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 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.
To help our staff stay up to date and informed on latest practice, we issue regular guidance and advice as below:
Shared care agreements can be found here
The Medicines Information Service is available to healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, dentists, dieticians etc.) working in primary and secondary care. For patients across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth the service is available via the Medicines Helpline.Submitting a Medicines Information EnquiryIf you are a healthcare professional, please use this webform to contact us.If you are a patient, please contact us via the Medicines Helpline.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises the National Health Service (NHS) regarding treatments that should be made available. You can read their appraisals on the use of medicines which are relevant to the services we provide, here.
You can find specific contact information for services in our A-Z of services.
Dr Charlotte Harrison- Acting Medical Director
Sharon Spain- Director of Nursing and Quality Standards
Dr Daljit Jagdev - Clinical Director, CAMHS service line
Dr Stuart Adams - Clinical Director, Community Service line
Dr Mary Harty - Clinical Director, Forensic, Specialist and National service line
Dr Victoria Hill - Clinical Director, Cognition and Mental Health in Ageing service line
Dr Sean Whyte - Clinical Director, Acute and Urgent Care service line
Michele Sie - Chief Pharmacist
Helen Miles - Head of Therapies
Ian Petch- Associate Director of Psychology and Psychotherapies
Paula Robins - Director of Nursing
Information for GPs
You can contact our Primary Care Liaison Team if you are having any issues accessing our services or contacting specialists.
Our Trust wants to make the referral process as simple as possible. To find out more about how you can refer patients to our services please look at the individual services profiled in our services page.
The services are arranged alphabetically and provide detailed referral information, a list of conditions treated, profiles of who the service is for and the latest contact details including location maps.
We accept referrals from qualified professionals, including GPs, Accident and Emergency, and the Police.
A number of our services are now active on eRS and we would encourage GPs to use this system when sending through referrals to these teams. The active teams using eRS are:
Kingston and Richmond
Referrals only need to be sent via eRS and there is no requirement to resend the same referral via email as this does create additional work. We are using eRS for referrals only (not for correspondence letters) and we encourage that referrals include full demographic patient information i.e. gender/marital status and ethnicity as well as any relevant test results.
Our primary care liaison team aims to build strong and sustainable working relationships with GPs, practice managers and other primary care colleagues.
We can help you resolve any problems you may be having in referring into our services or contacting specialists.
Please do get in touch with us with your requests, thoughts, comments and suggestions:
Primary care newsletter
To keep our primary care colleagues up-to-date with the latest developments in the Trust, we are now issuing a regular newsletter. To subscribe to it, please email us.
We are always interested to hear what you think of the newsletter content and how we can improve it going forward. Please do send us your comments and ideas by email.
Keeping the people who use our services safe is very important. That is why we have arrangements to protect people from abuse.
Children may be at risk of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
Adults at risk are people who are vulnerable because of their mental health, physical disability, age or illness and have care and support needs. They may find it difficult to protect themselves from abuse because of their care and support needs.
We are committed to promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children, young people and adults at risk.
You can download a copy of our Safeguarding leaflet.
You can report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos you've found on the internet by going to https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism. You can make your report anonymously.The new website address is https://www.mertonscp.org.uk/
Here are some useful contacts and websites you may find helpful at this time.
Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone.
If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact the NSPCC’s professional counselors for help, advice and support.
For free, confidential advice and support for any child or young person under 18 years, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental health support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing.