Welcome to West London NHS Trust
Speaking to those who are considering applying for a role at West London NHS Trust, CEO Carolyn Regan said:
“Our vision is to be an outstanding healthcare provider, with a primary focus on caring for people with mental health problems. However, we are increasingly combining mental healthcare with physical healthcare as often the two are linked. For example depression can often lead to obesity and related conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, or vice versa.
“Our Trust is involved in many highly innovative projects, working in collaboration with a wide range of other partners. For example, we have been chosen to lead one of only six pilots nationwide to test a new integrated mental healthcare model for children and young people in crisis.
“Our recently launched Single Point of Access helpline, is available to anyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is a vital lifeline for those who may be having a mental health crisis and has already helped to save lives. Not only is it used by members of the public who need help, it is also a useful resource for GPs, the police, social workers, ambulance crews and paramedics.
“Our high security hospital – Broadmoor – is known around the world for being a centre of excellence and regularly attracts high profile visitors from across the UK and abroad. It is one of only three high secure hospitals in England. We are in the process of building an entirely new Broadmoor hospital next to the old hospital buildings. The new Broadmoor will open in 2017.
“We are also working ever more closely with people who use our services – our experts by experience – in an innovative co-production model where decisions are taken jointly and in partnership with patients and carers, so that we really are meeting their needs and wishes.
“So from helping people to quit smoking, to helping new mums cope with post natal depression, supporting those suffering dementia and their carers, to treating patients with more severe mental health needs in secure in-patient settings, our trust covers the whole spectrum of mental health needs across three large and diverse London boroughs.
“If you are successful and gain a role at West London NHS Trust, we will invest in your development and look to build your skills so we can all provide the highest quality care and treatment. We will support innovation and energy during your career.
“Recruiting and holding onto our staff is absolutely critical to us achieving our mission. That is why we are always looking for ways to better support and develop our staff. We take personal development very seriously because we know that investing in our people improves the experience of the patients and service users who use our services.
“We are committed to developing clinical leaders and we have an established in-house development programme to invest in the future of clinical leadership within the trust. We are also a hugely diverse organisation, which we proudly celebrate.
“Our job is to promote health and wellbeing together and every member of staff throughout the organisation is key to achieving that. We want to work with people who are passionate about providing high quality care and improving the lives of people who live with mental health problems.
“If you are successful in gaining a post with us, I look forward to welcoming you at one of our monthly induction meetings when you join the Trust.”
As a Trust we like to present a united workforce and as a result, we provide a two day induction at Broadmoor Hospital to ensure that everyone feels welcome and part of one Trust. The Induction will include a series of talks, fire-safety and first aid training as well stalls where you have the chance to find out more about different part of the trust. Read more