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South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP)

SLP is an exciting collaboration of three South London mental health trusts. Our purpose is to enhance patient care via improved ways of working that incorporate clinical leadership and innovation, greater patient and carer involvement and the continued development of a highly skilled and compassionate workforce. SLP is providing enhanced career opportunities, supporting our staff to build on their existing skills and to have thriving and fulfilling careers in mental health in south London.

We work alongside colleagues from three trusts, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust. Working in this way we have improved the quality of the mental health services across South London. We endeavour to make the best use of the resources available whilst providing a better experience of care for patients and a more rewarding career experience for our staff.

By working this way, and at scale across the population of South London, we bring together an exceptional standard of clinical expertise and a greater understanding of peoples experience of care. We apply this knowledge for the benefit of patients, carers and their families, with these benefits extending out into the community to reduce stigma, increase early intervention and improve the overall mental health of the people of South London.

SLP is transforming outcomes for people with specialist and sometimes complex mental health conditions. We are transforming the way we work and how we care for patients by implementing consistent, best practice clinical pathways; and we commission the right services from NHS and independent sector providers to meet the needs of our diverse local population. 

We are committed to service user involvement and the coproduction of services. We aim to embed better understanding of the lived experiences of patients, carers, staff, and clinicians in all our processes. By bringing together our clinicians, operational and corporate services teams; local, regional, and national partners; and patients to co-design evidence-based approaches that deliver better care, closer to home for our communities. We can maximise value for the NHS, enabling reinvestment in enhanced and new specialist local and South London-wide services.

Major specialist areas of work where the three Trusts collaborate include:

  • Forensic (Adult Secure) Provider Collaborative
  • CAMHS (Tier 4) Provider Collaborative
  • Adult Eating Disorders Provider Collaborative
  • Nursing Development Programme
  • Complex Care Programme
  • Acute Care projects including NHS111
  • Corporate Services Programme

 Our successes

Infographic of the improvements and innovations to date 



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