Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Trust details

Trust name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust  

Hospital Site/Clinic (if applicable)

Oxleas House, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Green Parks House, Princess Royal University Hospital.

Woodlands Unit, Queen Mary’s Hospital

Address

Pinewood House, Pinewood Place, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7WG

Trust Switchboard Tel No

01322-625700

Trust web site

www.oxleas.nhs.uk

Trust foundation web page

none

Terms and Conditions of employment

We adhere to current Medical and Dental Terms and conditions.

Key personnel

Joint Directors of Medical Education 

Dr Geoff Lawrence-Smith & Dr Ruth Garcia-Rodriguez                                                                                                    

Clinical Tutor

Dr Geoff Lawrence-Smith

Foundation Training Programme Director(s)

Dr Geoff Lawrence-Smith 

Careers Tutor(s)

Vacancy

Senior Medical Education Officer

Ms Titilayo Akintoye

Head of Medical Staffing

Ms Buki Ogunde

 Foundation Programme Administrator(s)

N/A

Facilities

Accommodation

Accommodation is available on site in all 3 sites. At the PRUH there is further accommodation off site at Bertha James Court about 10 minutes by car of bus. This site is close to Bromley Town Centre and Bromley South Station (walking distance). Information re accommodation is available through contacting the relevant Education Centres. There is accommodation at QEH in a 9-storey building which offers great views of London. QM currently has on site accommodation run by Hyde Housing with dedicated parking for those in residence.

Social activities/Doctor's Mess

Oxleas Foundation posts operate over a wide ranging area throughout the Trust and as such, there are reduced opportunities for coordinated social activities within Oxleas itself.  However, we maintain good links with QEH and the PRUH, where trainees can access the doctors’ mess facilities and participate in the social events organised.

Library facilities 

Library Services available at Memorial Hospital Site. E –learning is actively encouraged and there is access to computers and the internet in the libraries and in dedicated areas e.g. cyber cafés, computer labs etc. where junior doctors can access the internet, Microsoft office packages etc.

IT facilities 

All sites have access to dedicated PC’s during and out of working hours. 

Other facilities 

QMS/QEH have a nursery within close walking distance

Local amenities/attractions                                           

Bluewater shopping centre is just off the A2 which can be accessed via the M25 near the Dartford Tunnel. Lakeside Shopping complex is the other side of the Dartford Tunnel. Dover is just over an hour away via the A2 or M20. Excellent travel times to London 12-15 minutes for Shopping, Theatres, etc. Access to London’s 

Transport links 

All sites are well served by local buses that can come and pick up on site or just outside. All have close links to the M25,A20,A21,M20, A2. Eurotunnel and the Ebbsfleet International Station are just off the M25 before the Dartford Tunnel. Access to London could not be easier not only using the buses but by rail with easy access to London Victoria, Charing Cross etc. London Airports are all within good road and rail links.

Parking arrangements 

Daily Parking permits are available for Oxleas’ Staff at Queen Mary’s Hospital Site in designated staff bays.  Free parking is available at the Memorial Hospital/Highpoint House sites. Limited free parking is available at Green Parks House (PRUH). QEH (Woolwich) does not have free parking

Accolades/achievements of the trust

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provides local NHS services in south London and Kent that take care of the whole person - body and mind. 

We provide a wide range of health and social care services in south east London, specialising in community health, mental health and learning disability services. We provide care for people of all ages and work closely with a variety of partners to ensure that our services are well-integrated and wide-ranging. We have a workforce of around 3,500 people including many highly skilled health and social care professionals. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich and into Kent.

Our services include a range of physical health services to adults and children in the community in the boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich. These range from health visitors working with the very young to district nurses and therapists meeting the physical health needs of older people. We have been the main provider of specialist mental health care in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich for more than ten years and have developed a comprehensive portfolio of services in community and hospital settings. We also provide specialist forensic mental health care across south east London and in Kent Prisons. We also provide adult learning disability services in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

Any additional information 

Oxleas has recently taken over the management of Queen Mary's Hospital (QMH).  As a result, QMH is set to see a £30 million investment and improvement of facilities over the next few years, to ensure it continues to provide valuable healthcare for people in Bexley.

Foundation programme specific information

Induction/shadowing arrangements

Comprehensive induction package offered. Oxleas offers the opportunity for trainees to shadow senior staff over a wide variety of disciplines from consultants to senior management executives including our Trust’s CEO and Chairman.  

Clinical supervision                                                     

Educational supervision will be provided by the lead education provider (the local acute trust).  Clinical Supervision is provided to all trainees when needed and trainees can expect an hour of dedicated clinical supervision each week.

Teaching programme

Foundation trainees attend the regular teaching organised by the local trusts.  In addition, Trainees can attend regular teaching sessions with the Clinical Tutor. Induction - This is undertaken for all new starters to Oxleas.  Subsequent local induction also takes place at the local Trust sites.  The Trust provides a clinical competency workshop that receives very good feedback in preparing new doctors for the challenges of working in a discipline that many will be wholly unfamiliar with.

Tasters

At present, there are opportunities for taster sessions in Community Psychiatry and variety of clinical specialties including child and adolescent mental health, psychiatric intensive care, learning disability and forensic psychiatry.   

Simulation

Simulation Learning Skills Areas are available at QEH, Greenwich and PRUH, Orpington.Oxleas offers an evolving array of programmes to suit trainees’ needs.

Foundation doctor forums

Oxleas encourages foundation doctors to contribute to, and participate in, various fora. Locally nominated representatives from the current FY year contribute to the Local Faculty Group. At school level there is the STFS Board and the STFS Advisory and Development Committee. At local level, we have the foundation committee/foundation faculty group. 

Any additional information

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provide a full range of high quality NHS mental health care to the people of South East London and more specifically to the communities living in the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. In addition, Oxleas provides comprehensive community healthcare services to the people of Bexley and Greenwich.