2021 news archive

Bringing Christmas cheer to our in-patients

The fantastic Voluntary Services Team at Oxleas NHS will be spreading some Christmas cheer to our in-patients on Christmas morning by presenting them with gifts.

Published on 24th December 2021

New appointments to Oxleas Board of Directors

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce three new appointments to our Board of Directors.

Published on 9th December 2021

Taking forward Our Strategy 2021-4 with Great Out Of Hospital Care

Earlier this year, we launched Our Strategy 2021-24, which identified three big priorities. The second of these is providing Great Out of Hospital Care.

Published on 2nd December 2021

Who’s behind the door today?

In the build-up to the festive season, we've created an Oxleas advent calendar bursting with our lovely colleagues sharing their Christmas messages.

Published on 1st December 2021

Rising star recognition for CAMHS nurse Shanice

Huge congratulations to Shanice Enoe, one of our wonderful CAMHS nurses, who has been highly commended for a rising star nursing award.

Published on 26th November 2021

Everybody Come Flu Fighting!

It’s flu jab season and we’re rolling out the red carpet today to premiere our all-new flu film and encourage staff, patients and service users to ‘come flu ...

Published on 22nd November 2021

You are not meant to be happy. So stop trying!

That's what the evidence in Dr Rafa Euba's latest book tells us. Through a series of conversations with his patients - some funny, others poignant - Rafa reflects on the ...

Published on 19th November 2021

Celebrating International AHP Day with a difference

Did you know that Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) are the second largest clinical workforce in the NHS and that we have more than 400 amongst our workforce? 

Published on 18th November 2021

Understanding safeguarding to protect society's most vulnerable

Safeguarding is protecting an adult or a child’s right to live in safety and free from abuse and neglect.

Published on 16th November 2021

Sign up to practise self care for life

When was the last time you took some time out to look out for you and your own mental and physical health and wellbeing?

Published on 15th November 2021

Join the fight against NHS fraud

Fraud is estimated to cost the NHS more than £1bn each year – enough to pay for more than 40,000 nurses.

Published on 15th November 2021

Nightingale Mental Health Team Wins National Award

The mental health team that supported healthcare staff, at London’s Nightingale Hospital, as they cared for patients during the covid-19 pandemic, has been awarded ‘Team of the Year’ by ...

Published on 11th November 2021

Local schools benefit from Oxleas IT donations

Local South East London schools are benefiting from a donation of surplus IT equipment from Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. The iPads were no longer compatible with Oxleas’ systems so the ...

Published on 8th November 2021

Shadow Executive completes first successful year

Oxleas' Shadow Executive 2021 has been a great success with the 12 members of staff taking part in it finding it an extremely positive experience. 

Published on 4th November 2021

South London Listens Action Plan

Launched in 2020, South London Listens is a partnership of the three mental health Trusts - South London and Maudsley, South West London and St Georges and Oxleas NHS with local ...

Published on 28th October 2021

Boost your immunity

Our flu vaccination programme is gathering pace and our colleagues continue to seize their opportunity to protect themselves and boost their immunity this winter.

Published on 27th October 2021

Support Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day

Today (15 October 2021) is Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day – the day to raise awareness nationally about this often hidden condition which affects as many as two students in every ...

Published on 15th October 2021

Celebrate Black History Month at our BAMEx event

October is Black History Month and our BAMEx staff network would like to invite colleagues to their annual Black History Month event.

Published on 15th October 2021

Don’t miss Jesca’s Black History Month blog

One of our inspirational nurses, who has been named a Rising Star of 2021 by the Royal College of Nursing, is the feature of this month’s NHSE blog in ...

Published on 12th October 2021

Oxleas welcomes Kenyan Ministry of Health and High Commissioner

We’re sharing healthcare innovation globally and were excited to welcome the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the High Commissioner for the UK on a recent visit to the Bracton ...

Published on 11th October 2021

Calling all nurses! Develop your career with us

We have an exciting opportunity for nurses who are looking to develop their career. Whether you are currently working as a nurse, are a student nurse, or even aspire to ...

Published on 5th October 2021

Oxleas nurses are Rising Stars of 2021

Two of our inspirational nurses have today (1 October 2021) been announced as Rising Stars of 2021 by the Royal College of Nursing. 

Jesca Gudza, emigrated from Zimbabwe to help ...

Published on 1st October 2021

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

This year our AMM will be held on Wednesday 29 September 2021 from 2-3pm.

Published on 27th September 2021

We're recruiting a new chief executive

At Oxleas NHS, we're looking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer to lead our high performing and financially stable foundation trust as we enter a new ambitious stage in ...

Published on 23rd September 2021

Search is on for new Non-Executive Director at Oxleas

We are looking for a new Non-Executive Director to join the team and work with colleagues to help take Oxleas from Good to Great and promote the interests of our ...

Published on 14th September 2021

World Childless Week

This week (13 to 19 September 2021) we are marking World Childless Week.

Published on 13th September 2021

Start a conversation on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today (10 September 2021) is World Suicide Prevention Day – an opportunity for organisations and communities to come together to raise awareness of suicide and take action to create a world ...

Published on 10th September 2021

Pride NHS

This week is the first ever national Pride in the NHS Week and a programme of events, organised by NHS England and Improvement, will culminate in the NHS Virtual Pride ...

Published on 6th September 2021

Meet our Cardiac Rehabilitation Team

Last week our Cardiac Rehabilitation team, based at Queen Mary's hospital, made the much-needed return to socially distanced face-to-face classes.

You can view the full video here to see ...

Published on 2nd September 2021

Sean hopes the Arrival of Oliver will inspire those in despair

Used to lots of attention from others, Sean Kingwell described himself as a ‘cocky, confident, but loveable teenager’ – but all that changed when he reached the age of eighteen, when ...

Published on 25th August 2021

New interim Chief Executive for Oxleas

We’re delighted that Dr Ify Okocha has taken up the role as our interim Chief Executive Officer. 

Published on 24th August 2021

Oxleas joins wave of Veteran Aware trusts improving Armed Forces care

Oxleas NHS has joined a wave of Veteran Aware trusts who are working hard to improve care for our Armed Forces community.

Published on 12th August 2021

Learning disability nurses ease the anxiety around hospital visits

Being in hospital can be a stressful and anxious time for anyone, especially if you are staying for an operation. If you have additional needs, for example a learning disability ...

Published on 30th July 2021

Chief Nurse for London is full of admiration for our nurses

There’s little doubt that our nursing community at Oxleas have been through a tough 16 months - so a recent visit from Martin Machray, the Joint Chief Nurse for NHSE ...

Published on 28th July 2021

Over 18? Get vaccinated at the Valley this weekend

Get back to doing all the things you’ve missed, as soon as possible and book your Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Charlton Athletic Football Club on Saturday 24 July 2021 ...

Published on 22nd July 2021

Come fly a kite to support those with Sickle Cell Disease

The weather is perfect for a summer picnic in the park this weekend! Join an event in Greenwich Park which has been organised for children and families living with Sickle ...

Published on 15th July 2021

Farewell to Oxleas Chief Executive Matthew Trainer

We are sorry to announce that Matthew Trainer will be leaving Oxleas to take up a new role as Chief Executive for Queen’s and King George Hospitals at Barking ...

Published on 9th July 2021

GP DPR: new patient data collection system coming soon

A new system, to be introduced in September, will gather patient data held by GP surgeries in England, and feed it into a central NHS database. 

Published on 30th June 2021

Help to champion Veterans in our workforce

Armed Forces Week will culminate in a day of celebration on Saturday for Armed Forces Day. The armed services commit some of their freedoms to the service of their country ...

Published on 24th June 2021

Health Based Place of Safety Anniversary

It’s been a year since our Health Based Place of Safety (HBPoS) first opened its doors to patients in crisis, providing a safe and serene place for assessment, away ...

Published on 23rd June 2021

Celebrating our armed forces and helping our Veterans

This week is national Armed Forces Week. It is a time to celebrate our armed forces and culminates in Armed Forces Day, which always falls on the last Saturday in ...

Published on 22nd June 2021

Giant jab clinics at sports clubs and festivals launched to help get London vaccinated

The capital is set to see super-sized Covid-19 vaccination events happening this weekend as part of a drive to protect Londoners.

Published on 18th June 2021

Safe and well-led findings at Oxleas welcomed by CQC

Our older people’s mental health services have been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 

Published on 18th June 2021

Let’s get arty for Learning Disability Week

This week is Learning Disability Week and the theme for this year is art and creativity. 

Published on 16th June 2021

Join us for our Council of Governors meeting on Thursday

We will be holding our 61st meeting of the Council of Governors this week. 

Published on 16th June 2021

A year of Building a Fairer Oxleas

We're celebrating a year of Building a Fairer Oxleas where across the whole trust we've been taking steps to make Oxleas an even better place to work.

Published on 15th June 2021

Oxleas / CACT Football Tournament

A football tournament was hosted by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) in late May 2021 to say thank you to Oxleas staff for their work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published on 10th June 2021

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

The deadline for applications to join our fantastic team of governors is almost here.

Nominations close tomorrow (Wednesday 9 June 2021) at 5pm.

Published on 8th June 2021

Join our Bexley ResearchNet open day

One of our visions, captured in our new strategy, is for a ‘nothing about us without us’ approach to the delivery of patient care. To do this, we plan to ...

Published on 2nd June 2021

South London Listens - giving everyone a voice

Community leaders from across South London invite you to the South London Listens mental health summit on Wednesday 16 June 2021 where they will present urgent actions to tackle the ...

Published on 18th May 2021

Meet Mason our therapy dog

For some patients, the idea of a reciprocal and rewarding relationship with another human being is totally alien - previous relationships with other people have been difficult and often harmful experiences.

Published on 17th May 2021

National Day for Staff Networks

Today is the National Day for Staff Networks and to celebrate, we’re announcing the launch of two new staff networks of our own to further support our staff.

Published on 12th May 2021

Nursing the world back to health

Join colleagues today (12 May) to celebrate International Nursing Day 2021 and recognise all our inspirational nurses and the fantastic work they do across the trust. 

Published on 12th May 2021

Dying matters – it’s time to have those difficult conversations

Dying Matters Awareness Week offers us all an opportunity to open up conversation around the difficult subjects of dying, death and bereavement.  

Published on 10th May 2021

Inspirational community nurses featured on Sky News

Our fabulous community nursing teams and the inspirational work they do was featured in a Sky News broadcast at the weekend.

Published on 30th April 2021

It’s not OK - reducing violence towards our staff

We’re working hard to reduce violence and aggression towards our staff and have joined forces with the Metropolitan Police to encourage the reporting and investigation of incidents.

Published on 23rd April 2021

Our new strategy for 2021-24

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Our Next Step discussions last year to learn what was important to you and how you thought Oxleas should develop in ...

Published on 9th April 2021

Join us in a national day of reflection on 23 March 2021

The ‘National Day of Reflection’, which is being held by Marie Curie, will take place on Tuesday 23 March 2021 – the one year anniversary of the UK going into the ...

Published on 22nd March 2021

Oxleas Global Nursing Conference 2021

We’re excited to be sharing innovation internationally when we host our first ever global nursing conference on Wednesday 17 March 2021.

Published on 15th March 2021

Our feedback in the NHS Staff Survey

Thank you to everyone who took part in the NHS Staff Survey last year – we know it was hard to find the time to do this at such a busy ...

Published on 15th March 2021

National No Smoking Day - It's never too late to quit

Today (10 March) is National No Smoking Day – an annual health awareness day which encourages the nation’s smokers to make an attempt to quit on the second Wednesday of ...

Published on 10th March 2021

Join us for our Board of Directors' meeting

We’re now holding our Board of Directors’ meetings virtually due to restrictions imposed during the current Covid-19 pandemic. 

Published on 2nd March 2021

Eating Disorders Awareness Week summit

The first week of March is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which aims to put a spotlight on eating disorders in order to raise awareness, and educate on the need ...

Published on 26th February 2021

Sky News visits Oxleas Mental Health Services

Sky News is today (12/2/2021) featuring our mental health services, following a visit from their health correspondent, Ashish Joshi, to Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.

Published on 12th February 2021

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week: hear from our apprentices

This week is the 14th National Apprenticeship Week and its theme is ‘Build the Future’. 

Published on 11th February 2021

It's time to talk...

It’s Time to Talk Day today (4 February) and more important than ever to have that conversation about mental health with colleagues, friends and family.

Published on 4th February 2021

Trust Shadow Executive gets underway

Our new Shadow Executive is now up and running and members took part this month in giving feedback to the Executive Team for the first time. 

Published on 27th January 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

We’ve had a fantastic response from colleagues to our COVID-19 vaccination programme, who are all keen to take their first step towards immunisation. 

Published on 15th January 2021

Oxleas launches staff Covid vaccination programme

Our staff vaccination programme at Oxleas started successfully this week. Over the next few days, we will be undertaking the first 900 vaccinations for colleagues working in our mental health ...

Published on 14th January 2021

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. 

As a result of this, we are now holding ...

Published on 12th January 2021

Building A Fairer Oxleas

Oxleas is committed to being a great place to work, whilst delivering excellent care and improving lives. 

Published on 4th January 2021