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Interim CEO - John Short

24 December 2012
John Short, interim Chief Executive Officer of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), has been appointed CEO of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. Professor David Chiddick, Chair of LPT said, ‘This is a great opportunity for John and a recognition of the distance LPT has travelled over the past 18 months under his leadership. I have very much enjoyed working with him and he will be a great loss to LPT.’ John will leave Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust at the end of March 2013.

Stay safe this Christmas- Sexual health services

21 December 2012
Christmas is a time for having fun; for many young people it can lead to taking more risks then usual. We would like to take this opportunity to remind people to stay safe and responsible over this festive season. Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has a range of sexual health services, including specialist services for those under 25, across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. These services are free, easy to access and confidential.

Foundation Trust plans deferred

20 December 2012
Our bid to become a Foundation Trust has been deferred for six months by national health regulator Monitor while further work is undertaken.

Invitation to find out about community health services

17 December 2012
The community health services division is holding a meeting on the 8th January 2013 to give members of the public the opportunity to find out more about what they do and have their say on their plans and priorities.

Preferred bidder for £6.4m psychological therapies contract

17 December 2012
The Trust has been named as the preferred bidder to provide a £6.4m healthcare service for people in Leicester who are feeling troubled, stressed, anxious or depressed.

NHS Trusts want views on their approach to equality

13 December 2012
NHS Trusts in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland want to hear from patients, service users and staff about their views on services and their experiences over the last 12 months.

Hospital courtyard transformation will be boost for patients

12 December 2012
Plans are in hand to transform an overgrown courtyard at Rutland Memorial Hospital into a therapeutic garden – and the community is being invited to get involved. 

Hospital visitors urged: ‘Help us keep winter bugs at bay’

5 December 2012
Hospital visitors are being urged to think ahead or stay away, to reduce the risk of passing winter bugs to hospital patients and other vulnerable people this winter.Cases of of winter illnesses, such as norovirus (known as winter vomiting bug) and cold and flu-like illnesses, have been reported across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in recent weeks, and numbers traditionally rise at this time of year.

Final call for new name for £5.2m mental health ward

4 December 2012
More than 30 names have been suggested for the new £5.2m 20-bed mental health ward currently under construction at the Bradgate Unit, Leicester, but there is still time for service users, their families and carers, and members of the local community to get their entries in! 

LPT to bridge emotional support gap for city carers 

27 November 2012
Older carers of people with life-limiting illnesses in Leicester will have access to more emotional support, thanks to an agreement between Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and AgeUK.  LPT’s department of spiritual and pastoral care has been brought in to enhance a trial in Leicester city for an end-of-life support service.

Launch of listening to people with learning disabilities film

26 November 2012
A Leicestershire-produced DVD and guidelines aimed at involving people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in the planning and commissioning of services that they use is being launched at the Curve in Leicester on Wednesday 28 November.

Community hospital wards get clean bill of health from CQC

21 November 2012
The Care Quality Commission has confirmed that care on our community hospital wards meets essential standards for quality and safety.

Mental health nurses to share knowledge in Nigeria

19 November 2012
A team of four mental health nurses from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) are travelling to Nigeria this week (on Thursday) to share their knowledge and skills with overseas staff based at a rural psychiatric centre in Benue State, in the south east of the country.

Intensive Community Support proving effective and popular

15 November 2012
Intensive Community Support is now up and running in Charnwood enabling more people to be cared for in their own home rather than in hospital. The new approach is proving effective and popular with patients and carers.   

Service users invited to help name new £5.2m ward

13 November 2012
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is inviting service users, their families and carers, and members of the local community to name a new £5.2m 20-bed mental health ward which is currently under construction.

Are families keeping quiet about drinking?

12 November 2012
The Leicester City Alcohol & Drug Service has talked to thousands of people about their drinking over the 30 years since the service started. The service is now offering a new opportunity to talk about drinking using an initiative called Making Every Contact Count.  

Be Clear on Cancer outreach campaign launched

12 November 2012
The Be Clear on Cancer project is a Leicester wide project aimed at raising awareness of the early signs and symptoms of breast, bowel and lung cancer.  

Leicester self-harm expert speaking at national wound care conference

12 November 2012
Leicester-based tissue viability nurse Anita Kilroy-Findley is speaking at the biggest annual wound care conference in Harrogate today (12 November).

Improving health and wellbeing by making every contact count

12 November 2012
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s (LPT) doctors, nurses and other health professionals are making every contact count by routinely asking lifestyle questions to help improve the overall health and wellbeing of the people in their care.

New report on Iraq mental health to be launched in Leicester

26 October 2012
The Iraqi Mental Health Forum, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, and the global health charity Medact will launch a report about mental health in Iraq in Leicester on October 27th.

LPT hosts faith leaders event on World Mental Health Day  

09 October 2012
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is to host Leicester’s first World Mental Health Day faith leaders’ gathering on Wednesday 10 October. They will be exploring the role faith communities can play in promoting mental wellbeing, and in responding to the needs of people with mental ill health, and their families and carers.
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