The Board leads the Trust and provides a framework of governance, within which high-quality mental health and social care services are delivered across south west London and beyond.
The Board is made up of a chairman, non-executive directors, the chief executive and executive directors. Day-to-day management is carried out by the chief executive, supported by the executive directors and other senior managers.
Responsibilities of the Trust Board
- Adding value to the organisation: The Board is collectively responsible for promoting the success of the organisation by directing and supervising its affairs.
- Providing leadership and control: Provide active leadership of the organisation within a framework of prudent and effective controls, which enable risk to be assessed and managed.
- Planning ahead: Setting our strategic aims, providing the necessary financial and human resources for the organisation to meet its objectives, and review management performance.
- Setting and embodying our values: Ensure our obligations to patients, the local community and the Secretary of State are understood and met.
There are statutory obligations such as health and safety that board members must meet. Each director has a role in ensuring the probity of the organisation's activities and helping it achieve its objectives in the best interest of patients and the wider public.
The Code of Conduct contains the rules and behaviours by which the Board collectively and individually, carries out the Trust's business
Work for us
This is a great time to join our mental health Trust.
This is a great time to join our Trust. We are at the beginning of an exciting journey to transform the way we provide care to our communities. This year we will open two state-of-the-art mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which will be amongst the very best in the world. This will be followed by development at our sites in Barnes, Richmond and Tolworth. We are also investing in our clinical services, transforming the care we provide.
Our diverse range of opportunities, combined with our reputation for excellence in mental health, make us a great place to work. We are looking for people who embody our values and are inclusive, innovative and committed.
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. With more than 120 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 on someone's mental health recovery.
You will see from the wide range of benefits and development oppertunities that we offer, that we will look after you throughout your career with us. We believe that good staff experience means a good patient experience. Come and join us and be at the heart of delivering an excellent service to our patients.
View our latest vacancies.
Equality and diversity
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of our Trust. This means we are determined to create an inclusive culture, that is actively anti-racist, where all our service users experience fairness and equality of access, treatment and outcomes. A culture where all colleagues feel a sense of belonging, where we are able to bring our authentic selves to work and able to achieve our full potential. We are an organisation that takes action to overcome barriers and discrimination and is proud to be one of the most diverse in the NHS.
We are Making Lives Better Together by celebrating diversity and taking action to be anti-racist and deliver race equality.
The Equality Act 2010 offers protection against discrimination to nine ‘protected characteristics; age, disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships'. The NHS Constitution also includes a duty “not to discriminate against patients or staff and to adhere to equal opportunities and equality and human rights legislation”.
As a Trust we want to be an organisation where:
- Patients choose to be treated
- Our staff want to train, work and progress in their careers
- The communities we serve want to engage with us.
When we do this well we have the benefit of improved access to services and experience as well as better health outcomes for our patients.
Celebrating the diversity of our workforce ensures that we have a representative, supported and well-led organisation free from harassment, bullying or victimisation.
We are a Mindful Employer, a Disability Committed Employer and committed to the British Sign Language Charter. We were awarded a Silver Employer Award as part of our Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2022 LGBTQIA+ efforts. We are also members of Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion and Stonewall Diversity Champions.
We publish information to demonstrate compliance with the general equality duties and publish specific and measurable equality objectives. Please see our EDI Enabling Strategy implementation plan and EDI Enabling Strategy.
What we do
Our Equality and Diversity Committee, which is accountable to the Trust Board and is chaired by a Non-Executive Director, guides our work around equality, diversity and inclusion.
Quality and performance
Our highest priority is to improve the quality of the services we provide for our patients. Our aim is to serve the mental health needs of everyone living and working across our many diverse communities.
We continually monitor our performance in relation to our finances, governance, safety and quality of services. We carry out a range of surveys and consultations to enable feedback from patients, carers and those interested in mental health to influence its development. We have a robust performance management framework and quality improvement strategy in place.
From board level to frontline services we monitor:
- Service access: fair and responsive
- Clinical service quality: effective, personalised and safe
- Treatment outcomes
- Locally accountable: patients, carer, staff satisfaction and confidence
- Corporate services: governance, human resources, finance and information
These are reviewed monthly by the Board, and across the Trust, including external scrutiny by our commissioners and care forums. This has helped to improve the quality of services. The Trust's performance is monitored by the Department of Health and local commissioners. The quality and safety of our services are monitored by the national regulator for health and social care the Care Quality Commission.
We have published our five year strategy, you can see it below.
Every year we publish a Quality Account. This important document sets out how we continue to improve the quality of the services we provide.
Please click here to see CQUIN 2021-2022.