Recite Me

Need a translation? Visit health information in other languages. If you need urgent help, call NHS 111 - tell them you need a translator.

Need help finding us? Click here

Coronavirus: Wash hands, cover face, make space…. Find our Covid-19 information and updates here.

  • QA2021 web

    Nominations are now open 

    This is your chance to nominate our outstanding staff and recognise them for everything that they do. Nominations are now open until 29 October.

  • Covid banner

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for patients and visitors

    You can find up to date information on Trust services as well as NHS advice and guidance and links to other national and local support resources. 

    Find out more

  • charity web

    Hospital Rooms auction raises thousands for new Springfield Hospital artwork

    South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust together with the charity Hospital Rooms have partnered with internationally renowned art gallery...

    Find out more

  • summit 2020 photos

    South London Listens – Mental ill health prevention and recovery community summit 

    NHS mental health trusts and councils promised action to limit the pandemic’s long-term impact on the wellbeing of south Londoners at a virtual community summit this week.

    Find out more


Estate Modernisation Programme latest

Get up to speed on this month's developments from the Trust’s Estate Modernisation Programme (EMP),

EMP is one key part of the Trust's Integrated Programme and is delivering new mental health facilities alongside main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine and master developer Springfield and Tolworth Estates Partnership as part of a new 'Springfield Village'. 

As part of this, works have been progressing at pace on the development of two new facilities at Springfield University Hospital. Set to be delivered in 2022, these will help us to deliver the most modern mental healthcare in the country. 

Alongside this new and refurbished facilities are planned at Barnes Hospital and Richmond Royal in Richmond and Tolworth Hospital in Kingston.

Overall the Programme represents major innovation and investment in our local communities - by 2024 it will help transform mental health services in south west London.

September 2021

Sp 8.jpeg

In September the first of a series of visits with local MPs began at Springfield to give a behind the scenes view of developments on our new mental health facilities. 

Sutton and Merton MPs, Elliot Colburn and Stephen Hammond, visited Trinity and Shaftesbury Building as they approach a year to go until completion. Whilst on site they als visited some of the new residential units, and  the Trust’s National Deaf Service on Bluebell Ward, meeting staff and finding out more about the 

Commetning on the visits, Vanessa Ford, Chief Executive of South West London and St George’s said, “Through all the challenges we have faced in the past 18 months, delivering the very best care for our patients has remained our top priority.specialist care provided.

“At their core, the investments we are bringing forward are about improving the lives of our patients, our carers and anyone who com

“A huge thank you to our local leaders for joining us this week and engaging with our vision to make life better together for people across our communities.”es into contact with, or works in, our services. We are excited about the future of mental health services in South West London and the long-term impact these innovations will have on the communities we serve as we work together to reduce the stigma surrounding mental ill health.  

August 2021 

hospital rooms

Arts and mental health charity Hospital Rooms returned to Springfield in August to lead a Summer Art School at the Recovery College. They partnered with some fantastic Wandsworth cultural organisations including Matt's Gallery, National Opera Studio, Ubuntu Museum and International Curators Forum to bring a wide variety of creative sessions to students. From watercolour and collage to singing and storytelling, the workshops provided an opportunity for people to try new things and express themselves through a range of different mediums. 

‘The Summer School was packed with colour, laughter and creativity thanks to Hospital Rooms and all the artistic teams who offered their time and expertise to make the week such a success. Music filled the rooms and the sound of people chatting away so engrossed in their artwork was a real delight in these tough times.  All the artists and staff showed great care, excitement and knowledge in their different areas of interest, creating a safe space for people to dip their toes into creative techniques they’ve never tried before. We can’t wait for our next collaboration with Hospital Rooms, when we’ll be working closely with them on the look and feel of our space within the brand new hospital currently under construction.’ Lindsay Fox and Owen Reilly, Recovery College.

Hospital Rooms will be back in the autumn with more creative opportunities for people in preparation for their ‘Season of Creativity’ in January to April 2022 when they will lead over 60 workshops across inpatient, outpatient and wider services to inform the artwork created for the new Springfield Hospital.

July 2021

Earlier this year the Trust ran a community competition to name our new forensic and non-forensic buildings being built at Springfield with a judging panel selecting the top entries.

We are delighted to announce that the winning nomination for our new forensic building is... ‘Shaftesbury Building’! 

Our panel loved this entry which continues from the name of the current building for our forensic services. We felt that this would help service users continue to navigate the new estate layout easily and provide a seamless link from the old to new look Springfield Hospital. 

For our non-forensic building, our judges were split between two choices, ‘Tota', the Anglo-Saxon name for Tooting, which has clear links to the location of Springfield Hospital, and ‘Trinity’. Tooting Bec Station was originally named ‘Trinity Road Station’, which again has close links to the Trust geographically. 

After polling our community.. 'Trinity' has come out on top with 57% of the public vote! 

Thank you gain to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners who submitted these entries - we will be in touch with you in due course to arrange a prize tour of the facilities, which are scheduled to open in 2022.

May 2021

Over the Spring we welcomed Arts and Mental Health Charity Hospital Rooms back to Springfield. The charity will be working with our community of service users, staff and carers to create the art work for our new hospital buildings over the next two years.  

Hosp rooms insite

To begin this process, they visited a variety of wards during a week-long Arts Festival. Hospital Rooms led an art workshops including painting, patterning and designing.

The sessions was led by professional artists, peer tutors and the Hospital Rooms team.This was the very first step in an exciting process of co-production to ensure our new facilities are decorated in line with service user needs.

There will be a variety of opportunities for service users, staff and the community to attend art workshops and collaborate with the Hospital Rooms team in the coming months, which we will publicise through this newsletter, our social media accounts and our website.

If you’d like to get in touch and learn more, please email


April 2021

MLBT 2021

On Wednesday 14 April, we hosted a virtual community engagement event to share more on our Integrated Programme and our broader vision for mental health services in South West London.

As part of this work, the development of a new ‘Springfield Village’ is well underway dleivering a new mixed-use community incorporating new mental health facilities and hundreds of new homes in a parkland setting. Further developments are also planned at Richmond Royal and Barnes Hospital in Richmond, and Tolworth Hospital in Kingston as part of our Estate Modernisation Programme.

Since works commenced in January 2020, the construction of our two new mental health facilities at Springfield has progressed at pace. With just over a year to go until their completion, we came together at this event to reflect and celebrate all the hard work that has helped us to get to this point and share more on innovations happening across the Trust.


February/March 2021

HangoutTogether with our construciton partners STEP and Sir Rober McAlpline, the Trust has launched a new programme of activities for local schools to take advantage of learning opportunities linked to the development of Springfield Village. 

This includes work experience opportunities, a competition to design a youth  'hangout' shelter in the new park, and submitting artwork to brighten up the green hoardings on site at Springfield.


January 2021 

Director for the Integrated Programme, Ian Garlington, kicked off the year by sharing his thoughts on the progress to date in the first of a new blog series hosted here.

IG blog

December 2020

December saw the launch of a new competition inviting staff as well as patients, service users and members of the public to help us find names for our our new buildings.

We are for looking nominations that:

  • Reflect the history of the area/ landmarks
  • Reflect the history of inspiring local people from the past or present
  • Reflect a key influence within Mental Health Services (Similar to how existing buildings have been named in the past)

Find out more about the competition and how to enter here. The closing deadline is 31 March 2021. 

Building naming4

November 2020

Works have continued onsite on the development of our two new state-of-the-art facilities, which are on track to be delivered towards the end of 2022.

Have a look at exactly what’s been happening recently below:


This month members of staff from our Lavender Ward also took part in a site tour to check out their future home.

Lavender ward tour 08.12.20

Here’s what Matron, Gina and Ward Manager, Collen had to say onsite:   


October 2020

Our Chief Executive Vanessa and Non-Executive Director Juliet Armstrong were on site earlier this month to check out the progress at Springfield on our new forensic and non-forensic buildings. Hear what they had to say about the view from the ground in this video.


 Our construction partners Sir Robert McAlpine talked Vanessa through parts of the facade and how our new inpatient rooms will be set out. 



September 2020

Following final approval in early 2020, and a brief pause in April as adjustments were made to accommodate new health and safety guidance, work on the Trust’s Estate Modernisation Programme has progressed at pace over the summer.

New structures are sprouting up at Springfield and various areas of the grounds are being secured to make way for modern inpatient facilities that are fit for purpose; giving people the best chance to recover in the best environment. The new facilities will support staff to deliver outstanding care and will be sustainable for the NHS for generations to come.

We also welcome Ian Garlington as the Trust's new Integrated Programme Director.

Find more information about the development including the latest happening onsite on the Springfield and Tolworth Estates Partnership (STEP) website: 

Contact Us

To find out more information on our plan to invest in new mental health services please contact us using the details below.


Post: Estate Modernisation Programme, Newton Building 3, Entrance 2 Ground Floor, Springfield University Hospital, 61 Glenburnie Road, London SW17 7DJ

February 2021 

Remote consultations in mental health webinar - learning from evaluation in South London

COVID-19 turbo charged use of video consultations in clinical practice. This webinar is co-hosted with the Health Innovation Network (HIN), drawing on its research across South London into remote consultations and their impact. It takes place on Tuesday 9 March, from 12 to 1pm. More information:

The event will cover areas including:

  • Are remote consultation effective for staff and service users?
  • What the evidence tells us from the HIN research
  • The human factors influencing uptake and delivery
  • How do we tackle digital exclusion?

It will feature clinicians, digital specialists, Lived Experience Practitioners, academic experts and others, aiming to help inform online clinical practice. HIN research details:

January 2021

Provider Collaboratives Quality Start-Up Summit

Clinicians from Adult Eating Disorders, CAMHS and Forensic services - including the independent sector - came together to start developing quality monitoring, measuring and reporting standards and a framework for the new responsibilities and accountabilities for care quality SLP has taken on from NHSE Specialist Commissioning through Provider Collaboratives. 

December 2020

Provider Collaboratives Update

The SLP Trusts continue to deliver transformational patient care programmes together, for Forensic (Adult Secure), CAMHS (Tier 4) and Adult Eating Disorders (AED) specialist services, as Provider Collaboratives. Building on the innovation and partnership working of SLP New Care Models programmes, recent developments include:

  • A new Single Point of Referral to SLP Trusts’ AED inpatient care to help ensure consistent, rapid and equal access to the right care, also benefiting referrers including commissioners and clinicians from outside South London
  • Our Forensic programme is introducing innovative VR (Virtual Reality)-based technology enabling service users to be trained in motor vehicle repairs, supporting their future employability and return to the workplace.

November 2020

SLP Trusts take on major specialist commissioning budgets

More than £400 million commissioning budgets to develop and improve specialist services for local people were devolved to the SLP Trusts as our three new Provider Collaboratives (PCs) went live.

The ‘Fast Track’ SLP Provider Collaboratives for Forensic (Adult Secure), CAMHS (Tier 4) and Adult Eating Disorders represent three of just nine launched across England – highlighting the strength of our established partnership working, and putting us at the forefront of implementing new national NHS England policy.

The launch also reflects the impact of our joint Forensic and CAMHS New Care Models programmes, with the three Trusts working together in new ways to transform care, experience and outcomes for hundreds of patients. This partnership working culture - with a focus on improving patient outcomes - has enabled teams to deliver transformational changes, bringing care closer to home, in better environments, and fewer inpatient admissions.

The new policy and devolved budgets allow us to take decisions locally about how to develop and invest in services based on South London population health needs, through a clinically-led approach, with services co-designed with patients and partner organisations.

More about SLP Programmes

Clinical pathway programmes

Nursing Development Programme

Nursing Times Workforce Award for Best Workplace for Learning and Development

Annual Review 2018-19

Annual Review 2017-18

Founding the SLP

Our three CEOs at the time explain some of the early aims and vision in coming together in as a partnership to collaborate in areas where we can improve care and outcomes by working at scale.

SLP Impact infographic Jan 2021website

South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP)

We are part of a unique partnership of three South London mental health trusts, bringing together clinical expertise, experience and innovation to benefit patients.

Colleagues from Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust collaborate where we can improve quality, use resources most effectively – and provide better care, experience and outcomes for patients and staff – by working together.

Working collaboratively  and at scale across South London’s 3.6 million+ population means we can transform outcomes for people with specialist, sometimes complex, mental health conditions. We aim to be transformational in developing new ways of working; implement consistent best practice clinical pathways; and commission the right services to meet local population health needs.

Our Trusts’ clinicians, operational and corporate services teams; local, regional and national partners; and patients come together to co-design evidence-based approaches that deliver better care, closer to home for our communities. We aim to maximise value for the NHS, enabling reinvestment in enhanced and new specialist local and South London-wide services.

Major specialist areas of work where the three Trusts collaborate include:

  • Forensic (Adult Secure) Provider Collaborative
  • CAMHS (Tier 4) Provider Collaborative
  • Adult Eating Disorders Provider Collaborative
  • Nursing Development Programme
  • Complex Care Programme
  • Corporate Services Programme

More information and latest SLP news here

Get involved - make a difference

Get involved - make a difference

If you want to help us make a difference, please think about getiing involved with the Trust services.

Getting involved means that you will be helping the Trust to develop services that really meet the needs of people with mental health problems and their carers. You can also help us to make sure that our services are safe, caring, effective, well-led and responsive.

Anyone who has lived experience of mental health problems or has experience of caring for a relative or friend is welcome to share their expertise with us in a number of ways:

  • Providing personal feedback on services
  • Joining our Patient Quality Forum or our Carer’s Friends and Family Reference Group
  • Joining our recruitment panels
  • Sharing your views in planning workshops
  • Joining research groups
  • Taking part in service visits such as 15 Steps and quality improvement reviews

Training and support is available, so if you are interested do get in touch! You can offer as much or as little time as works for you.

We also have a volunteering scheme for anyone who is interested in supporting people with mental health problems.

If you are interested just contact us on for more information

FInd out more about our involvement plan. Find out more



Latest News

Read more

Ways to Contact Us