We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people's lives. If you share that passion, and if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us. In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits.
We provide a large number of mental and physical health services. Poor physical and mental health are linked and our ambition is for people to have their physical and mental health problems identified, assessed and treated at the same time.
The work of our staff is very wide-ranging. Some of the things we do include:
- helping children and young people with mental health issues
- supporting new mums suffering post-natal depression
- assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act
- helping people get active, eat well and take care of their own wellbeing
- treating people who have dementia or experience problems thinking and remembering
- helping people remain independent in the community
- running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital.
We are a teaching Trust and all staff receive support throughout their career to grow and develop. Our staff also have access to some of the leading research programmes in mental health and, whatever your role, there are opportunities to develop skills and clinical practice by being part of ground-breaking work.
We take care of our staff with a series of employee benefits, including flexible working, car lease schemes and exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services, from washing machines to holidays. We also offer a generous relocation package.
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A number of exciting opportunities have arisen for four highly skilled and motivated consultant psychiatrists to join a trust leading the way in transforming its services to better meet the needs of patients.
West London NHS Trust (WLT) provides one of the most diverse ranges of mental health and community services in the UK. We provide care and treatment for around 99,000 people each year, employ around 3,300 staff and serve a local population of over Apply
We offer care, treatment and support for a range of psychiatric disorders, with specialist services including dementia care, children's services, liaison services, forensic services from community through to maximum security, and general adult services from acute to rehabilitation. We also provide services to improve physical health and to prevent unnecessary stays in hospital. West London NHS Trust have an overall CQC rating of 'Good', and are committed to achieving an 'Outstanding' rating.
WLMHT's Access and Urgent Care Services are at the forefront of work to transform the delivery of acute mental health services.
We opened a Single Point of Access telephone number for patients, carers and professional referrers that processes more than 12,000 referrals per year.
In response to patient feedback requesting more community based treatment options, we launched Crisis Assessment and Treatment Teams in each borough, and have been successful in safely reducing the number of acute admissions across our three boroughs. We have also increased the number of Consultant Psychiatrists and middle Grade Psychiatrists per acute bed, to ensure any admissions are short, safe, and focussed on a swift return to the care of our community services.
Quality Improvement projects are encouraged and supported, and it is recognised that room to innovate will occasionally need room to fail.
We are passionate about treating the mental and physical healthcare needs of our patients and are one of only a handful of UK trusts to have employed a Nurse Consultant in Physical Healthcare, a role which is additionally supported by Physical Healthcare Nurses, and three Matrons.
We have introduced a number of measures to reduce aggression in our acute inpatient settings, resulting in sustained reductions in aggressive incidents since early 2016 and a reduction in our use of restrictive practices, including reductions in episodes of restraint, prone restraint, and rapid tranquilisation, by at least 50% from April 2016 to March 2017. We are progressing further work in this area, including focussed work in our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), which has seen a marked reduction in violent incidents (of over 70% in the last quarter).
We are committed to providing the safest, most clinically effective, acute mental health service that we can for our patients. Recruiting and supporting capable, enthusiastic, clinicians is central to that.
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