South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
(SWLSTG) serves more than 1.2 million people across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.
The Trust employs more than 2,000 staff who provide care and treatment to more than 20,000 people from South West London and beyond at any given moment. We received a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following their inspection of our services in 2019. They confirmed that we have maintained and strengthened our ‘Good’ rating across all areas.
The Trust has a long history of innovation that has helped to redefine the mental health landscape in the UK.
We are a multi-award-winning organisation, including:
- Our innovative Lotus Assessment Suite, which was named Regional Champion for the ‘Excellence in Healthcare’ Award in the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2019.
The NHS Parliamentary Awards are an annual celebration of talent and innovation within the NHS and Members of Parliament are asked to nominate individuals or teams within their area. Stephen Hammond, Member of Parliament for Wimbledon, nominated Lotus for its innovation toward patient care.
- Merton Citizens were finalists in the Guardian Public Sector Awards 2019 Public Health and Wellbeing category after working closely with the Trust and the citizens of Merton to raise awareness of Mental Health and improve access to support for Mental Health conditions.
- The Trust’s Quality Improvement and Innovation (QII) Steering Group won the Team of the Year award from the Arrhythmia Alliance as they were lauded for their work creating a programme to quickly and easily screen for Atrial Fibrillation, a serious heart condition, amongst service users, carers and staff.
Our Trust is on a journey from good to excellent and our staff survey results improve each year. Our Mental Health services have been provided from the main Trust Headquarters in the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting – for more than 160 years. but we also provide services in many other community locations throughout London and the South East - major inpatient services from Tolworth Hospital in Kingston, and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton.
As well as providing local services we are recognised as a beacon of excellence for national Mental Health Services including Eating Disorders, Deaf Services, OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
We’re proud of our history but we are much more interested in our future. We are transforming our services and modernising our estate with a £150million programme which will provide two state-of-the art mental health facilities.
We are a modern and forward-thinking mental health organisation that really cares for our staff, patients and community, delivering services across five clinically led service lines:
- Acute and Urgent Care Services
- Community Services (for adults largely of working age)
- Cognition and Mental Health in Ageing Services
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
- Forensic, National and Specialist Services.
With more than 100 clinical teams across the Trust, you will have the opportunity to work with highly motivated and dedicated professionals, including doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, psychotherapists and psychologists; so your work will have a real impact.
We believe that good staff and good patient experience go hand in hand and the people who work with us are at the very heart of delivering an excellent service to our patients.
We are at the heart of a ground-breaking partnership with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust which is radically improving services across the South London system. The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP) allows for excellent partnership opportunities across the mental health system and is now seen as blueprint for Mental Health Trusts across the country. Through this collaboration, we continue to see smarter, more joined up ways of working which are driving up quality while driving down costs and ensuring consistency for the people of South London.
Our very wide range of job roles and opportunities combined with our reputation for excellence in Mental Health services make us an attractive place to work. We are always searching for staff who embody our values and are innovative, adaptable and committed to providing our patients with superior, evidence-based care.
As a teaching Trust, we also provide education, training and research in partnership with a number of universities including St George’s University of London, Kingston University London, London South Bank University, King’s College London, University of Surrey, The Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology and Brunel University London.
We work closely with our educational partners to drive research, education and training. Our affiliated university is St George’s University London which nominates a Non-Executive Director onto our Board.
We recognise that our staff are the cornerstone of the organisation, responsible for delivering the very quality and excellence we promise. Making make sure that our staff are supported with clear roles and responsibilities; fair workloads; fair pay and conditions; and strong education and training is right at the heart of our mission.
All our staff embody our values
: they are compassionate, open, respectful, consistent and team-oriented.
That’s why we invest in our people.
By coming to work with us you will be at the heart of an organisation with a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation in healthcare.
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