SLP’s Nursing Development Programme wins top award

News: Nursing Times Workforce Award 2018

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 and Community Partnership (SLP) Nursing Development Programme.

Congratulations and huge thanks to all the Nursing Development Team and most of all to the thousands of nursing staff in our trusts, who have helped make improvements and changes ranging from the introduction of new shared job descriptions and competency frameworks, to the launch of a successful new Band 4 Nursing Associate/Assistant Practitioner Development Programme.
We were shortlisted for the award – open to all trusts and organisations operating throughout the NHS – alongside the likes of Imperial, Guy’s and St Thomas, UCL, and University Hospital of North Midlands – a great achievement for such a relatively new partnership.  Last night (Thursday 4 October) we were announced as winners and as you can imagine everyone is very proud. 
Jane Wells, Director of Nursing at Oxleas NHS said: "There’s always much more to do to improve opportunities for staff, patient care, and make mental health nursing even more rewarding for all of you and new recruits.

"However, I think we can briefly pause to reflect on progress made and thank you again for your commitment, openness to change, and every day work providing outstanding care for our patients."
You can read more about the SLP’s work in its Annual Review here.
South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP) is a collaborative approach between South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG), South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

Published on 5th October 2018