2019 news archive

Our Next Step looks forward to the New Year

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far to the Our Next Step campaign which will shape the future of Oxleas for all of us.

We’re in the ...

Published on 23rd December 2019

Silver lining for our Armed Forces Covenant

We’re delighted to announce that we have been presented with the Silver Award in the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, marking our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Published on 6th December 2019

Joining together to shape Oxleas future

Colleagues, governors and members joined together last week to share their views at our first Our Next Step Closer to Home event.

The series of events has been set up ...

Published on 2nd December 2019

Affiliated team Oxleas Athletic hope to be a roaring success

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) is pleased to announce it has linked up with a new affiliated team, Oxleas Athletic.

Published on 26th November 2019

Instant mental health advice supports GPs and reduces referrals

A new web based platform for GPs in Greenwich who need immediate additional mental health support and guidance for patients has already seen some great results.

Published on 28th October 2019

Celebrate AHPs Day with a career change

Find out more about careers within our Allied Health Professions (AHPs) by visiting us at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, SE18 4QH on Monday 14 October to celebrate international AHPs Day.

Published on 11th October 2019

Hear all about it!

A community boxing club, run by one of our senior occupational therapists, has been featured on BBC Radio Kent’s Dominic King Show.

Published on 10th October 2019

World Mental Health Day – help to prevent suicide

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) will be marked globally this week on Thursday 10 October.

The day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health ...

Published on 10th October 2019

Funding secured for innovative health projects

Two innovative Oxleas projects have secured funding after being announced as winners in the Health Innovation Awards 2019.

The awards, run annually by the Health Innovation Network, reveal the latest ...

Published on 27th September 2019

Annual members’ meeting and exhibition a success

Colleagues, members and service users flocked to be a part of our annual members’ meeting (AMM) and exhibition showcase in Charlton.

Published on 27th September 2019

Up & At ‘Em at The Valley

Oxleas NHS Chief Executive, Matthew Trainer, presented Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) with a cheque for £106,000 on the pitch before Charlton’s recent home game at The Valley ...

Published on 17th September 2019

Join us at our Annual Members’ Meeting

The date has been set and the venue booked for this year’s Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) and exhibition.

It will take place on Wednesday 25 September from 3pm to ...

Published on 16th September 2019

Unite in the fight against sepsis

How much do you know about sepsis and would you know how to spot it?

World Sepsis Day is held on 13 September every year and is an opportunity for ...

Published on 13th September 2019

Local help wanted to improve care facilities

Do you know of someone who can spare a day in October to support their local care facility?

Published on 6th September 2019

World Patient Safety Day 2019

The World Health Organisation has this year launched World Patient Safety Day which will take place, for the first time, on 17 September 2019.

Published on 27th August 2019

Double the delight at two HSJ award short-listings

The finalists for the HSJ Awards 2019 have been announced – and we’re delighted to have been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards.

Published on 22nd August 2019

Pride 2019

This year saw the largest Oxleas team ever supporting Pride in London.

Published on 19th August 2019

Partnership service selected as centre of excellence

We’re delighted to announce that following an independent external review commissioned by the Centre for Mental Health, Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind’s Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment ...

Published on 31st July 2019

Free NHS Wi-Fi available now for patients and visitors

Oxleas NHS is proud to offer free NHS Wi-Fi for patients and visitors at certain locations. This is part of our vision to help improve the experience of patients, their ...

Published on 24th July 2019

Up & At 'Em project is a national award winner

The Up & At ‘Em mental health project for over 65s, run in partnership with Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), has won a national award.

Published on 16th July 2019

New Non-Executive Director appointment at Oxleas

We are pleased to announce that Suzanne Shale has joined Oxleas as a non-executive director. Suzanne is an expert in medical and policing ethics, safety culture in healthcare and safety ...

Published on 8th July 2019

Board Executive team Appointments

We are pleased to announce two new appointments to the Board Executive team.

Published on 5th July 2019

Join us to celebrate Learning Disability Awareness Week

This year’s Learning Disability Awareness Week takes place from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 June and the theme is all about sport and inclusion.

Published on 17th June 2019

Oxleas Exchange – latest edition out now

Don’t miss our latest edition of Oxleas Exchange, which is available to read now.

As well as loads of great news and updates, this edition includes the nomination forms ...

Published on 31st May 2019

Ensure your voice is heard to help keep adults safe in Bromley

Bromley Safeguarding Adults Board is looking for your views on how to keep residents in the borough safe.

Published on 29th May 2019

Nominate now in our Recognition Awards 2018/19

The search is now on for exceptional teams and individuals across our services for the Oxleas NHS Recognition Awards 2018/19.

Published on 14th May 2019

Choir on song for Mental Health Awareness Week

Our in-house choir, V’Ox, will be in fine voice when they take part in a concert as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Published on 7th May 2019

Welcome to our new nursing associates

Congratulations to our first cohort of nursing associates who, after two years of hard work, have qualified in this new and exciting role.

Published on 4th April 2019

Stress Awareness Month

Throughout April, healthcare professionals and health promotion experts across the country join forces, to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for modern stress problems.

We all experience ...

Published on 2nd April 2019

Outstanding services

We’re delighted to announce that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given Oxleas NHS an overall ‘Good’ rating and highlighted some of our services as ‘Outstanding’.

Published on 26th March 2019

Could you be our new non-executive director?

Have you got what it takes to join our fantastic team of non-executive directors?

Published on 15th March 2019

Swallowing Awareness Day – get involved!

The Oxleas Speech and Language Therapy Service will be at Queen Mary’s Hospital today (13 March) to raise awareness of swallowing difficulties, also known as Dysphagia.

Published on 13th March 2019

New prison healthcare contract secured for HMP Wandsworth

We’re delighted to announce that we have secured a £12.3m contract to deliver healthcare services at HMP Wandsworth from 1 October 2019.

Published on 11th March 2019

Inspiring leaders of the future on International Women’s Day

Inspirational personal stories were shared and achievements celebrated by women working for Oxleas NHS as part of International Women’s Day.

Published on 8th March 2019

Cervical Screening

Today (5 March), Public Health England launches a new national campaign to help increase participation in the National Cervical Screening Programme.

Published on 5th March 2019

New perinatal mental health service launched today

A new specialist community perinatal mental health service has been launched today for women in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

Published on 28th February 2019

Oxleas staff survey

Thank you to everyone who took part in our annual staff survey – the results of which are published today.

Published on 26th February 2019

Governors shine spotlight on membership development

Our governors' recently took part in a membership development session to better understand our membership, who they are and the services they need from us.

Published on 22nd February 2019

Views shared at successful focus groups

Our members shared their views in abundance when they attended our annual Members’ Focus Groups last week.

Published on 20th February 2019

Women in Mental Health Conference

What’s it like to be a woman working in mental health now?

Published on 18th February 2019

Oxleas achieves Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

We have been given the Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme marking our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

It recognises the work we are doing to support ...

Published on 13th February 2019

Top Tips for Time to Talk Day

It’s Time to Talk Day - now is the time to have that conversation about mental health with colleagues, friends and family.

Published on 7th February 2019

Come and share your views at our Members’ Focus Groups

Please join us at our members’ focus groups to share your views and to learn more about the trust’s plans for the coming year.

Published on 24th January 2019

Become a Dementia Friend this New Year

At Oxleas, we are one of the Alzheimer’s Society's partners and have been busy creating Dementia Friends – a fantastic 157 to date.

Published on 8th January 2019