Executive Recruitment

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering  a range of mental health, physical healthcare and community services commissioned locally  and nationally. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of only three high secure hospitals in  the country with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from across the South of England and we provide  low and medium secure services covering eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides  mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs – Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham  and Hounslow. The Trust employs over 3800 staff, of which 51% are from a Black and Asian  Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. Our turnover for 2021-22 is approximately £350m.

In recent years, there has been a step change in staff engagement, culture, performance and  ambition of the organisation. The Trust is now rated as ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality  Commission, and the rating for our Forensic services has improved from ‘Requires  improvement’ to ‘Outstanding’. Rigorous financial management has been central to our ability  to deliver service improvements. The Trust has delivered consistent surpluses since 2009,  totalling more than £77m. In parallel, we have also improved efficiencies by reducing length  of stays and improving patient flow, with almost no out of area placements in recent years.

The Trust is an established key partner and contributor in the development of the evolving  North West London Integrated Care System (ICS). The Chief Executive leads for mental  health, equalities and engagement across the sector, mirroring her commitment to these issues.

The Trust leads the North West London CAMHS provider collaborative. This involves  managing the delegated specialist-commissioning budget with a commitment to a recurrent  investment of £1.8m a year for community services. This includes a reduction in hospital  admissions, improved provision of care closer to home through reduced out of area  placements and reduced length of stay for children and young people. Our forensic services  are part of the North London Forensic Consortium. Patient care is founded on recovery and  co-production principles

In direct response to the Covid-19 crisis, and in partnership with Central and North West  London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL), the Trust set up a new psychological support service  for NHS staff, residential homes, care facilities and the London Ambulance Service. The  Keeping Well service, received over 900 referrals in its first 9 months, 54% of which are from  BAME staff, which broadly matches the workforce profile across North West London ICS.

Collaboration has been the key to our success in recent years, and the launch of Ealing  Community Providers (ECP) in July 2019 exemplifies our ambition. ECP is led by West London  NHS Trust and brings together 14 organisations, including NHS, Ealing Council and the  voluntary sector to deliver community health and care services to local residents. The  partnership extends to a GP practice supporting care homes in Ealing.

Our staff have rated us highly and in the 2020 staff survey, the Trust received the top score  nationally in two categories: immediate managers and quality of care. The Trust was highly  commended in the mental health trust category of the year HSJ Awards in 2020. It received  an award for workforce innovation to improve staff recognition in the same year.

More details about the Trust’s services and workforce are shown in the diagram below:

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How we are organised

The Trust is organised into Clinical Service Units (CSUs). The portfolio of the Director of Local and Specialist Services is shown in green in the diagram below. A Clinical Director that reports directly to the relevant Executive Director leads each of the CSUs.   Operationally, two Associate Director and a Director of Transformation support the Director for Local and Specialist Services.

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