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March 2017

Launch of a new mental health crisis resolution and home treatment service for young people


We are delighted to announce the launch of a new service to support young people in mental health crisis and their families, providing treatment at home where no physical medical intervention is required.

Nurse Lesley Wright is nominated for national award


Staff nurse Lesley Wright, from Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital, has been shortlisted in the Student Nursing Times awards for the title of mentor of the year. She was determined to make sure today's student nurses had a better experience than she had.

CQC seeks views on community mental health care


Hundreds of people who have received care from our community mental health services are being asked to share their views with the Care Quality Commission

Fun speeds patient recovery


Our Meaningful Activity Coordinators - known as pink ladies because of their distinctive uniforms - are speeding recovery for patients at Coalville Community Hospital. They get them to engage in fun activities and exercises which improve their rehabilitation.

Celebrating improved access to healthcare for a million young people


We are celebrating this month as the number of young people able to access our award winning secure text messaging service, ChatHealth, reaches one million.

Lullaby flashmob to raise awareness of Safer Sleep Week


Our health visitors joined forces with the local authority and the Lullaby Trust to stage a pyjama-clad lullaby flashmob in the centre of Leicester on Saturday to raise awareness of the Safer Sleep campaign.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust wins quality of education provision awards


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has won two awards at the Health Education England (HEE) East Midlands Excellence in Education Awards, which celebrates the quality of educational provision across the East Midlands. HEE hosted the ceremony on 10 March. There were 15 categories and over 270 nominations. A group of Patient and Public Lay Representatives were involved throughout the process to review applications and choose winners.

LPT to unveil Recumbent Exercise Bike to enable Bradgate Mental Health Unit inpatients to exercise


Leicestershire Partnership Trust (LPT) will be unveiling a brand new Recumbent Exercise Bike, bought through fundraising to increase Bradgate Mental Health Unit inpatients’ opportunity to engage in sport and exercise.

MP Liz Kendall visits ICS service


Leicester West MP Liz Kendall has visited our Intensive Community Support service, which treats people at home instead of in hospital. She said she would like to see more similar services.

Latest cohort of breastfeeding peer supporters graduate in Rutland


On Monday 6 March we were proud to mark the graduation of our latest group of seven trained volunteer breastfeeding peer supporters with a special celebration event at Visions Community and Children’s Centres in Oakham.

LPT acts to reduce missed appointments


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is stepping up action to reduce missed appointments in adult community mental health services. A new poster and social media campaign is urging patients and service users to cancel if they cannot attend, so that slots can be offered to someone else.

Art by prisoners to go on display at Leicester Prison


A one-day exhibition of artwork by remand prisoners at HMP Leicester will go on display in the prison chapel tomorrow (8 March).The exhibition celebrates a four-month partnership project by LeicestershirePartnership NHS Trust (LPT) and Soft Touch Arts, using art to boost the prisoners’ wellbeing.

New staff volunteering scheme set up to support locals


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is launching a new social good scheme called WeCitizen, which allows its staff to volunteer some of their time and skills to help communities living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. This scheme arises from LPT’s refreshed Corporate Social Responsibility goals, and a commitment to go above and beyond to support local communities harnessing the worthy efforts of its socially conscious workforce communities: Invitation to information event


LPT announces new, enhanced crisis house provision


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has awarded the contract for future provision of its mental health ‘crisis house’ to Turning Point, a national social enterprise focused on improving lives and communities. The service provides short-term intensive support for patients and service users who need extra help during times of mental health crisis, to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.


February 2017

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP visits CAMHS


LPT was delighted to welcome Nicky Morgan, local member of parliament for Loughborough, to the Valentines Centre in Leicester last Friday where she met staff from our child and adolescent mental health services.

LPT marks Eating Disorders Awareness Week (27 February to 5 March)


In advance of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, LPT’s eating disorders team – part of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – has been engaging with current and former service users to explore future service developments.

Hayley Biggs runs the London Marathon


LPT technical instructor Hayley Biggs is running in this year's Virgin London Marathon. She is hoping to raise £1,500 via LPT's charity Raising Health, which will buy specialist equipment for victims of stroke.

More than 47,000 local children vaccinated against flu


LPT's community immunisations team has been working harder than ever to stop the flu virus, administering the nasal flu vaccination to more than 47,000 children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland since October.

Mental health service users perform sold out comedy show


Last Friday evening (10th February 2017), mental health service users performed their hit comedy showcase ‘Jekyll and Hyde in The Asylum’ to a full house at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester.

Back to the shop floor - to ask people: 'RUOK?'


Volunteers from the NHS, police, public and third sector organisations will be in Highcross Shopping Centre on Saturday asking people: “Are you OK?”

Care Quality Commission publishes inspection report


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) during the week of 14 November 2016. The CQC has published their findings today (8 February 2017). Read our media release and public statement in response to the report.

January 2017

Melton man praises Intensive Community Support


A Melton Man has praised LPT's Intensive Community Support service, which allowed him to get home from hospital to his family more quickly.

Move it Boom scoops 'best website' award


‘Move it Boom Rio’, our summer physical activity website hosted on the Health for Kids platform has been named ‘best website’ at the Northern Digital Awards.

Patients' garden gets 'We Citizen' makeover


A team of ‘back office’ staff from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust swapped their spreadsheets for spades - to give an overgrown hospital garden a ‘Ground Force’ makeover.

Investment in psychiatry researchers to enhance services for older patients


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is supporting the appointment of specialist professorial teams at University of Leicester. Patients in Leicestershire experiencing mental health issues in later life are to benefit from an investment into cutting-edge psychiatry research at the University of Leicester by the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT).

Innovative health websites for children and young people expand their reach


LPT is delighted that its groundbreaking health promotion websites for children and young people are now being adopted by other NHS Trusts across the UK, bringing the interactive and informative content to the attention of a much wider audience.

Celebrating Excellence 2016 - Call for nominations


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), which provides mental health, learning disability and community health services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, is inviting patients, service users and carers to nominate individual members of staff or teams who have shown exceptional care over the past year for our prestigious Celebrating Excellence awards.

LPT offers development for new therapists


LPT is offering great support for graduate physiotherapists and occupational therapists

Diabetics given foot care advice


LPT podiatrist Lesley Weaving gives footcare advice to diabetics, which could reduce the risks of them having to have an amputation.

Eight-year fundraising drive delivers new Mill Lodge vehicle


A specialist Leicester Huntington’s Disease inpatient unit is taking delivery of a £30,000 vehicle - after an eight-year fundraising drive.

New breastfeeding group launched in Coalville


LPT's health visiting team in North West Leicestershire has helped to set up a new breastfeeding support group at Coalville Children's Centre which launches on Tuesday 10 January from 1.00pm. The group will offer new mums a welcoming, supportive and friendly environment where they can share tips and experiences, practise feeding their babies in public and access trusted advice.

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