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Our vision: To improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland by providing high quality, integrated physical and mental health care pathways.
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Welcome to the LPT All Age Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Transformation webpages!

We have committed to a 5-year transformation co-design programme to:

• Develop excellent all-age mental health and learning disabilities services that deliver excellent, high-quality integrated care and a better experience for all

• Release clinical time to care to enable service users to have more time with clinicians 

• Make the processes and systems better to ensure the best journey experience for service users throughout

• Address increasing demand and capacity issues 

Further information on the transformation programme below, or read our transformation FAQs, learn how you can get involved and more via the subpages on the left of this page. 

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Where are we now?

We're coming to the end of stage 3 - Detailed Design - and compiling all of the outputs from all of the co-design work during the last 18 months.
During the last 18 months, service users, carers, staff and stakeholders have co-designed key features they want LPT's mental health and learning disabilities services to deliver. This included:

1. What LPT mental health and learning disability services should look like;

2. How the services should run;

3. What resources the services need to deliver excellent, high-quality integrated care

The process to co-design some structure options to best deliver these key features is now underway. More to come on this soon. 

Just published! Read our new staff information booklet for the latest on the All Age Transformation Programme. 

Intervention Pathways 

We are absolutely committed to co-designing our services with people who use the services, their carers, individuals who work in the services, organisations that interact with the services and people that want to see the services improved.

A large proportion of the work of Stage 3 has been the on-going co-design development of new mental health and learning disability Intervention Pathways (also known as care or treatment pathways). 

The need for new Intervention Pathways came about from stage 2 in order to:

• Ensure we consistently deliver best practice and evidence-based treatment

• Provide clear expectations for services, staff, service users and carers

• Organise resources fairly and equally

• Encourage flow through services

The Intervention Pathways contain some common features but the content for each one is very different and unique. For more information about what the pathways are and how they have been co-designed, click here.

Below is a list of the most up-to-date draft pathways. Click on each one to view. We recommend you follow our step by step guide how to read a pathway beforehand. 





Eating Disorders


Personality Difficulties 


Complex Physical - under development 

Dementia - under development 

We will publish further pathways as they're developed. 
We value your insight. Please direct any feedback on the pathways to:

Peer Support Workers - Get Involved! 

The need for Peer Support Workers was identified in stage 2 of the Transformation Programme. Peer Support can be described as the help and support that people with lived experience of an illness are able to give to one another. Peer workers may provide social, emotional or practical support to service users; this reciprocal support focuses on hope, building strengths and works towards wellbeing and recovery.
We're now developing a model for recruiting and supporting peer support workers (based on learning from other NHS Trusts) and also a role description. Are you interested in piloting this model in your service? Would you like to find out more or get involved in co-designing the model?
To get involved or for more information email:

The Transformation Journey 

The All Age Transformation Programme is the biggest transformation journey we have ever been on. Our journey has been inspired by the learning of Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust as they transformed to become an ‘outstanding’ rated Trust. We adapted their methodology to suit our local area and are working in partnership with staff, service users, carers and stakeholders to create a radical difference in the way we support people who need mental health and learning disability services.

Stage 3 Video Update - Please watch below or click here to watch in full screen mode

The Five Stages 

The Transformation Programme is being delivered in five stages.

Stage One

We began the journey with the Healthier In Mind campaign which focused on what excellent mental health and learning disability services would look like. We engaged with over a thousand people from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and used their comments and suggestions to form a set of principles that set out what we need to deliver through the transformation.

Stage Two

Using the principles from stage one, we engaged with service users, carers, staff and stakeholders to develop a high-level pathway which gave us an outline of the services we need and how they should operate. We facilitated four week-long workshops that were attended by 84 staff, service users, carers and representatives from other agencies. The workshops focused on the four stages of the service user journey; access, assessment, treatment and discharge. We also facilitated 48 face to face and online feed-in sessions for service users, carers, staff, local authority, VCS and the public. We received 207 online responses and over 90k social media engagements

The outcomes of stage two were over 50 different features which have been grouped, themed and prioritised (based on complexity and order) into a number of work streams.

Stage Three - We Are Here

We are now in stage three of the co-design transformation process where, using the high level pathway designed in stage 2, we are creating the detailed designs. This includes what our services should look like, how they should run and the resources they need. For more information on this please refer to the Intervention Pathways above.

Stage 4

Stage 4 will see the newly co-designed model tested against the likely demand, amount of resource available and different scenarios. It will also see engagement with staff and the public to make sure they have had a chance to comment. It will be adjusted accordingly and will completed by the end of October 2019.

Stage 5

Phased implementation of the programme will commence at the end of 2019 and continue to March 2022. 

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