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September 2017

Innovative ChatHealth service added to the NHS Apps Library 

ChatHealth, a confidential text messaging service that helps people get support from healthcare professionals, has been added to the new NHS Apps Library.

Long service awards

Staff and volunteers were celebrated at a special long service awards on 12 September, for an incredible collective 2465 years of service to the NHS.

'Healthier in Mind' event invitation 

Local communities are invited to a free mental health event on 27 September, hosted by health and social care providers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. 

Hundreds expected at Trust jobs event

The next Trust careers fair takes place at the Leicester Tigers' ground on Tuesday, October 3, between 10am and 6pm. More than 1,000 people attended the last one, with many of them securing jobs as a direct result.

More awards success for Move it Boom


'Move it boom Rio', our summer physical activity website aimed at primary school children and hosted on the Health for Kids website, was last night named winner of the 'website of the year' category at the prestigious UK Public Sector Communications Awards.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Annual General Meeting 2017

Members of the public are invited to attend our AGM on Tuesday 12 September.

Votes needed to secure a grant of £10,000 for community rehab

Votes are needed to secure a £10,000 grant to improve the equipment currently used for community rehabilitation. 

August 2017

Statement in relation to Brandon Rayat inquest conclusion

LPT's media statement following the conclusion of the coroner's inquest into the death of Brandon Rayat.

Leicester lawyers' fundraiser boost for Bradgate patients

A Leicester legal firm is supporting staff from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) to provide a ‘sanctuary’ for patients on one of its mental health wards.

Work starts on £250,000 dementia upgrade

Work has started on an upgrade to the two dedicated dementia wards for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. It will use research from the past 15 years on how the immediate environment affects patients with moderate to advanced dementia.

Recovery College expands access to free wellbeing courses

Leicestershire Recovery College, run by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), is expanding access to free mental wellbeing courses this Autumn.

Criminal liaison and diversion team up for national award

A team from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is in the running for a prestigious national mental health award recognising their innovative partnership work with emergency services. The criminal liaison and diversion team is shortlisted in this year's Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards for a suite of initiatives.

Joint working delivers patient benefits

Rutland has topped a new government table measuring cooperation between the NHS and local authorities. It measures things such as how well patients are cared for in their own home after being discharged from hospital.


LPT to launch new women's psychiatric intensive care service

A new mental health inpatient service providing specialist psychiatric intensive care for women with complex and urgent mental health needs will be launched by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) this Autumn. The service has been commissioned by East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and will serve not just Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland but also provide more easily accessible beds for women from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire under an agreement with CCGs there.

Celebrating our breastfeeding peer supporters in Market Harborough

We'll be marking the graduation of our latest cohort of volunteer breastfeeding peer supporters with a special event on Tuesday 8 August.

July 2017

A Visitor Calls - and inspires an anthology

A new illustrated anthology of poetry by amateur writers from Leicestershire, supported by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has been launched at Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre.

Leicestershire innovation leads the NHS

A telehealth project led by LPT and Leicester-based Spirit Healthcare is being used to spearhead a drive to help the NHS get more value for its spending.

NHS 'rivals' get a kick out of fundraising - for patients

 NHS staff from two Leicestershire Trusts will go from healing hands to fighting feet when they tackle each other in a fundraising soccer tournament on Saturday (22 July).Twelve ‘rival’ teams from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and Leicester’s Hospitals (UHL) will compete in a five-a-side ‘NHS Cup’ tournament in a bid to raise up to £4,000 for the benefit of patients.


Grateful patient helps spread the gift of speech

Grateful LPT speech and language patient Phil Johnson has donated two electrolarynxes to staff, to help them restore the gift of speech to other patients.

Free mental wellbeing Yellow Book launched


We are delighted to announce the launch of the LPT Yellow Book – a pioneering yellow bound book full of signposting and advice around mental wellbeing support. It features a collection of 30 stunning poems, art and photography which won our ‘I feel better when’ competition earlier this year across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Free copies are available on request from

Family Health Week - it's no accident

From Monday 10 July until Friday 14 July, LPT is running Family Health Week, holding health promotion events across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which focus on different aspects of accident prevention.

Event aims to improve awareness of effects of trauma

NHS organisations and partners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are spearheading a new drive aimed at improving awareness of the effects of trauma. We are hosting an event at the Peepul Enterprise Centre in Leicester on Wednesday 12 July to encourage discussions and launch a leaflet encouraging people troubled by events they have witnessed – either first hand or indirectly, to recognise the signs of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


City showcase for therapeutic prison art


3 July 2017
Artwork created by prisoners at Leicester and soon-to-close Glen Parva prisons will be showcased at a public exhibition in the heart of Leicester during July.Stunning paintings, intricate drawings, powerful digital art and 3D models will feature in the Hear Me Out exhibition at Soft Touch Arts in New Walk, Leicester from Saturday 8 July until Saturday 29 July.

June 2017

'Healthier in Mind' conversation launched


We haven’t always got support for mental health right, and we need to make it better. Today, Better Care Together* partners across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland launch the ‘Healthier in Mind’ conversation, to better understand what local people need. Find out more on this webpage.

InVest-ting time and energy for a good cause

More than 100 members of LPT staff took part in a 24-hour relay challenge around the Leicestershire border to raise money to buy equipment to enhance care for very poorly children. 

LPT signs Armed Forces Covenant

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) pledged its support to military personnel past and present today (23 June) by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

Radio Nostalgia entertains older inpatients

Specially recorded programmes will be played to our older inpatients. They have been created by Hospital Radio Fox with the aim of stimulating memories through songs and advertisements from a bygone era.

Safe, Well, Happy event for LD Week

This week – Learning Disability Week – marks the first of what is hoped will grow to be a network of groups supporting Safe, Well, Happy communities for people with learning disabilities.

Let's go Leicestershire Round again


118 members of LPT staff will be taking part in a 24-hour charity challenge this weekend, walking, running and cycling the length of the Leicestershire border to raise money for Raising Health's Vest Appeal.

Research appeal for autism study

LPT is encouraging adults on the autism spectrum to take part in national research on education, employment and lifestyles.

'Out of the blue' music single for mental wellbeing


Following our unique collaboration with rethinkyourmind for the LPT Yellow Book competition, we have released a new music single based on the winning poem by Steve Waldon. Watch the music video and spread the sound! The LPT Yellow Book of 30 winners, from an amazing 300 entries of poems, photography and art, will be launched for free distribution on 5 July. Each submission was on the theme of 'I feel better when...' forming a collection of positive wellbeing and signposting information. 

Inspiring the athletes of the future

Year four pupils from Caldecote Community Primary School, winners of last year's Move it Boom physical activity challenge, enjoyed an exciting and inspirational day at Loughborough University, hosted by Loughborough Sport.

Dietitians Week provides food for thought

To mark the start of Dietitians Week, LPT is delighted to launch the myth-busting 'Food for Thought' interactive healthy eating quiz on the Health for Kids website.

May 2017

LPT celebrates its 400 volunteers

We are saying thanks to our 400 regular volunteers who contribute more than 60,000 hours of their time each year to help our patients get the best experience.

Launch of an 'All Age Place of Safety' at mental health unit

Our redesigned place of safety facility at the Bradgate Unit will be open from Monday 5 June, providing separate, discreet accommodation for adults and for young people under 18 in mental health crisis while they wait to receive a mental health assessment.

Smiles all round as 'Shine Time' launches on Health for Kids

LPT is delighted to be marking the start of National Smile Month with the launch of a fantastic new toothbrushing game, ‘Shine Time – Stop That Sugar!’, on our Health for Kids website ( which encourages children to take steps to protect their teeth.

Nurses' 'superhero' Twitter takeover for Nurses Day

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is paying tribute to its ‘superhero’ nursing force on Friday – International Nurses Day – and giving the world a nurse’s eye view of the day. A ‘social media’ takeover by nursing staff from LPT’s adult mental health, community health services and families, children’s and young people’s services is just one of the features of a day packed with activities to celebrate International Nurses Day.


Gary's running Miles for Smiles

Businessman Gary Brown is a man on a marathon mission – raising much-needed funds to keep patients with Huntington’s Disease on the move. He is running the Stockholm Marathon on  3 June in a bid to raise £1000 for the upkeep of a specialist wheelchair-accessible Ford Tourneo which

April 2017

LPT nurse wins national title

Staff nurse Lesley Wright has been named mentor of the year in the Student Nursing Awards. Eight of the student nurses she worked with at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital nominated her for the title.

Hundreds expected at Trust recruitment event

Hundreds of people are expected to attend LPT's third recruitment fair. It takes place at the leicester Tigers' ground on Wednesday, May 10, from 10am to 6pm. 

Accreditation for eating disorders ward


Langley Ward, a regional centre providing specialist care and support for adults with eating disorders, has maintained its accreditation status in recognition of the high quality of patient care.

Hayley raises Marathon £2,500

LPT technical instructor Hayley Biggs has raised £2,500 by completing the London Marathon. She broke both her personal best for the distance, and her fundraising target. The cash will be used by our charitable fund Raising Health to buy specialist patient equipment.

Winners announced for the LPT Yellow Book Competition 2017, an innovative mental health project in partnership with charity rethinkyourmind


Today (Monday 24 April), Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and mental health arts charity, rethinkyourmind, are delighted to announce the winners of The LPT Yellow Book Competition 2017. This innovative collaboration, a first of its kind for an NHS Trust, celebrated positive mental health and wellbeing by asking the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to submit art, photography and poetry inspired by the line: 'I feel better when I am…’.

Votes needed to back Leicester bid for national poetry accolade

An NHS-backed Leicester poetry event that has featured a ‘who’s who’ of nationally acclaimed artists is in the running for a national award by public vote. ‘WORD!, is delivered by the voluntary organisation of the same name in partnership with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and the city’s Y Theatre.


Grateful relative donates bench

A grateful relative has donated a bench in memory of his wife, who was "cared for very much" in her final days at the Evington Centre. 

Community collaboration for Safe, Well, Happy lives

Carers, voluntary and public sector organisations from across Leicestershire and Rutland have pledged to work together to create Safe, Well and Happy communitiesfor people with learning disabilities.

New breastfeeding peer supporter training launched in Market Harborough


Mums in the Market Harborough area are invited to join our latest breastfeeding peer supporter training programme which starts in May, in order to provide advice and practical help to new mums.

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 local


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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