Annual Members' Meeting (AMM) 2010

The Annual Members' Meeting (AMM) was once again held in the Indigo2 Arena at the O2 in Greenwich on Wednesday 29 September 2010.

Performances by the Harmony Choir were fitting ways to open and close the trust’s AMM. The choir was set up by Oxleas in partnership with Community Options (Bromley based mental health charity) and Making Music (a 75 year old charity). The singers include people who have experienced mental ill-health and the choir is a way for them to meet people, overcome social isolation and improve their health and wellbeing.

There was lots to occupy the 450 people who attended the AMM. There were vibrant stalls manned by enthusiastic staff covering the range of Oxleas services and Greenwich Community Health Services, which are due to join the trust in 2011.

Visitors also had the chance to get advice on health and oral hygiene including: blood pressure; height and weight; girth measurement; body mass index and a diabetes risk check. Dogon music gave people the chance to relax and play the African drums.

AMM 2010 - The forensic service demonstrate the Hearing Voices simulator.

As usual, a highlight of the occasion was the Recognition Awards presentations to staff that have made outstanding contributions to the work of the trust over the last year.
Chief Executive Stephen Firn described the last twelve months as "a really positive year." He said that feedback from patients, carers and staff is "the most important way of measuring our services" and in the last year the trust has been named the best NHS organisation in London to work for (and the fourth best in the country) and received its best ever results in the National Patient Survey. 

Presentations also focused on anticipated changes within the NHS due to the economic situation and the new Government.

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