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our nursing team


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.


“Thank you for the incredible job you do” – celebrating our nurses on International Nurses’ Day

To celebrate International Nurses’ Day 2023, Sharon Spain, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality, shared a special thank you message to her nursing colleagues at SWLSTG: "Thank you for the incredible job that you do, your hard work, dedication and the compassion that you show to our patients." Watch Sharon’s video message here on the Trust’s Twitter page

Dame Ruth May and Dr Emma Wadey visit Trinity

In May 2023, we celebrated Deaf Awareness Week with a visit from Dame Ruth May and Dr Emma Wadey from NHS England. Dame Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer and Dr Emma Wadey, Deputy Director for Mental Health Nursing, toured the new Trinity building and our specialist deaf ward, learning some British Sign Language with staff and patients before hosting a Q&A with our nursing team.

Nursing Associate Pebbles Day wins Nursing Times Award

Pebbles Day, a Nursing Associate on Ward 2, was announced as Trainee Nursing Associate of the Year at the 2023 Student Nursing Times Awards. At the awards ceremony on 28 April 2023, Pebbles was celebrated alongside students from 21 other categories who were recognised for their hard work, innovation, and dedication to nursing education. Continue reading here.


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.