Improved Service for Mental Health Patients

As West London Mental Health NHS Trust receives expert training and development

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Following a highly competitive application process, West London Mental Health NHS Trust has been selected as a national ImROC recovery pilot site. ImROC refers to "Implementing Recovery - Organisation Change"

Director of Nursing and Patient Experience, Steve Trenchard says; “This is excellent news for the Trust and for people who use our services. What this means is that we’ll receive a package of expert consultation, training and development for our staff which will help us to improve services by developing them to become even more patient and recovery focussed than they are currently."

The ImROC recovery project is delivered by a partnership of Mental Health organisations (NHS Confederation, the Centre for Mental Health and the National Mental Health Development Unit) and will run at the Trust for the next two years.

Steve says: "In mental health, 'recovery' is not the same as cure but it is about maintaining hope and helping the person to be firmly in control of their life despite experiencing a mental health problem. The expert support we'll receive as a pilot site will enable us to help more local people with mental health problems stay in control of their lives.

"Thirty six trusts applied and we were one of six in the country selected for the project which sets out to improve the quality of services to support people more effectively towards recovery,” says Steve. “I’m delighted that our hard work has paid off and that we’ve been selected to benefit from this scheme which will help us to transform practice and deliver significant benefits for local people“.

January 27, 2011

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