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.
We are pleased to invite you to our Annual Public Meeting which will be held on the 9 September, from 5:30pm (login from 5:00).
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.
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.
Our Information Services team process all requests for copies of mental health records held by the Trust. All requests must be in writing (which includes email).
Requesting Your Own Records
You have a legal right to request a copy of your mental health records under the Data Protection Act 2018. This is called a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR - sometimes abbreviated to just SAR
You can download an application form here. The form includes guidance on the DSAR process.
Requesting Records About Others (e.g. solicitors, police, other NHS and care organisations, courts etc.)
If you wish to request access to someone else’s records, please submit your request to Information-Services@swlstg.nhs.uk. If you have a legal basis for doing so without the consent of the person whose records are being sought, please provide details; without a legal basis no disclosure will be made. If you have the person’s consent, please provide a copy.
Other Health Record Enquiries
For further information and for any other queries about your health records please contact John Hughes - Information Governance on 020 3513 6184 or email: John.Hughes@swlstg.nhs.uk
You can also write to:
Information Governance Manager
South West London & St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Springfield University Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road
London SW17 7DJ
We have produced a leaflet explaining why we need to record your information, how it is stored and whom we might share it with.
You can also request a printed copy by contacting our Communications Team
Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS)
Kingston Care Record
National Data Opt-Out Programme
From October 2017, the Trust will be a completely smokefree trust.This means that smoking will not be allowed in any Trust premises or grounds, including outside the wards and hostels e.g. enclosed garden areas and designated smoking areas will be removed from any area inside this hospital.Patients and service users will have to go outside the Trust if they want to smoke.
This will also apply to visitors and staff.We want to help reduce this inequality by creating a smokefree environment across all of our sites. This is in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance which recommends that all hospital sites, including mental health hospitals, should be 100 per cent smokefree.
We will offer our short or long staying inpatient service users support to temporarily abstain, to cut down or quit smoking when they arrive at our wards.This includes:
Smoking cessation support and free anti-smoking aids will be available to patients during their time as an inpatient. Unfortunately, exceptions are not permitted in these or any other circumstances.
E-cigarettes have not been yet licensed but they have been found to be less harmful than smoking cigarettes. For that reason, the Trust has considered the use of e-cigarettes by inpatient service users as they may benefit from using e-cigarettes whilst in hospital. However, for health and safety reasons only disposable and non-rechargeable devices will be allowed in the Trust. Service users will be responsible for purchasing their own e-cigarettes and their use will only.
If you are a patient or carer please speak to any clinical staff member for support or contact your local stop smoking service.
Support is also available through the national smokefree service online at www.nhs.uk/smokefree or by phoning 0300 123 1044 (free) to speak to an expert adviser.
If you have any questions about smokefree please contact us via email@example.com.
The theme for 2018’s ‘Uplifting Image’ competition is ‘contentment’.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in our competition. These are the winners.
We are committed to developing and delivering mental health services in partnership to provide the highest levels of care.
To support communication and information sharing between our partners we have developed project extranet sites which provide a forum for asking questions and sharing information as well as making key documents available.
Please note, you must have a valid login for each of these sites. If you experience problems please email us.