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

01322625700

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

Director of Medical Education 

Dr Antonina Ingrassia                                                                                                       

Clinical Tutor

Dr Geoff Lawrence-Smith

Foundation Training Programme Director(s)

Dr Geoff Lawrence-Smith 

Careers Tutor(s)

Vacancy

Senior Medical Education Officer

Titilayo Akintoye

Head of Medical Staffing

Ms Buki Ogunde

 Foundation Programme Administrator(s)

N/A

Facilities

Postgraduate centre 

The Education Centres at Queen Mary’s Hospital and the Memorial Hospital provide a wide range of excellent high quality learning facilities for both medical and non-medical staff. All have well equipped lecture theatres with the latest technology for the purposes of education and learning.

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 Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital, 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. QMS has computers within the doctor’s mess for their use.

Other facilities 

QM 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 O2 Arena

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 

Free Parking is available for Oxleas’ Staff  at Queen Mary’s Hospital Site.  Parking is free throughout Oxleas’ sites and, in the event that payment is required for parking, this will be reimbursed by the Trust.    

Accolades/achievements of the trust

Named by the King’s Fund as one of the few high performing trusts in staff engagement in a 2014 report, Oxleas Foundation Trust was praised for its efforts in developing more inclusive and supportive leadership styles.Oxleas is also  one of the most gay friendly places to work in the NHS, according to Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index.

Oxleas was recently awarded £35,000 for a new model of care for people with advanced dementia, which helps them to stay in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible.

In the last two years the experience of patients on Betts Ward at Green Parks House, Oxleas’ mental health inpatient unit in Bromley, has been transformed and complaints have reduced by 80% due to a challenging Experience Based Co-Design (EBCD) project involving collaboration between clinical staff and service users.

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.  

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 Queen Mary’s Hospital and 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. Additionally, there are national forums conducted by UKFPO.’

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.