recognition Award winners announced

The IndigO2 arena was once again packed to the rafters for our 2014 Staff Recognition Awards.

All winners and runners up were warmly applauded as they took to the stage ...

Published on 24th September 2014

The AMM is here

The doors open at 9am for our Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM), with the event once again being held at the IndigO2 at the O2 in Greenwich.

One of the highlights ...

Published on 24th September 2014

Help for carers of people with COPD

Our Greenwich chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) team are running a special session for the carers of people with breathing problems such as COPD.

The session will be held at ...

Published on 19th August 2014

Our School Nurses and Health Visitors launch an exciting app for parents and young people

Our school nurses and health visitors have joined forces to promote our latest innovation.  Introducing our School Nurse Matters and ProParent App, aimed to deliver helpful advice and information to ...

Published on 17th July 2014

CASH clinic now temporarily running at Memorial Hospital

We are investing £2 million to completely refurbish Market Street Health Centre in Woolwich.

While this happens, our Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH) service, and our Community Gynaecology services, for ...

Published on 16th July 2014

Sign up to Safety

We are delighted to have been chosen to lead the Sign up to Safety campaign. By joining forces with the 11 other trusts, together we aim to raise the profile ...

Published on 24th June 2014

Pioneer Project wins national award

Our integrated system of health and social care in Greenwich has won a top national award for innovation in social care.

In partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the ...

Published on 20th June 2014

O2 conquered by patients and staff

We work closely with Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), who are currently running a second 12 week programme with service users in our Early Intervention (EI) Teams designed to promote ...

Published on 13th June 2014

New way of working coordinates care in Greenwich

Last October, our work with partners to join up health and social care services in Greenwich was highlighted nationally as a beacon of success and has recently been awarded additional ...

Published on 9th June 2014

Time is running out to nominate our staff

The search begins...........

It has come to that time of the year where we are looking for exceptional individuals and teams across our services for our annual Staff Recognition Awards ...

Published on 9th June 2014

Pulling together to fight stroke

The highly successful Stroke Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Team in Greenwich support people who have suffered a stroke, reducing their need for hospital stays by providing intensive rehabilitation at home ...

Published on 23rd May 2014

Groundbreaking project wins 6Cs Live! story of the month

An innovative project to introduce a programme of pulmonary rehabilitation at Maidstone Prison is the April winner of NHS England's 6Cs Live! Story of the Month.

Specialist Physiotherapist Helen ...

Published on 15th May 2014

Tell us what you think about our services

You are now able to leave feedback, positive and negative, about our services on this website. All of the comments will be read, passed on to the relevant team and ...

Published on 7th May 2014

Gary wins Nursing Times award

Gary Winters has won the award for Student Nurse of the Year: Mental Health at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2014.

He received his award at an inspiring awards lunch ...

Published on 6th May 2014

CASH services to move during Market Street facelift

We are investing £2 million to completely refurbish Market Street Health Centre in Woolwich.

While this happens, our contraception and sexual health (CASH) service as well as our community gynaecology ...

Published on 11th April 2014

Write type of technology benefits our patients

We are one of a number of NHS trusts across the country that will benefit from a £30 million budget to buy technology for staff to help improve the service ...

Published on 7th April 2014

Oxleas in vanguard of 'Sign up to Safety' campaign

We are to be in the first group of 12 trusts in the vanguard of a new patient safety improvement movement across England - that could save up to 6,000 ...

Published on 27th March 2014

Integrated care in Greenwich scoops national award

Our Pioneer scheme in Greenwich for integrated health and social care - which is helping reduce hospital admissions while making services more responsive to local people - has scooped Gold in a ...

Published on 12th March 2014

Working for Oxleas gets thumbs up from staff

Results from the 2013 national staff survey results published this week show us to be the best place to work of comparable NHS trusts in London and the South East ...

Published on 26th February 2014

Heavyweight visit to promote crisis care

Former world champion boxer and mental health campaigner Frank Bruno accompanied Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb, on a visit to Oxleas House in Greenwich on Monday ...

Published on 19th February 2014

CQC report praises Oxleas and showcases artwork

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) launched its report Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2012/13 in London yesterday, and not only did we get a favourable mention in the report ...

Published on 30th January 2014

Deputy Prime Minister impressed following visit

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, visited Green Parks House in Bromley on Thursday last week as he prepared to launch a new mental health action plan.

Mr Clegg was ...

Published on 20th January 2014

We are one of the top gay friendly employers in NHS

We are one of the most gay friendly places to work in the NHS, according to a recent survey.

The health service in general is the second most gay friendly ...

Published on 16th January 2014

Transforming Betts Ward by listening to patients

In the last two years the experience of patients on Betts Ward at Green Parks House, our mental health inpatient unit in Bromley, has been transformed and complaints have reduced ...

Published on 7th January 2014