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April 2016

Sharon is shortlisted in national awards


LPT's Sharon Chevin has been shortlisted in the healthcare assistant of the year section of the RCNi awards (previously the Nursing Standard Nurse Awards). She works in the community, and is based at Westcotes Health Centre, Leicester. 

CQC call to community mental health service users


Around 800 users of LPT's community mental health services are being urged to complete a survey sent to them by the Care Quality Commission.

Independent report praises Coalville Community Hospital


LPT has welcomed an overwhelmingly positive inspection report by Healthwatch Leicestershire into the two inpatient wards at Coalville Community Hospital.

Dr John Devapriam to chair Royal College Quality Network


A consultant psychiatrist from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has been appointed to the chair of a national professional body overseeing quality standards for learning disability inpatient services. Dr John Devapriam, clinical director with LPT’s adult mental health inpatient, crisis and liaison services, chairs the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Quality Network for Learning Disability (QNLD). The role will also see him leading the College’s expert advisory group helping to shape newcore standards for learning disability services.

LPT urges public to take part in dementia research


LPT is urging its staff, patients and public to volunteer from research looking for a cure and new treatments for dementia.

Behind the scenes at Rutland Memorial Hospital


Staff at our community hospital in Oakham have made a short film. It describes what it is like to work at the hospital, and is part of a campaign to attract new recruits to the inpatient ward.

LPT wins recognition in national awards


LPT has been shortlisted as a finalist in the HSJ (Health Service Journal) Value in Healthcare awards. The Trust is in the Workforce Award category and winners will be announced next month at a ceremony in Manchester.

LPT treats 5,000 at home with Intensive Community Support


just over 5,000 people were treated in their own homes last year under LPT's Intensive Community Support. Previously they would have undergone prolonged hospital stays.

May 2016

LPT hosts its largest recruitment event


We are hosting a major recruitment event at the Leicester Tigers' ground on Tuesday, May 10. We will have 18 teams looking to fill about 125 vacancies across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Team tackles 10 peaks


On 14 May, a 46-strong team from LPT will be taking on ten challenging Lake District Peaks in one day to raise money to support the Trust's charitable fund.

Services to move from Mansion House after 100 years


A move by adult learning disability healthcare staff to new bases from Mansion House, on the Glenfield Hospital site, will end the building’s100-year association with learning disability services in Leicestershire.

Leicester pain management team wins Grunenthal Award


LPT consultant clinical psychologists, Dr Camilla Watters and Dr Emma Crossley, with colleagues from Leicester Hospitals' Pain Management Team have won a prestigious Grunenthal Pain Award.

Health and wellbeing centre opens in Ashby


Our new health and wellbeing centre has opened within Hood Park Leisure Centre, Ashby. It will strengthen links between leisure and healthcare to help people with their overall fitness and wellbeing.

LPT team reaches great heights


A team from LPT took on the challenge of walking 10 peaks in the Lake District in a single day and have raised more than £5000 for the Trust's charity.

RUOK? Retail 'therapy' question for city shoppers


Volunteers will be out on the streets of Leicester city centre this weekend asking thousands of shoppers: “Are you OK?” Their aim is to start 30-second conversations to show how a kind word, question or gesture can help to lift the mood of someone who might be feeling low.

Melton’s Breast Friends group welcomes new peer supporters


LPT is proud to celebrate the graduation of our latest cohort of breastfeeding peer supporters in Melton at an event on Wednesday 25 May.

City shoppers open up about mental wellbeing


Hundreds of Leicester shoppers took time out to talk about mental wellbeing at the weekend as volunteers from public and third sector organisations asked them: “Are you OK?

Independent report praises the quality of care at LPT’s child and adolescent mental health services unit


LPT has welcomed an inspection report carried out by independent watchdog Healthwatch Leicestershire following their visit to our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Unit at Coalville Community Hospital.

Partnership working to maximise choices for families around palliative care


To mark Children's Hospice Week, we celebrate our Diana Service's palliative care project in partnership with Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

June 2016

Peer supporters graduation in Melton Mowbray


On Wednesday 25 May, LPT marked the graduation of our latest group of trained volunteer breastfeeding peer supporters with a special celebration event at The Edge Children’s Centre in Melton Mowbray.

LPT's groundbreaking learning disability project


A ground-breaking project bringing together healthcare staff, people with learning disabilities and their carers is driving up the quality of care in Leicestershire and Rutland. My Care, My Voice is an innovative co-design project led by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, which provides adult mental health, learning disability and community health services in Leicestershire and Rutland.

LPT Dietitians promote healthy eating at work


As part of #DietitiansWeek, our Nutrition and Dietetic Service is sharing tips via social media (@dietitians_lpt) as well as encouraging our staff to think about the way they eat and drink while at work.

Health care at HMP Leicester 'safe and effective' - CQC


Care Quality Commission inspectors have confirmed that healthcare services provided at Leicester Prison by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) are safe and effective.

LPT helps children at Parks Primary School to 'Get Happy, Get Healthy'


Pupils at Parks Primary School worked with health practitioners from LPT to understand the link between physical and mental health and explore positive ways of dealing with thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The 'Get Happy, Get Healthy' day was supported by Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport and Leicestershire County Cricket Club who helped to launch our Move it Boom Rio summer activity challenge.

Recruiting nurses at our smallest hospital


LPT is looking for Band 5 (qualified) staff nurses to join our multi-disciplinary team at Feilding Palmer Hospital in Lutterworth. It is our smallest community hospital.

Acclaimed Mill Lodge name to move with team


LPT has agreed to retain the name Mill Lodge for the new unit when services relocate to a new £4.5m purpose-build facility on the site of Stewart House in Narborough this November.

Public engagement on Harborough mental health service


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is inviting feedback from service users, their carers and members of the public over changes planned for its adult community mental health service in Market Harborough.

Care at home inspires Helen to become a nurse


Helen Smalley was so impressed by the care given to her dying parents that she resolved to become a nurse. After four years of study, earlier this year she joined our community nursing team in Hinckley and Bosworth.

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