SLaM Involvement Register: administration changes

SLaM are pleased to advise that Sue Folan will be retiring from the Trust on 2 October and will be replaced by Gemma McDonald who will be taking over the role of Involvement Register Co-ordinator for a period of 6 months.  Gemma will be working from 10.00am until 2.00pm from Tuesday to Friday and her email address will be and her telephone number will be 020 3228 1592.

To ensure a smooth handover, we have put in place certain contingency plans to manage the Involvement Register, as follows.  We would ask for your full co-operation in complying with these measures to ensure that it is ‘business as usual’.

  1.  We will be creating a dedicated Involvement Register email address for you to email your timesheets; travel claim forms (where no original tickets are attached); requests for further supplies of timesheets and travel claim forms; notification of change of address or bank details; payroll queries; requests for a reference, etc. to this email address.  We will notify you as soon as this email address is activated.
  2. You can also hand-deliver timesheets and travel claim forms, together with any other written requests to the Main Reception of the Maudsley Hospital.  The Reception staff will be holding an ‘Involvement Register’ envelope in which you can place your documents.  The envelope will be collected daily.
  3. You can post your timesheets and travel claim forms, together with any other written requests to ‘The Involvement Register, c/o the Post Room, Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ’.
  4. Regrettably, timesheets can no longer be faxed through.
  5. Should you wish to make an appointment to meet with Gemma for any reason, eg. to present your DBS Declaration so that we may capture the details for our records, please do so by emailing her or by calling her on  020 3228 1592.  As the Involvement Register will no longer be based in the HR Department, please do not call into the HR Department after 17 September 2014 for any reason, as you may have done so previously.
  6. In order for Gemma to process your timesheets effectively, please ensure that they contain your name; your assignment number; the week commencing date (to be found in the top right-hand corner of the timesheet); the involvement activity description has been entered against the correct day of the week; the correct timings have been given; a relevant staff member has countersigned the timesheet and applied their respective budget code.  Failure to provide this information on your timesheet may result in delays to your payment(s) .

Thank you for following these arrangements and we hope that they don’t cause you too much disruption.

SLaM Recovery College and the Involvement Register

Hi D,

Apologies you have not received a reply.

I met with Gabrielle and Kirsty last week and I can clarify the following.

In terms of the Recovery College we have clarified there are three types of roles:

  1. Peer Recovery Trainers on Trust contracts (fixed hours):

If you are work for the Recovery College as a peer Recovery Trainer employed directly by the Trust, you can also do other involvement activity to a maximum of 30 hours on the IR per month

i.e. the contracted hours those people work for the recovery college are not included in IR hours.

  1. Associate Peer Recovery Trainers: on Trust contracts with no fixed hours but negotiated on a termly basis – If you work for the Recovery College as an Associate Peer Recovery Trainer employed directly by the Trust you can also do other involvement activity to a maximum of 30 hours on the IR per month

i.e. the contracted hours those people work for the recovery college are not included in IR hours.

  1. Sessional Peer Recovery Trainers: occasional sessional work (for example one workshop per term). These people can be paid through the involvement register and these hours will be part of the 30 hours per month involvement activity.

NB The Recovery College will try not to use ad-hoc self-employed providers unless they are external and we cannot source this expertise from within the Trust. It is intended that people who work for the Recovery College wherever possible, will be employed by the Recovery College for this work and not paid via the IR.

We recognise there will be some individual cases at present where people are applying for associate peer trainers posts who are currently being paid for recovery college work via the IR. We are working with them to bring this in line with the above.

Hope this helps D.

Best wishes


Social Media

You may have heard that in a few weeks’ time the SLaM TWIG Ops social media accounts will be moving to a new home. The accounts will be here for a while yet but once they’re gone you’ll be able to continue following news and views about South London and Maudsley (SLaM) and its services at @maudsleynhs and They are moving to become part of SLaM’s thriving online community – alongside more than 8,000 service users, patients, staff and the public. You can continue to send your information, updates and opinions to a contact who will share your posting with this wider audience and of course you’ll be able to make posts yourself if you are already on twitter or facebook. We hope that TWIG Ops followers will join us, create debate and help to raise awareness of mental health issues locally and beyond.

The TWIG Ops team will be working with us to help with the transition phase and will also make some improvements to our website that will provide new information and resources for anyone who wants to get involved with the Trust and find out about local events run by other organisations, news and issues relating to mental health. The TWIG Ops team will keep you updated and will post here with updates during the transition.

Best wishes

Sarah Crack

Head of Communications and Media SLaM