21st December 2012
Drama helped to get the message across at a recent event which highlighted how the length of stay has been reduced and the experience improved for people with a learning ...
18th December 2012
A team from Oxleas has shared its expertise in producing educational videos at a conference attended by healthcare professionals from across the country.
10th December 2012
Principal Speech and Language Therapist Natalie Zahn is very proud of her team at Mulgrave Early Years Centre in Woolwich. It has again gained coveted accreditation from the I CAN ...
26th November 2012
Year after year the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit, is improving the collection of prizes it gains in the annual Koestler Awards.
Patsy Fung, Head of Occupational Therapy, said ...
16th November 2012
One of our most eminent clinicians has been named Psychiatrist of the Year 2012 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE won her award in ...
9th November 2012
Remembrance Day was marked at Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill, by a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress and Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
8th November 2012
Our Older People's Mental Health Service organised an 'Out and About' event in Bromley last week - promoting independence, choice and wellbeing - and it was buzzing.
There was a really ...
29th October 2012
Following the Trust Special Administrator’s (TSA) announcement on his draft recommendations for health services in south east London, we would like to assure you that all of our services ...
26th October 2012
Black History Month was celebrated in style at the Holiday Inn, Bexley on Tuesday 23 October by staff from around the trust.
19th October 2012
In a groundbreaking move for the trust this week, we held our first ever national conference aimed at improving experience of services for people with a learning disability (LD) who ...
17th October 2012
An inspiring dance programme at our Goldie Leigh site in Abbeywood was given the thumbs up this week by Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the Big Lottery Fund.
12th October 2012
Greenwich schools involved in the MOVE programme have been awarded plaques in recent weeks. On Monday 1 October we visited a school on the Greenwich Peninsula near the O2 to ...
12th October 2012
A fun day of workshops and information stalls were on offer at an Out and About event organised by our Older People's Mental Health Services directorate on 12 October.
9th October 2012
A new Mental Health Liaison Team (MHLT) will officially start work in Bromley on Monday 15 October.
The team will provide a mental health liaison service to A&E at ...
7th October 2012
The Bracton Centre, our medium secure mental health hospital is taking part in a nationwide challenge to stop smoking. Stoptober, as the name suggests, is taking place this month.
27th September 2012
In an Olympic and Paralympic venue, with the games still fresh in people’s minds, we awarded our brightest stars of 2012 with their own gold, silver and bronze medals ...
7th September 2012
Don't you just love art? It inspires. It divides. It opens minds. It is used to help people with mental health issues.
6th September 2012
Veteran Oxleas volunteer, Peter James, has completed his 11th 125-mile sponsored walk for the Sunrise Greenwich group of Rethink.
31st August 2012
An allotment project for service users staged an open day at the plot in Eltham on 29 August. There was a BBQ and some cool jazz from a quartet of ...
30th August 2012
It'll be a matter of Life & Deaf at our 2012 Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM).
19th August 2012
The Olympic feel good factor was kept alive at the Bracton Centre - which last week staged its very own five-day long mini-Olympics.
17th August 2012
We will be launching an enhanced Integrated Children's Service in the Royal Borough of Greenwich next month. At the heart of the service will be a dedicated team of ...
7th August 2012
The trust's own Olympic heroes have been giving up their time and skills to make the Olympic Games run smoothly.
31st July 2012
Oxleas has developed a new cutting-edge, high-tech, system to record the knowledge skills and performance of all trust doctors.
30th July 2012
Oxleas has become the first in the country to achieve joint UNICEF Stage 3 Baby Friendly accreditation.
19th July 2012
It was billed as the great ‘Come Dine with Me Challenge' - two teams of cooks in competition to see who could produce the best meal.
11th July 2012
The whole country has suffered under the unending deluge of summer rain – and today’s annual Summer Festival at the Bracton Centre, our medium secure mental health hospital, was no ...
4th July 2012
NHS types are not normally that keen on guns – but that’s not always the case at the Manor Brook Medical Centre in Blackheath.
26th June 2012
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust can confirm that the community health and mental health services that we provide at Queen Mary’s Hospital,
20th June 2012
Specialist Occupational Therapist, Farnaaz Bux and the Falls Prevention Team, have been busy over last few days marking Falls Awareness Week (FAW), which ends this weekend. 'Boost your bones' is ...
13th June 2012
Staff and service users at the Bracton Centre helped to mark National Men’s Health Week (11 - 17 June 2012) with a special day of activities on Wednesday 13 June ...
7th June 2012
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations were marked in style today in two of our mental health services for older people. At the Upton Centre in Bexleyheath a special Jubilee ...
24th May 2012
The sunshine brought a record crowd to this year's Health and Wellbeing Festival at Hall Place on Tuesday this week. There was a real buzz amongst the 430 local ...
11th May 2012
Julia Ives has been named Oxleas Nurse of the Year 2012. She also won the Patient Safety award at the trust's Annual Nursing Conference which was attended by staff ...
11th May 2012
The search is on to find the outstanding teams and individuals who have improved quality and patient experience at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. Nominations are open for the Recognition Awards ...
11th May 2012
Monday 14 May sees the launch of a new peer support group from Greenwich CAMHS for teens who hear voices or see visions.
3rd May 2012
Earlier this year Oxleas Chief Executive, Stephen Firn and Medical Director, Dr Ify Okocha, wrote to people who have used our mental health services asking them to take part in ...
27th April 2012
Greenwich community learning disability team (CLDT) staff have moved into their new home at the borough's flagship Woolwich Centre building.
19th April 2012
Oxleas Music Therapy Service has been named as a runner up in the prestigious national 2012 Advancing Healthcare awards.
Special music therapist Alexia Quin and Professional Manager for Music Therapy ...
12th April 2012
Magpie Dance, a local charity for people with a learning disability, has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund through its Supporting Change and Impact funds. In an ...
29th March 2012
Staff fortunate enough to hear Baroness Neuberger talk at Oxleas’ Getting Older – Living Well conference probably expected a polished talk. What they may not have bargained for was an inspirational ...
16th March 2012
Keith Soper is Head of Compliance at Oxleas and recently, outside of work, he has been appointed to the role of Chair of the UK-wide charity for premature babies, Bliss.
16th March 2012
Erin Wright is one of YoungMinds' nine Regional VIK Support Workers and is working with our child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to improve the experience of the young ...
8th March 2012
Two Oxleas wards came together to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on Wednesday 8 March.
1st March 2012
A group of Oxleas patients were so impressed with the trust’s pulmonary rehabilitation course that they volunteered to take part in a promotional video about it.
24th February 2012
LGBT History Month takes place every year in February and is a celebration of the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. This year the trust has published a new ...
17th February 2012
The Nurse of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate nursing excellence and promotes innovative practice across the trust.
9th February 2012
On Thursday 2 February, The Sidcup Baby Café Local, was officially launched.
27th January 2012
This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and trust staff have been hard at work in the community spreading the word about the importance of regular screening.
The Bromley Community ...
25th January 2012
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published two reports on services provided by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust: Atlas House, a specialist treatment and assessment unit for adults with learning ...
20th January 2012
Healthroster is a software package that is being implemented across Oxleas to help managers effectively roster staff more efficiently to cover service needs and therefore enhance the patient experience.
19th January 2012
Earlier this week we held a focus group in Bromley to get members’ views on what they think trust priorities should be for the year 2012-13 to help develop the ...
17th January 2012
Last year’s unprecedented success by the Bracton Centre in the annual Koestler Trust Awards were celebrated at a special ceremony recently.
Service users at the Bracton Centre, Oxleas medium ...
13th January 2012
Minister of State for Care Services Paul Burstow visited Oatleigh & Oatlands Care Village in south east London recently to find out about an innovative programme for staff working with people ...
9th January 2012
Oxleas’ governors want to hear members' views on what they think trust priorities should be for the year 2012-13 to help develop the Annual Plan.