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December 2013

Healthy eating IS possible over the festive period!

23 December 2013
Did you know that the average adult can gain 1-5lbs (½ -2kg) over the festive period, and eat through 6000 calories on Christmas day alone (this is nearly 3 times the amount of calories needed)? Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Dieticians offer some easy tips for the whole family to be "treat-wise" over the festive period.  

LPT pioneers system to improve health of mental health patients

18 December 2013
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is pioneering an electronic register that could improve the long-term physical health prospects of mental health patients.

Medics shine spotlight on training doctors of the future

09 December 2013
More than 40 mental health professionals from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will join forces tomorrow (Tuesday) to help shape the training of future medical students.
04 December 2013
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) revisited the Bradgate Mental Health Unit in September 2013 and found improvements have been made in the care provided to patients since its earlier visit in July 2013.
November 2013
Service move to building named in honour of one of the city's top medics

29 November 2013

Patients are set to benefit as a building named after one of the city’s renowned Consultant Psychiatrists opens its doors next week. On Monday 2 December the new Neville Centre on the Leicester General Hospital site will open, providing the new home for some of mental health services for older people. The services for older people were previously located in the Brandon Unit and the Evington Centre, also on the Leicester General Hospital site.

Leicestershire NHS manager named Healthcare Communicator of the Year 2013

28 November 2013
Kamy Basra from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust won Communicator of the Year for her work including increasing the number of mums taking up breastfeeding in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland at this year’s Association of Healthcare Communicators Awards which were held in London last night (27.11.13).

28 November 2013
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), which provides mental health, learning disability and community health services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, has issued a call to the carers of the people in its care. The Trust is marking National Carers Rights Day on Friday 29 November with an appeal for carers to feedback on their experiences.

Mindfulness programme available to people with long term physical health problems

12 November 2013
A new mindfulness meditation programme is available from January to support people living in Leicestershire and Rutland who have a long term physical health condition or cancer. The programme aims to help people improve their general wellbeing and better manage any anxiety, fatigue, mood disturbance or stress they may be experiencing as a result of their health problems. 

'Good Prognosis' Event celebrating arts and culture in health

11 November 2013
A celebration event hosted by LPT to mark the impact of arts and culture on health and wellbeing is being held on Wednesday 20th November at the Peepul Centre in Leicester.This special event, called ‘Good Prognosis’ will bring together experts from the health sector and the arts - along with the general public to celebrate the great work that already exists in this area.  

New head of equality and human rights for LPT

11 November 2013
LPT has appointed a new head of equality and human rights. She is Sandy Zavery an experienced equalities specialist who re-joined LPT after three years as head of equality services for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. 

Lead chaplain's palliative care Masters ‘first’

4 November 2013
The Rev. Kate McClelland, head of spiritual and pastoral care for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has become the first person to gain an MSc palliative care from De Montfort University (DMU). The programme is delivered jointly by DMU and LOROS, hospice care for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

October 2013 

Government Minister & Loughborough MP visits centre

30 October 2013
Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has paid a visit to a Mountsorrel short breaks home
for people with learning disabilities to meet clients and carers and find out about the
vital service staff provide.

County's biggest sports stars back new stop smoking campaign

29 October 2013
Leicester Tigers legend Neil Back, cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew, Leicester City midfielder Andy King, boxer Rendall Munroe, Leicestershire one-day captain Josh Cobb, Leicester and GB hockey star Nicola White and Leicester Riders forward Jamell Anderson are all supporting the new ‘Balls to Stop’ campaign.

Aggers backs Balls to Stop smoking campaign

18 October 2013
Legendary ‘voice of cricket’, Jonathan Agnew, will be switching stumps for goalposts at this Saturday’s Championship match at King Power Stadium, as the former Leicestershire bowler lends his support to the new ‘Balls to Stop’ campaign by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Stop Smoking Service. 

Leicester Riders to receive specialist stop smoking advice

18 October 2013
Reigning British Basketball League Champions, the Leicester Riders, will be enhancing the work they do within the Leicestershire community, by receiving training from the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Stop Smoking Service on Monday 21st October. The Leicester Riders will be attending a special smoking awareness session at Loughborough University, delivered by representatives of the Stop Smoking Service. 

Free DVD teaches people with learning disabilities about bowel cancer screening

10 October 2013
A Leicestershire-produced DVD to help people with learning disabilities make informed choices about bowel cancer screening is now available from libraries across the county, city and Rutland.

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