2020 news archive

Join the South London Listens campaign

We at Oxleas, alongside our partners in the South London Partnership, want to connect with thousands of people across south London through the South London Listens campaign. 

Published on 11th December 2020

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

The first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has begun.  Please help the NHS and do not contact your GP surgery asking for a vaccination.  The NHS will be ...

Published on 11th December 2020

Join us for our Council of Governors meeting on Thursday

We will be holding our 59th meeting of the Council of Governors this week.

Published on 8th December 2020

College partners with NHS to support its ‘mission-critical’ vaccine roll out

London South East Colleges has been selected as a partner by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust to support the imminent roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Published on 3rd December 2020

Community Champions

We’re seeking community spirited people to join a team of champions in helping to share key information and advice about coronavirus.

Published on 27th November 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

Today (20 November) is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), that honours the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Published on 20th November 2020

Raising awareness of fraud within the NHS

This week is international Fraud Awareness Week – a time when the NHS Counter Fraud Authority aims to raise awareness of fraud among NHS staff.

Published on 16th November 2020

Protect yourself this winter

Each year, the flu kills on average 11,000 people and hospitalises thousands more. This year it’s more important than ever for people at risk to get their free ...

Published on 13th November 2020

Inclusive communication for all: New Communication Access Symbol launched today

A new disability symbol is being launched today to make life easier and more equitable for those living with a communication difficulty across the UK.

Published on 12th November 2020

Urgent south London Covid-19 preventing a mental health crisis summit

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership, together with our partners including local authorities and community organisations, are holding an urgent virtual summit to work together to protect our ...

Published on 9th November 2020

Recognition Awards 2020: Who are our winners?

Our Recognition Awards are now just days away – we’ll be revealing this year’s winners in a special broadcast on Friday (6 November).

Published on 4th November 2020

Join us for our Board of Directors’ meeting

We’ve changed the way we hold our Board of Directors’ meetings due to restrictions imposed during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Published on 4th November 2020

New Director of Therapies appointed

Neil Springham, currently Trustwide Head of Arts Therapists and Lead for Psychological Therapies in Bromley, has been appointed as our new Director of Therapies. He will replace Dr Michael Witney ...

Published on 3rd November 2020

Show your support on Purple Tuesday

Today (Tuesday 3 November) is Purple Tuesday and Oxleas has signed up to support the day by asking colleagues to wear something purple (uniform permitting).

Published on 3rd November 2020

Please join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM)

This year our AMM will be held on Thursday 19 November 2020 from 2-3pm.

Published on 29th October 2020

Share caring experiences with peer support group in Greenwich

The Greenwich Carer Peer Support Group offers a safe space in the borough for those who care for someone with mental health needs to share stories and experiences.

Published on 28th October 2020

Have you had your flu jab?

Flu can be horrible for young children and they can easily pass it on to those around them who could be vulnerable - even if they don't show any symptoms ...

Published on 27th October 2020

Urgent South London Covid-19 preventing a mental health crisis summit

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership, together with our partners including local authorities and community organisations, invite you to take part in an urgent virtual summit to work ...

Published on 27th October 2020

Speak Up Month 2020 - promoting freedom to speak up

October is Speak Up Month – a great opportunity to reflect on the importance of speaking up and the options available to us to do this. 

Published on 19th October 2020

District nurse Melvina named a ‘Rising Star’

Huge congratulations to Melvina Stober, one of our fantastic district nurse team leaders, who has been named a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) ‘Rising Star’.

Published on 13th October 2020

We're here for you

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is held on 10 October every year, to raise awareness of mental health around the world and build support for mental health issues.

Published on 7th October 2020

Together we can beat this

Oxleas NHS staff have joined forces to create some powerful posters to support awareness of the important message to always wear a mask in all of our sites.

Published on 24th September 2020

Join us for our Council of Governors meeting on Thursday

We will be holding our 58th meeting of the Council of Governors this week.

Published on 15th September 2020

It’s time to #AskAboutAsthma

The Healthy London Partnership’s #AskAboutAsthma campaign will return for a fourth year this month to improve the lives of young people in the time of COVID-19.

Published on 11th September 2020

Latest Oxleas Annual Report – available now!

As we were collating this annual report, we faced the most significant challenge our society has experienced for a generation.

Published on 8th September 2020

Join us on Thursday for our Board of Directors’ meeting

We’ve changed the way we hold our Board of Directors’ meetings due to restrictions imposed during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Published on 2nd September 2020

Have you got what it takes to be a governor at Oxleas?

Our 37 governors come from all walks of life. Their common ground is an interest in Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

Published on 18th August 2020

New digital scanner for Queen Mary’s Hospital

A new state-of-the art, digital PET-CT facility is now open at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

Published on 11th August 2020

Who’s your healthcare hero? Nominate now in our Recognition Awards

During recent months, more than ever before, how we deliver and receive healthcare has changed.

We have all had to adapt quickly to find innovative new ways of working to ...

Published on 24th July 2020

Welcome to Oxwide – view our first broadcast

This is the first of our Oxwide webcasts – a new way for us to share news and helpful tips and information with our colleagues at Oxleas. 

Published on 21st July 2020

I would like to thank...

Sunday 5 July 2020 is the NHS' birthday. This year has been, without a doubt, the most challenging year for the NHS and 5 July will be a moment for ...

Published on 30th June 2020

We're supporting Pride 2020!

Pride season is the highlight of the LGBT+ calendar, when Oxleas marches to celebrate who we are and that we stand together with all our colleagues.

Published on 19th June 2020

Supporting friendship in LD Awareness Week

This week is Learning Disability Awareness Week and the theme for this year is ‘friendship during lockdown’.

Published on 17th June 2020

Shine a light on our carers

This week is Carers Week which aims to make caring visible and highlight the challenges faced by the 6.5m people who are caring, unpaid, for others who rely on ...

Published on 8th June 2020

Join us to support Breastfeeding Celebration Week

This week is Breastfeeding Celebration Week and the theme this year is supporting breastfeeding during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published on 2nd June 2020

Looking after you during Mental Health Awareness Week

Infectious disease outbreaks, like the Coronavirus pandemic, can be scary and can affect not only our physical health, but our mental wellbeing too.

Published on 20th May 2020

Join us in celebration of our nurses

Today (12 May 2020) is International Nurses Day and at Oxleas, we will be joining the rest of the world to celebrate the contribution that our nurses make to lives ...

Published on 12th May 2020

Watch our Board of Directors’ meetings live

We’re changing the way we hold our Board of Directors’ meetings due to restrictions which have been imposed during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Published on 5th May 2020

Maintaining support during the pandemic

Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, we had been offering ongoing support to over 600 people, many diagnosed with personality disorder, through an innovative membership based approach called SUN.

Published on 4th May 2020

Oxleas Chief Executive to help run new NHS Nightingale Hospital

As part of the efforts for everyone across the NHS to pull together to deal with Covid-19, our Chief Executive, Matthew Trainer, has been seconded to help run the NHS ...

Published on 30th March 2020

Visitors to wards

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, our wards are now closed to visitors.

Published on 25th March 2020

Start your stop smoking journey today

Stopping smoking is good for your physical and mental health!

Published on 11th March 2020

Coronavirus testing

As part of the national response to the coronavirus outbreak, Oxleas NHS nurses have been carrying out testing in the community, at the homes of those who have been referred ...

Published on 9th March 2020

Drop-in café supports people with Parkinson’s

Drop-in sessions for people with Parkinson’s, their families and friends are held monthly in Blackfen.

Published on 21st February 2020

Dr Morgan named as our ‘education hero’ of the year

Congratulations to Dr Ehab Morgan who has been awarded a special commendation as Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust's Education Hero for 2019/20.

Published on 18th February 2020

Oxleas leads the way with new AHP preceptorship programme

Oxleas is leading the way with the launch of our new preceptorship programme for allied health professionals (AHPs) from across London.

Published on 17th February 2020

What’s next for Our Next Step?

Hear from Chief Executive, Matthew Trainer, about the fantastic responses we’ve had already to the Our Next Step campaign, and what’s next.

Published on 13th February 2020

Have your say – Oxleas’ service user and carer survey

Do you use, or care for someone using Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust services?

Published on 4th February 2020

Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Share your stories

2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and at Oxleas NHS, we will be taking part in celebrating and renewing perceptions of the professions among our services in ...

Published on 3rd February 2020

Join us for our latest webinar

Our live webinars are another way for you to have your say – and our next one will be on air on Friday 31 January 2020 at 1pm.

Published on 28th January 2020

SMaRT garage – at your service!

SMaRT garage services is an award-winning social enterprise run by First Step Trust.

Published on 14th January 2020