19 Apr 2017

West London Mental Health NHS Trust has become a member of the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative, and will work alongside them to promote improved ways of working within mental health care.

The Collaborative is formed of over 75 organisations, including NHS trusts, CCGs, front line charities and service user groups. As part of its membership, the trust can now further raise the profile of mental health with politicians and policy makers, and will use this relationship to share examples of our best practice through the Collaborative, the Positive Practice in MH Directory (www.positivepracticemhdirectory.org) and the Positive Practice in MH Awards, as well as learning from innovation and quality improvement projects across the country. It should also provide valuable support in the development of our own quality improvement and service development and transformation plans.

Joining the collaborative also gives us an opportunity to share practice with national partners through special interest groups, events and virtual networks.

Dr Chris Hilton, Director of Business and Strategy at West London Mental Health NHS Trust, said: “It is fantastic news that the Trust is joining the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative – the Collaborative is led by Angie and Tony Russell, and the work they do is highly regarded across the NHS.”

“We have learned from our longstanding relationship with the West London Collaborative that we can benefit from working with service user organisations, and we hope that by also working with the Positive Practice Collaborative we can learn more from others and shout loudly about our own best practice and good news.”