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We understand that there is a lot of anxiety around the safety of the vaccines. The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They will give you the best protection against coronavirus.
A new community survey has just been launched as part of South London Listens to help find the solutions to the impact Covid-19 has had on the mental health of our communities.
We continue to see patients at all our sites, as well as in their homes, and have a number of measures in place to ensure our sites are Covid secure, including the wearing of face masks and coverings, deep cleaning, one-way signage and cleaning stations.
Below you will find our recent statements.
28 February 2018
Statement regarding Eating Disorders Service consultation
We wanted to take the opportunity to set the record straight so everyone can have the facts.
As an NHS Trust with one of the longest established and largest eating disorders services nationally we are duty bound to provide the highest quality service – based on best practice guidance and evidence based wherever possible.
This is why we are making some changes to an old service so that that it can be in line with the new NICE guidance from May 2017 and the quality standards for eating disorders set by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (QED), meaning that resources and treatment options are as up-to-date as possible.
The changes will mean that both staff and the patients can benefit across the inpatient unit, day unit and outpatient eating disorders service. The improvements include:
We understand that not everyone reading the petition would have been made aware of these facts – and that we are making these improvements across the whole service.
We have spoken with staff and our patients about these changes and we will continue to do so.
Not everyone will agree with these changes – but it’s really important that everyone signing this petition knows that we are absolutely clear that we are committed to providing the very best possible care and treatment to our patients and we would not make changes – no matter how small, if they were not going to improve the services we provide.
23 May 2017
Statement regarding Neuro CAMHS Assessment Service
“In the recent Trust board meeting in May, suggested changes to our CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service were presented. No decision has been made by the Trust or by the commissioning CCGs. Any changes would require detailed engagement with stakeholders and Merton CCG, as lead commissioner working with partner CCGs, will talk to local people before reaching any final conclusions on how best to go forward.
We recognise the concerns of families of children with a neurodevelopmental condition and the groups who support them and that these must be addressed in any proposal brought forward for consideration.
The Trust and SWL CCG commissioners are committed to working together to ensure young people access the most appropriate service for their needs. We need to get the model of service and service capacity right for the range of needs across SW London.”
We want to ensure that incidents are reported fairly and accurately. We consider it one of our responsibilities to make sure the reporting of certain incidents is done transparently and consistently. Media reporting guidlines can be found here.
The communications team provides a point of contact for journalists to respond to all media enquiries.
We are happy to help journalists represent the Trust accurately, so please do get in touch to ensure your facts and information are up-to-date before publishing your story.
Our media team is responsible for:
Responding to media queries
Arranging interviews with our nationally and internationally renowned experts who can talk about some of the Trust’s specialist topics
Managing filming and photography requests. We receive documentary, location and broadcast filming requests on a regular basis – we consider all proposals on an individual basis and will try to accommodate proposals where possible, if appropriate. No photography or filming is permitted without prior arrangement and agreement. Our patients always come first and we have a duty to protect their safety and confidentiality. Anyone found filming or taking photographs on the trust premises without the permission of the trust’s communications team will be asked to leave by the security department and may face prosecution. Unless agreed otherwise, film crews and photographers must be accompanied by a member of the Communications Team at all times.
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