March 2020


  • Advice about COVID-19 (coronavirus)

    The NHS in London and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring urgent services are available to the public as normal.



  • Outpatient letters by text or email at West Middlesex

    West Middlesex University Hospital is launching a major improvement to how patients get their outpatient appointment letters. Patients will now have the option of accessing their appointment letter digitally (by email or phone text).


  • Four innovation projects shortlisted for BMJ awards

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for four BMJ Awards, the most received by one Trust in this year’s awards. The BMJ Awards promote excellence in healthcare and recognise the inspirational work of healthcare teams across the country.

February 2020


  • No drop-in coronavirus testing at our hospitals

    There is no drop-in or self-referred coronavirus testing at our hospitals. If you are concerned you might have coronavirus symptoms, you should call NHS 111 rather than visit your GP or a hospital.

January 2020


  • Trust warmly welcomes positive CQC report

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today warmly welcomed its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings, which show the Trust is well-led, and offers safe, caring, responsive and effective services.


  • Making breakfast count

    Breakfast—an important part of anyone’s daily routine, but after a life-changing event such as a stroke, that can be difficult. On our Nell Gwynne Ward at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Breakfast Group provides a good social occasion, supports recovery, and helps assessment for patients.

December 2019

  • Christmas Day voluntary angels

    Our Trust volunteers make such a difference to helping us deliver better quality services. This year we launched a Christmas volunteering campaign to encourage volunteers to support our patients and staff over the busy Christmas period.


  • Chelsea FC players bring smiles to the children's wards

    A special visit from Chelsea Football Club’s first team, who came to spread some Christmas cheer to the children’s wards, organised by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and our official charity CW+.
  • Christmas cheer

    Across our Trust, Christmas is a time for celebrating staff and teams—for their kindness, positive attitude, and creativity.
  • Midwife leader honoured after 35 years

    Chief Midwifery Officer, Tonie Neville, was surprised to receive a retirement present with a difference—a prestigious NHS Gold Award from Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, the Chief Midwifery Officer for England.


  • Help us help you this winter

    This winter, the NHS in North West London is reminding residents of the range of healthcare services to help them stay well.

November 2019


  • On World AIDS Day, imagine a world without HIV

    The Trust will celebrate World AIDS Day on Friday 29 November. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust runs the largest HIV service in the country and has a long association with the fight against HIV/AIDS.

October 2019




  • ISS staff and the London Living Wage

    ISS are our partners and their staff deliver a wide range of important services including cleaning, catering, portering and waste management. Working with ISS and neighbouring Trusts, we can now announce that by 1 April 2020 all ISS staff at our Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex sites will be paid the London Living Wage.


  • Temporary changes to North West London Pathology’s governance structure

    The owners of North West London Pathology—The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust—are to strengthen their support for ambitious plans to deliver one of the largest pathology transformation programmes in the country, through a temporary change to the organisation’s governance structure.


  • Innovative app being adopted across the NHS

    Today, the Mum & Baby app—born from a need to provide reliable information to women in North West London—is adopted by other Local Maternity Systems across England including the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (BOB ICS).

September 2019



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July 2019


  • Prudential RideLondon—next weekend 3–4 August

    Prudential RideLondon, a world-class festival of cycling, takes place in central London and Surrey this year on 3 and 4 August. On Saturday 3 August the Freecycle is taking place around central London and on Sunday 4 August the RideLondon Surrey 100, 46, 19 and Classic events take place throughout London and Surrey.


  • Looking after yourself and others during hot weather

    Temperatures have been rising this week. For many of us, this is a glorious spell of sunshine that we are enjoying but some people are particularly vulnerable in the heat—those with heart, respiratory and serious health problems are more at risk and the heat can make these conditions worse.



  • NIHR ARC North West London funding awarded

    We are pleased to announce that the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Northwest London, NIHR ARC NWL, has officially been granted £9 Million of the £135 million research fund as a local collaborative programme in healthcare improvement, to tackle the biggest healthcare challenges of this generation.


  • NHS North West London helps transform maternity services across the UK

    The NHS in North West London has today launched a new digital toolkit to help other local NHS regions transform their maternity services. This new toolkit follows work we have been doing to improve the clinical outcomes and care experiences for women and families in our local area.

June 2019


  • Power of Youth—how young people have impacted our hospitals

    Today we are celebrating #powerofyouth as part of National Volunteers Week 2019. In this blog, Katie Thomson, our Youth Volunteering Manager, comments on the integration of youth volunteers at West Middlesex University Hospital, and the plans for the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Summer Programme 2019.

May 2019


  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patient open day—Friday 28 June

    If you are an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patient under the care of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital or West Middlesex University Hospital, you are invited to hear talks by consultant gastroenterologists, surgeons and other members of the inflammatory bowel disease team.


  • Trust procurement service wins HSJ value award

    Winners of the 2019 HSJ Value Awards were announced on 23 May at Manchester Central where Chelsea and Westminster and the Royal Marsden Shared Procurement Service won the Financial or Procurement Initiative of the Year 2019 award.


  • Top performing hospital in London is 300 years old

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital celebrated its 300th anniversary with a special commemorative service today at Westminster Abbey, London, attended by past and current staff, patients, volunteers, supporters, MPs and other NHS dignitaries.






  • Art therapy helps reduce anxiety in pregnancy

    Preparing to have a baby is one of the most wonderful things, but can also bring with it a natural anxiety for many mums-to-be. Two in ten women will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first year following birth.

April 2019



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