2016 news archive

Meningitis vaccine - for Years 9 and 10 in Greenwich schools

A meningitis vaccination programme will begin in the New Year in Greenwich to help protect teenagers from the disease.

Published on 13th December 2016

Connect Care is live – sharing clinical data to help our patients

A system to enable sharing of clinical data to improve patient care has gone live this week.

Published on 24th October 2016

Volunteer with Oxleas - would you like to join us?

Would you like to know about volunteering opportunities available with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust?

Published on 23rd October 2016

Hospital Watch launch - hospital visitors are eyes and ears

Old Bexley & Sidcup MP James Brokenshire visited Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, to officially launch the new pilot Hospital Watch scheme and tour the site.

Local police oversee Hospital Watch ...

Published on 19th October 2016

Sign up for volunteering at our recruitment open day

Would you like to know about volunteering opportunities available with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust?

Published on 19th October 2016

Has someone at Oxleas NHS gone the extra mile for you?

We’re looking for nominations in our annual Recognition Awards.

Published on 17th October 2016

Bexley councillors impressed by Queen Mary’s Hospital redevelopment

The latest in the multi-million pound redevelopment works to transform Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup into a vibrant community health hub were on display during a visit by local ...

Published on 14th October 2016

Sexual health services in Greenwich are changing

Sexual health services in Greenwich are changing from 1 October to make it even easier for people to access these services in a way that suits them best.

Published on 30th September 2016

From acorns mighty oaks grow…

An inspirational vision created by children has helped to shape the look and feel of Acorns, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust’s new purpose-built centre for children and young people’s ...

Published on 29th September 2016

Celebrate World Mental Health Day 2016

We have joined forces with partners from across Greenwich for a major celebration in General Gordon Square in Woolwich on Saturday 8 October to mark World Mental Health Day.

Published on 28th September 2016

Re-shaping of services presented to governors

Our Governors learned about proposed re-shaping of our Adult Mental health and Learning Disability Rehabilitation Service at the Council of Governors meeting on 15 September.

Published on 22nd September 2016

Annual Members’ Meeting and Family Health Festival a great success

Creative children, green-fingered kids and young cooks enjoyed our Annual Members’ Meeting and family health festival at the weekend.

More than 200 people joined us at Townley Grammar School to ...

Published on 20th September 2016

You are invited to the 2016 Annual Members’ Meeting

Join us for a family health festival alongside our Annual Members' Meeting in Bexleyheath.

Our theme this year will be Children, Young People and Family Health. We will be moving ...

Published on 2nd September 2016

Did you know we have our own football club?

Greenwich FC started 10 years ago, after service users and therapists thought it would be good for their wellbeing.

Published on 1st September 2016

Health visiting is changing in Greenwich

The health visiting service we provide in Greenwich is changing to deliver an improved service to new parents.

Published on 25th August 2016

Your views on our new website - fill in our survey

The survey to gather feedback on how to develop our new website is still open.

Published on 8th August 2016

Patients’ artwork enjoys pride of place at Queen Mary’s Hospital

'Energetic' and 'creative' works of art now have pride of place in an exhibition at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup.

Published on 3rd August 2016

Bexley MSK wins CCG’s mystery shopper award

Our MSK team had a very unusual client recently - a mystery shopper.

Published on 2nd August 2016

Opportunity to join our board

We are currently looking for an experienced clinician to join our Board of Directors as a non executive director.

Published on 29th July 2016

Volunteers thanked for their hard work

The amazing work of our volunteers has been celebrated at a special event attended by staff, volunteers, governors, directors and our chairman, Andy Trotter.

The event, at Hall Place in ...

Published on 27th July 2016

National recognition for our health visiting services in Bexley

Our health visiting service in Bexley is celebrating after gaining further national recognition from a children's charity for the 'outstanding' care it delivers.

Published on 26th July 2016

Young campaigners win NHS Mental Health training for school pupils

Pupils who campaigned for mental health training at their school will soon begin a one-year pilot.

Published on 18th July 2016

Tell us what you think about our website

We're working on our website to make it as accessible, simple and as easy to use as possible.

Published on 14th July 2016

Could you be one of our Governors?

Are you interested in being a Governor at Oxleas?

Published on 7th July 2016

Oxleas joins Great Get Together in Woolwich

Oxleas was again part of Saturday’s Great Get Together event in Woolwich, which proved to be a great day out for all the family.

Published on 1st July 2016

Work starts on main block at Queen Mary’s Hospital

Another phase in the transformation of Queen Mary’s Hospital (QMH) has begun.

A ground breaking event was held at the Sidcup hospital this week to mark the start of ...

Published on 29th June 2016

Bexley Adult Community Carers’ Event

Are you a carer in Bexley? Want to know more about the services available to help you in your area?

Published on 24th June 2016

Join Oxleas at Great Get Together in Woolwich

Oxleas will again be taking part in Saturday’s Great Get Together event in Woolwich, which promises to be a great day out for all the family.

Published on 23rd June 2016

Oxleas appoints new CEO

Following approval by our Council of Governors today, Ben Travis has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Oxleas.

Published on 16th June 2016

Naomi Price is Nurse of the Year

Naomi Price has been named Nurse of the Year 2016 in front of more than 200 colleagues at our Annual Nursing Conference.

Published on 13th May 2016

Oxleas NHS Board Advisor recognised as a Leader in Business

Colleen Harris, one of our Board Advisors, has been recognised as one of the top 100 Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) Leaders in Business.

Published on 3rd May 2016

Oxleas NHS says a fond farewell to a familiar face

Non-executive director Anne Taylor has given many dedicated years of service to the trust. With a particular focus on staff, Anne was our Senior Independent Director.

Anne joined the Board ...

Published on 3rd May 2016

Our values – watch our film to find out how our values improve lives every day

At Oxleas, we pride ourselves on the quality of care for our patients and service users. Our six key values underpin everything we do:

Published on 26th April 2016

Junior doctor industrial action

Junior doctors will hold a further 48-hour strike this week, starting this morning (Tuesday) at 8am.

The British Medical Association (BMA) is holding the industrial action as part of its ...

Published on 26th April 2016

Next stage of investment approved for Queen Mary’s Hospital development

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust will spend a further £21.9m to improve services at Queen Mary’s Hospital.

Published on 19th April 2016

Bracton Centre and Memorial Hospital Awards

The Bracton Centre and Memorial Hospital annual awards took place with more than 60 awards given out.

More than 80 patients and visitors were welcomed by Patsy Fung, Head of ...

Published on 11th April 2016

Radiotherapy treatment machines arrive at new Cancer Centre

Two state-of-the-art machines which will for the first time provide radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients in outer south east London have been delivered to the new Cancer Centre at Queen ...

Published on 5th April 2016

Farewell to Oxleas Chief Executive, Stephen Firn

A fond farewell has been said this week to our outgoing Chief Executive, Stephen Firn, who has retired after more than 20 years’ service with Oxleas.

Stephen announced in January ...

Published on 1st April 2016

Oxleas Chairman Andy Trotter celebrates 'excellent' accreditation of ECT Service

Oxleas Chairman, Andy Trotter, celebrated the ‘excellent’ accreditation of our ECT Service during a recent guided tour.

Published on 31st March 2016

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust will be inspected in April by the CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent health and adult social care regulator, visiting all NHS trusts before June 2016.

Published on 21st March 2016

'Outstanding' Openness at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Improvement has published the results of the first annual ‘Learning from Mistakes League’ today and Oxleas NHS is delighted to be ranked second out of 230 trusts nationwide for ...

Published on 9th March 2016

Award for work with victims of domestic abuse

An award has been won by our head of volunteering service for her work with victims of domestic abuse.

Published on 9th March 2016

Governors and Non Executive Directors have tour of QMH Services

Our Chairman, governors and non executive directors were taken on a tour to find out more about our Adult Community Services.

Published on 25th February 2016

We have royalty in our midst

Did you know that the cedar tree on the lawn in front of the Memorial Hospital was planted by a king?

Published on 24th February 2016

Proposed changes to bus services in the Orpington area

Transport For London is proposing changes to Routes R1, R2, R3, R7 and R11.

Published on 24th February 2016

Dementia ward re-opens after 10-month refurbishment

We’ve re-opened Holbrook ward after an extensive refurbishment which now means it offers the latest in dementia care for those in the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

Holbrook ...

Published on 23rd February 2016

Members’ Focus Groups

Each year, we hold focus groups for our members to let us know their thoughts on our services.

Published on 11th February 2016

Conference slot a success for prison's long-term conditions work

Staff from our Forensic and Prison Services delivered a successful speech at a national conference.

HMP/YOI Rochester's Clinical Nurse Manager Nina Turner, and Senior Nurse Rebecca Hayton, presented ...

Published on 4th February 2016

Members’ Focus Group - Bexley a success

Oxleas members came together this week at an annual event held to inform them of what’s happening within the trust.

Held at The Boathouse in Danson Park, Bexleyheath, the ...

Published on 4th February 2016

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index top 100 – we're at 32

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index has been released and we’re the highest ranked NHS trust in England – at 32.

Published on 20th January 2016

Speech and language therapists give the gift of food

Christmas cheer may seem a distant memory, but for families in Crayford and Thamesmead, it will still be going.

And that’s because of the kind donation from our Bexley ...

Published on 13th January 2016

Stephen Firn announces his retirement

Our Chief Executive, Stephen Firn, has announced his retirement at the end of March 2016.

Stephen, who became Chief Executive in 2002, said: "It has been both a privilege and ...

Published on 11th January 2016

Junior doctor industrial action

Strike action due to take place next week has now been called off.

A 48-hour strike had been planned from 8am on Tuesday 26 January, to 8am on Thursday 28 ...

Published on 11th January 2016

Band 5 nurses - agencies don't always pay more

Our New Year campaign to recruit nurses has begun.

Published on 4th January 2016

Members’ Focus Groups – dates for your diary

Once a year, we invite our members to focus groups. These give our members the chance to let us know what’s going well, what can be improved and offer ...

Published on 4th January 2016