2018 news archive

O come all ye carolling…

Oxleas colleagues went a-carolling and were in top voice at a carol service held for the first time by our brand new choir.

V’Ox, the Oxleas Choir, led the ...

Published on 21st December 2018

New websites for our Children and Young People’s services

Our CYP directorate has two new websites for our Greenwich and Bromley services. The sites have been created to offer useful information and resources, both for adults and young people ...

Published on 28th November 2018

Building bridges with Lived Experience Practitioners

We recently hosted our first Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP) Conference at Bromley United Reformed Church.

Published on 26th November 2018

Special ceremony to mark World War One centenary

To mark the centenary of the end of World War One, today Greenwich Deputy Mayor Mick Hayes and the Deputy Lieutenant for Royal Greenwich Dr Pieter Vander-Merwe MBE joined staff ...

Published on 9th November 2018

New non-executive director joins Oxleas

Nina Hingorani-Crain has joined Oxleas as a non-executive director. Nina has 20 years management experience in the public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors. She is currently on the board of a ...

Published on 9th November 2018

Goodbye to our non-executive director James Kellock

At the end of October we said goodbye to James Kellock, who came to the end of his term of office as a non-executive director at Oxleas on 31 October.

Published on 1st November 2018

Farewell to Lead Governor Raymond Sheehy

Colleagues gathered this week to say goodbye and thank you to Raymond Sheehy who completed his role as Lead Governor at the annual members’ meeting.

Published on 23rd October 2018

GP Masterclass on Personality Disorders proves invaluable

We had a busy evening on 4 October when 26 Bromley GPs joined us at The Warren to participate in a very engaging and interactive GP Masterclass on Personality Disorders ...

Published on 16th October 2018

World Mental Health Day - #AskTwice

In celebration of World Mental Health Day, we’re supporting the Time to Change, #AskTwice campaign, which launches today (Wednesday 10 October).

Published on 10th October 2018

Women in Mental Health

More than 150 staff from Oxleas, South London and Maudsley, and South West London and St George’s mental health trusts came together recently for the first ever South London ...

Published on 5th October 2018

SLP’s Nursing Development Programme wins top award

We have won the prestigious national Nursing Times Workforce Award for Best Workplace for Learning and Development (over 1,500 staff) - for the work of the South London Mental Health ...

Published on 5th October 2018

Welcome Matthew - our new chief executive

Our new chief executive Matthew Trainer (pictured right) starts with us today. Joining us from Princess Royal University Hospital, Bromley, Matthew is looking forward to meeting colleagues, patients and partners ...

Published on 1st October 2018

Annual members’ meeting and quality showcase a success

Colleagues, members and service users flocked to be a part of our annual members’ meeting and Quality Improvement showcase in Bromley.

Published on 27th September 2018

AMM and Quality Improvement showcase date announced

The date has been set and the venue booked for this year's Annual Members' Meeting (AMM) and Improving Quality Event.

Published on 7th September 2018

Oxleas opens dementia garden for patients

An oasis of calm is now being enjoyed by patients and carers following the official opening of our dementia garden on Holbrook ward.

Oxleas Chair, Andy Trotter, cut a ribbon ...

Published on 31st August 2018

Non-executive director opportunity at Oxleas

We’re looking for a new non-executive director to join our Board this Autumn.

Published on 7th August 2018

Oxleas nurse shortlisted for two Nursing Times awards

The Nursing Times Awards 2018 have announced their shortlist and Oxleas is in the running for two awards.

Published on 25th July 2018

Queen’s Nurse Julie Clark

Julie Clark, Nurse Specialist in Mental Health in Learning Disabilities has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity, The Queen’s Nursing Institute ...

Published on 24th July 2018

Our Summer elections are now open

If you're a member of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and are aged 16 years or over, you can find out all you need to know about the wide range ...

Published on 18th July 2018

Greenwich Get Together 2018

Oxleas’ teams were out in force on Saturday, 30 June 2018 participating in the Greenwich Get Together.

From their sunny pitch in No.1 Street in Woolwich, teams from our ...

Published on 9th July 2018

Members celebrate 70 years of the NHS and vote to change our Constitution

Over 50 members joined us on Friday, 29 June 2018 for our Special Members' Meeting held to vote on changes to our Constitution and to help us celebrate 70 years ...

Published on 5th July 2018

Long service honoured at NHS 70 birthday celebrations

More than 200 colleagues had their dedication to the NHS recognised as part of our NHS70 birthday celebrations at our Long Service Awards event.

The sun shone as a band ...

Published on 3rd July 2018

Oxleas appoints new Chief Executive

Following approval at the Council of Governors meeting yesterday (21 June), our new Chief Executive, Matthew Trainer, has now been officially appointed.

Published on 22nd June 2018

Celebrate Learning Disability Week with Oxleas

Oxleas’ Learning Disability directorate will be hosting a number of events to celebrate Learning Disability Week (18 to 24 June 2018).

Published on 18th June 2018

Join us for our Special Member’s Meeting and NHS70 celebration

Join us for our Special Member’s Meeting and to help us celebrate 70 years of the NHS.

Published on 1st June 2018

Susan Owenama is Nurse of the Year

Susan Owenama has been named Nurse of the Year 2018 at our Annual Nursing Conference.

Susan is a charge nurse on Lesney Ward in the Woodlands Unit at Queen Mary ...

Published on 18th May 2018

Dying Matters – find out more in Greenwich and Bexley

This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week and Oxleas will be supporting this year’s campaign with events in both Bexley and Greenwich.

Colleagues will be manning stalls in two ...

Published on 14th May 2018

Maternal mental health matters – find out more

This week is Maternal Mental Health Matters Week and our parental mental health services in Greenwich will be supporting the campaign.

This year’s theme is Support For All, with ...

Published on 3rd May 2018

Don’t miss our Greenwich Members’ Focus Group 2018

Have you got ideas and suggestions about our services? Would you like to let us know your thoughts on our services?

Published on 18th April 2018

Meadow View Unit back #endPJParalysis

Staff on Meadow View Unit are to join the national #endPJParalysis campaign, taking place for 70 days from 17 April 2018.

Published on 16th April 2018

Bracton Centre welcomes Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner on visit

Our services at the Bracton Centre were showcased during a visit by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott.

Published on 3rd April 2018

Oxleas signs up to working together to improve veteran healthcare

Our commitment at Oxleas to provide timely access to healthcare for ex-service personnel and their families has been sealed with the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant.

Published on 16th March 2018

Please take care in this weekend's potential cold weather

If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or any chronic lung condition it is really important you are prepared for any extreme changes in weather.

Published on 15th March 2018

Oxleas celebrates outstanding work at annual Recognition Awards

Outstanding work and achievements were celebrated at the Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust annual Recognition Awards.

We received hundreds of nominations from across our services and this year’s winners were ...

Published on 15th March 2018

Annual recognition awards just days away

Oxleas’ annual awards to recognise the excellent work of our staff and partners is now just days away.

Published on 12th March 2018

Our search for a new Chief Executive has started

We are now looking to recruit a Chief Executive to lead the trust as we enter a new phase of development to ensure we remain at the forefront of care ...

Published on 9th March 2018

Recognition Awards 2017/18: The shortlist has been announced

The nominations arrived in their hundreds, our judges have reviewed them and we can now announce the shortlist for this year’s Recognition Awards.

Published on 1st March 2018

Family events to design emotional wellbeing and mental health care in Bromley

Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group’s Early Intervention and Family Support Service will be hosting three co-production events next week on children and young people’s emotional and wellbeing services in ...

Published on 9th February 2018

Members Focus Groups – come to have your say in February

Have you got ideas and suggestions about our services? Would you like to let us know your thoughts on our services?

Published on 19th January 2018