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June 2014



27 June 2014
Qualified mental health and learning disability nurses, including those considering a return to practice, are being sought by one of the county's largest NHS employers. LPT is offering a range of new opportunities in mental health services.

New ward packs support mental health inpatients

27 June 2014
LPT has developed new inpatient ward packs to support the care of adult mental health inpatients.

LPT  finalist in HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

24 June 2014
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s transformation of community health services has been shortlisted for the prestigious Value in Healthcare Awards.

District nurse Debbie named Queen’s Nurse

24 June 2014
District Nurse Debbie Leafe, a member of the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) clinical education team, has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse.

Schoolchildren learn smoking is no laughing matter

19 June 2014
Our Stop Smoking Team have worked with school children from Warrens Hill School to create a short film entry for the national Cut Films competition - with messages about the dangers of smoking.

Jobs event will showcase nursing opportunities

18 June 2014
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is showcasing new opportunities in mental health nursing with a careers ‘open day’ at the Glenfield Hospital site in Leicester on Monday 23 June.Registered and qualified nurses, learning disability nurses and people considering returning to practice are being invited to drop in to the Alfred Hill Training Centre (near the Bradgate Unit) at any time between 1pm and 5pm.

Flash mob launches Giving Voice Month 

18 June 2014
Health and social care professionals, people with learning disabilities and their loved ones launched a month-long campaign with a 10 minute flash mob in Leicester’s Town Hall Square. Equipped with placards, banners, balloons and goodie bags, they raised the curtain on a month-long awareness-raising campaign Giving Voice to people with learning disabilities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which asks people to sign up to the 5 standards of good communication

LPT publishes equality reports

11 June 2014
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has published two significant documents relating to its Equality, Diversity and Human Rights strategy. 

National Dietitians Week

9 June 2014
Dietitians from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) are promoting their role in improving the health of the local community through the world’s first Dietitians Week (9-13 June 2014). Daily factsheets have been produced including Malnutrition Monday and Thirsty Thursday.

LPT marks Carers Week with Carer's Passport 

6 June 2014

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is marking Carers Week – 9 to15 June - with the launch and introduction of a Carer’s passport.

Views wanted: relocation of CAMHS service

6 June 2014
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust needs to relocate the specialist inpatient CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service) currently based at Oakham House on the Towers Hospital site. It is proposed that the service will move to Coalville Hospital’s ward 3 at the end of March 2015, following the sale of the current building. The public are invited to attend one of the engagement events – 12th June or 17th June – to find out more and give their views. The engagement will run from 27 May to 27 June. Register at www.leicspart.nhs.uk/oakhamfeedback

Come into house-sized colon - help fight cancer!

5 June 2014
Carers of people with learning disabilities are being invited to plunge into a giant inflatable colon next week – all in the name of better health for their loved ones. The giant colon is the centrepiece of a free event at Leicester Racecourse in Oadby on Tuesday10 June which has a very serious health message at its heart – to raise awareness about cancer – particularly bowel, breast and cervical cancer

Chief Nurse appointed Deputy Chief Executive

5 June 2014

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is proud to announce that Chief Nurse Adrian Childs has been appointed as their new Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
 
 
 
 May 2014

30th anniversary of Volunteers Week

 30 May 2014

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is marking the 30th anniversary of Volunteers Week by recognising the valuable contribution of its volunteers and thanking them for their work. 

LPT champion in Personal Fair and Diverse Awards

29 May 2014

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is pleased to announce that its own Vyv Wilkins, member of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Team is highly commended as part of the Personal, Fair and Diverse Champion Awards 2014.

 Ashby community health services consultation

27 May 2014
Following a recent public consultation, a paper into the future of community health services in the Ashby area was presented to the boards of West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and pays for local health services, and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), which provides community health services. The boards were asked to review the outcome of the consultation and make a decision regarding future models of care and the future of Ashby and District Hospital.

Proposed relocation: CAMHS inpatient service

27 May 2014
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is relocating the specialist inpatient CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service) currently based at Oakham House on the Towers site. It is proposed that the service will move to Coalville Hospital’s ward 3 at the end of March 2015, following the sale of the current building. A period of public engagement has been launched between 27 May 2014 to 27 June 2014. Please go to www.leicspart.nhs.uk/oakhamfeedback to read the engagement paper or click here to read the full press release.

Fit for Future: Ashby community health services

20 May 2014
The independent findings from the recent public consultation on the future of community health services in Ashby will be submitted to extraordinary board meetings of West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WLCCG) and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) on Tuesday May 27, 2014. 

Chief Nurse appointed honorary professor

15 May 2014
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is proud to announce that Adrian Childs, Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive, has been appointed Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University.  

LPT pioneers 'tele-psychiatry' training system 

15 May 2014
Community mental health team members take part in LPT's first tele-psychiatry session - run simultaneously from the Cedars Health Centre in Wigston and the Hawthorn Centre at Coalville Community Hospital. 

Health visitor Debbie named Queen's Nurse

12 May 2014
Debbie Bromley, Specialist Health Visitor for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). 

Celebration event to launch  'Call the Chaplain'

12 May 2014
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is holding a special event on Friday 16 May to mark the publication of ‘Call the Chaplain’, a book written by their Head of Spiritual and Pastoral Care, the Reverend Kate McClelland.

Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 

9 May 2014
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is proudly supporting the Equality Diversity and Human Rights week, 12 - 16 May 2014.

Clinical director in Families Young People & Children's Services

7 May 2014
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has appointed Professor Rida Elkheir - a public health consultant and medical doctor - as the new Clinical Director for its Families, Young People and Children’s Services (FYPC) Division.

1 May 2014
Military veterans from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being invited to find out more about local mental health services m– and have their say in how they are developed.

24 April 2014
A consultant psychiatrist from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has been appointed by the Care Quality Commission as national professional adviser for learning disabilities for England.

24-hour mental healthcare support to courts

23 April 2014
LPT, in partnership with Leicetershire police and probation services,is providing round-the-clock all-age mental healthcare support in custody suites and courts in Leicestershire. The work is one of 10 national pilot schemes launched across England 
 

17 April 2014
CQC inspectors have confirmed that Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is meeting all essential standards in healthcare services at Gartree Prison. LPT provides a range of physical and mental healthcare services at the male category B (long-term) prison in Market Harborough, which houses up to 707 prisoners.

Renowned poet to mentor BME service users

17 April 2014
Young men from black and minority ethnic groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being offered the opportunity to boost their mental health and wellbeing through creative writing – with hands-on support from one of the world’s most acclaimed performance poets - Jamaican-born Jean Binta Breeze, MBE

Tina retires after 30 absence-free years' nursing

16 April 2014
One of Leicestershire’s most experienced nurses has retired, after a 30-year career in health care without a taking single day off sick. Tina Kirk, from Whitwick, retired at the end of March after managing three short-break homes in learning disability services at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

Free stress management course in Leicester

2 April 2014
A free, six-week NHS self-referral course is being launched in Leicester to help people recognise  the signs of stress, and support them to reduce them successfully.Stress affects people from all walks of life and, while no two people have the same problem, they can experience similar symptoms.

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