May 2020


  • LifeArc boosts COVID research funding by £1.37 m

    The PIONEER clinical trial, launched to test treatments for COVID-19, has received a funding booster of nearly £1.37 m of £10 m awarded globally by medical research charity LifeArc. The trial is underway at Chelsea and Westminster/West Middlesex University Hospital.



  • PIONEER study tests treatments for mild to moderate COVID-19

    An important new international study will compare two treatments for early stage COVID-19 inpatients. It is led by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, in conjunction with Imperial College and the Royal Brompton Hospital and in association with University Hospitals Leuven/UZ Leuven in Belgium,


April 2020


  • Free webinar for endometriosis patients in times of COVID-19

    An expert panel consisting of endometriosis specialists from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a free live webinar to answer patient questions about dealing with this condition during the current pandemic and offer much needed advice and support to them.


  • Trust improves digital solutions to support COVID-19 response

    The Trust’s digital team has introduced a range of exciting technological enhancements to help improve patients’ care and hospital experience, giving them more control over their care. They will also help the hospital to continue to run efficiently in this challenging time
  • A message for your loved ones

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust launched today, a ‘Message for You’ project to enable people to send messages to their loved ones while they are in hospital, while wards are closed to visitors.


  • Hearts for our hospitals

    During the coronavirus outbreak it’s more difficult for people to say goodbye to loved ones. We’re joining hospitals around the country calling on local crafters to help us to help families to feel closer to their loved ones at this difficult time.


  • Macmillan cancer nurses supporting fight against coronavirus

    The London Nightingale is one of seven sites across England providing surge capacity and it's great to know that some of our Chelsea and Westminster Hospital staff are able to offer their support by joining other NHS colleagues across the country.



  • A big thank you from us

    In the last few weeks we’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of goodwill messages, donations and support we’ve received from all corners of the London community.


  • Trust wins Gold in new NHS visual data competition

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to have won Gold in a new data visualisation competition sponsored by the Nuffield Trust, the BMJ and NHS Digital. Using data provided by NHS Digital, entrants were asked to tell a captivating visual story about the health of different groups of people in England.
  • Improving outpatient experience at Chelsea site

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is expanding a successful trial of sending outpatient appointment letters by text. With immediate effect, the system will apply to nearly all Adult and Paediatric services on the Chelsea site.

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).

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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.

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