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    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.

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    Springfield moves

    This autumn our Trust will be opening two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital in Wandsworth.

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Nursing 

We are always looking for talented nurses who want to develop their career and we have many opportunities for nurses at our Trust, both in our inpatient wards and in our community teams.

We want to help you grow your nursing career.

As a nurse at this Trust you will be given the opportunity to grow your nursing career around a development pathway that is unique to you which includes training, clinical practice and personal development. These are core to helping you to manage the challenges as well as positive situations that will arise in your nursing career.

See an example of what a pdf three year development pathway (582 KB) with us could look like.

Watch this short video from Catherine, Deputy Ward Manager.

 

 

Our Nursing Framework

Our nursing vision is linked to our Nursing Framework and has been developed following:

  • Consultation at nursing development days and to the whole of the nursing workforce through the Nursing Bulletin
  • Review of National Nursing Strategies and Framework: Compassion in Practice and Leading Change and Adding Value
  • The Workforce and Organisational Development Strategy provides the Trust overarching approach and the framework tailor’s this for nursing
  • It will be delivered by us

Nursing news

Our nursing staff do amazing work. Here you will find all the latest news, events and achievements from the Trust’s nursing team.

International Nurses’ Day celebrations
 

International Nurses’ Day is about celebrating the incredible difference our nursing staff make to the lives of the people and communities who we serve in south west London. We have nurses working in so many roles across our different services, who all go above and beyond to deliver highly skilled, compassionate care every single day. 

To celebrate International Nurses’ Day on 12 May 2022, all of our nurses received a special thank you card from Sharon Spain, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality. Sharon said: “I am incredibly proud to be the Director of Nursing and I'm really, really proud of all of the work and commitment that you have shown over the last year in particular, to our patients and to each other. Happy International Nurses' Day and thank you.” 

“The PNA programme is one of the best things I’ve ever done”

In December 2021, we welcomed Emma Wadey, Deputy Director of Mental Health Nursing at NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) to Springfield Hospital. Emma met staff taking part in the new Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) training programme which NHSEI launched in March 2021, towards the end of the third wave of Covid-19. Continue reading here

Nurse Tafara Inniss wins Rising Star Award! 

Tafara Inniss, a Charge Nurse on our Lotus Assessment Suite, was announced as a Rising Star of 2021 by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as part of their Black History Month celebrations in October 2021. The Rising Star Awards recognise nurses and healthcare support workers from London’s Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic nursing community who have made an outstanding contribution to the capital’s health and care system.

Tafara was recognised for acting as a role model and educating and mentoring colleagues to create a more inclusive and supportive working environment. Joan Henshaw who nominated Tafara said: “Tafara is a great role model, she is inclusive of others and routinely champions diversity and equality on the unit.”


Trust receives CapitalNurse Quality Mark

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recognises that newly qualified nurses and midwives need support when they start their first role. This support is called preceptorship, a structured period where nurses and midwives are supported by an experienced practitioner to develop their confidence, competence, critical thinking and decision-making skills. In August 2021, we were proud to be awarded the CapitalNurse Quality Mark for our preceptorship programme and the support we offer nurses.

Our programme is designed to support newly registered nurses and nursing associates to make the transition from learner to autonomous practitioner, while developing in confidence and proficiency. The Quality Mark means that we have met the standards required by HEE (Health Education England). Read more about preceptorship here on the HEE website.

Springfield moves

Sp5Springfield Hospital is changing

This autumn our Trust will be opening two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital in Wandsworth! 

Designed in partnership with staff, carers, patients and service users, our new facilities will provide outstanding environments to support care and recovery for people across South West London.

The new buildings are part of the development of a new ‘Springfield Village’ which will include hundreds of new homes, onsite shops and a new 32-acre park.

Named as the Trinity and Shaftesbury buildings, they will be home to eight existing inpatient wards and a range of our Community and non-clinical teams.

Some of our patients and service users will be affected by these exciting developments. Whilst some of our inpatients will be relocating to new wards at Springfield, locations for face-to-face appointments for other service users will change.

You can find further information on our move activities below including a paitent webinar, FAQs and details of out Trust address change. 

Preparing to move  

Our buildings are now nearly ready for us to move into and over the summer and into September we are able to give our teams, patients and carers a chance to visit the site and familiarise themselves with the new buildings ahead of the moves. 

This period will include open days for our patients and carers to visit and see our new facilities - please email EstateModernisation@swlstg.nhs.uk for more information on this. 

In the video above, our Move team talk through their plans in more detail and share information on the wider development of Springfield Village. In addition to hosting these webinars, we have written to all our patients and contacted our carer networks though the Trust's Patient Invovlement Team to share news of the moves, ensuring plenty of notice is provided ahead of time.

nb1Moving in 

The Trinity Building will be completed and formally handed over to the Trust by 3 October 2022. The Shaftesbury Building will follow on 17 October. Once handed over each move starts and will be completed over a period of two to four weeks. 

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to service delivery during the move period, including moving some teams over weekends to avoid having to close services during their usual working hours.

We recognise that moving our services on this scale will inevitably have some impact, however, our teams will be working closely with patients, carers and teams  through every step of this transition to ensure this experience is as positive as possible.

Inpatients

All our inpatients will have a robust assessment and an opportunity to co-produce their own individual move plan prior to their move day.

We will be working with patients to move their property in the morning after breakfast and patients will move during the afternoon after lunch, with the evening meal being served on the new ward. Additional staff will be available on the day to support the moves.

Outpatients

Our CAMHS and Adult Outpatient Departments will formally open on Monday 3rd October 2022, therefore all appointments will remain in their current location until that date. All patients and carers will have received information from the Trust ahead of the formal opening to inform them of the locations for their future appointments.

Our address is changing 

The opening of our new buildings also means that our Trust address is changing in line with the development of Springfield Village. From 3 October 2022 our main address will be:

Our new road layout at SpringfieldSouth West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Trinity Building
Springfield University Hospital
9 Springfield Drive
London
SW17 0YF

Please be aware that addresses for other buildings at Springfield will also change from 3 October 2022 as follows. 

Click here to read the list in full. 

Check back on this page for further updates over the coming months and please share any questions with us at EstateModernisation@swlstg.nhs.uk

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Working in the Community

We have many opportunities for staff from all disciplines working in our community teams.

In our community services, mental health professionals work in multidisciplinary teams.

Teams could include doctors, nurses, therapists, team managers (usually from a professional clinical or social care background) and other support staff.

 You can see all our vacancies here

Rachel is a community psychiatric nurse. Find out more about her role and her experience working at our trust.

 

 

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