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January 2019

'Psychology on streets' will aid rough sleepers across UK

9.01.19
Innovative work that takes psychology onto Leicester streets to support homeless people is being featured in a new national training programme
 

Soccer teams score for mental wellbeing with NHS donation

7.01.19
‘Rival’ cricket and football players from Coalville have united in a charity soccer match to raise £600 for a local NHS mental health team. The players from Broomleys FC and Broomleys Cricket Club donated half the proceeds from a festive friendly to Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s (LPT) North West County Adult Community Mental Health Team.

December 2018

Joy to the wards this Christmas

20.12.18
Young people from LPT's CAMHS inpatient unit at Coalville Community Hospital have been visiting older
patients on other wards to spread some Christmas cheer.

Bringing Christmas song to our wards

07.12.18
Local schools, churches and other community groups have joined with our chaplaincy service to bring Christmas carols, songs and poetry to patients, visitors and staff on our wards.

Mental health ward opens patient ‘Sanctuary’ after fundraising boost

5.12.18
A calming ‘Sanctuary’ has opened for acutely unwell women on a Leicester mental health ward, thanks to a fundraising drive by staff and the support of a city legal firm.

Carers who save LLR £3bn are signposted to support

04.12.18
Carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are saving the country an estimated £3bn a year – and it’s critical that services provide them with the right support. That’s what Dr Peter Miller, chief executive of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) told carers, health and social care providers. He was quoting figures from Carers UK at a special LPT carers' celebration and information event at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit in Glenfield.

Twiddle quilts help patients with dementia

 
04.12.18
Members of Long Clawson Women's Institute have donated 14 twiddle quilts to soothe and stimulate LPT patients with dementia.

November 2018

Home monitoring improves health for COPD patients

28.11.18
A home monitoring project is improving the lives of patients with the lung condition COPD. They are issued with equipment to monitor their health each day, and can talk to a specialist nurse if there is any cause for concern.

Praise for Leicestershire's mental health triage service

27.11.18
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Leicestershire Police’s mental health triage service partnership has been highlighted as good practice in a report looking at mental health and policing.

Supporting the White Ribbon campaign against domestic violence

23.11.18
Members of our 0-19 Healthy Together service are joining colleagues from Leicester City Council's Early Help team to promote the national White Ribbon campaign against domestic violence. They will be providing support and signposting help locally at various venues in the east of the City over the next two weeks.

Art project brightens lives as well as walls

22.11.18
 
The walls at Westcotes House in Leicester are looking a lot brighter, thanks to fantastic new art work created by the young people being cared for by our CAMHS Young People's Team with support from Soft Touch Arts.

Pioneering project wins award for innovation in mental health

22.11.18
 
LPT is proud to be involved in a pioneering project which supports the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and which has been recognised in the Health Service Journal awards.

Advice and information for patients and families who had contact with Zholia Alemi

The safety of our patients is our utmost priority and we are disappointed to find that Zholia Alemi, who worked as a locum consultant at LPT between 2009-2010, entered the General Medical Council register using a fraudulent qualification 23 years ago. Zholia worked across various NHS Trusts in the UK during this time. The GMC are now investigating how this could have happened and have since put in place more rigorous processes to ensure doctors are fit to work in the UK.

In light of the information we discovered this week (19 November), we are now conducting an urgent review into this matter and have agreed an immediate plan to respond to people who contact us as previous patients of Ms Alemi, whilst we try to identify which patients she may have treated when working at LPT. As you can imagine this may take some time to work through but the safety of our patients is paramount.

The Trust is working with local partners to ensure that we continue to provide full support to any affected patients. It is important that any concerned patients are able to discuss this with us.

If you are a worried patient or carer you can speak to our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0116 295 0830.

Patients can also contact the GMC via their helpline on 0161 923 6602. The GMC have also provided support and advice for patients on their website: https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/zholia-alemi—-information-for-patients

Move it Boom winners enjoy brand new playground equipment

15.11.18
Pupils at Millfield L.E.A.D. Academy in Leicester are celebrating after being named the winners of this year's Move it Boom physical activity competition for primary schools. Their prize? Bespoke playground equipment generously donated by local play specialists Red Monkey Play.

Make Christmas special for our patients

12.11.18
LPT is once again joining forces with University Hospitals of Leicester and AgeUK LeicesterShire and Rutland to ensure every patient in one of our hospital beds on December 25 receives a present. You can find out how to donate to the making Christmas Special appeal by following the link.
 
 

LPT's new guide to support for Armed Forces community

9.11.18
A new lLPT publication signposting support for serving and former Armed Forces personnel in Leicestershire and Rutland has been published ahead of Armistice Day centenary commemorations this weekend.

Carers event will showcase support in the community

07.11.18
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is hosting a special event to promote support for carers and recognise the role they play in the lives of people with mental illness or learning disabilities. Their ‘Celebrating Carers’ event on Friday 30 November – Carers’ Rights Day - will feature a mix of information, entertainment and a showcase of organisations and services offering support for carers and service users as well as for health and social care staff
 

Female psychiatric intensive care unit celebrates first birthday

05.11.18
A specialist mental health unit in Leicester for women experiencing severe and complex mental illness celebrated its first birthday with a party for staff and patients. Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s (LPT) six-bedroomed Griffin Ward provides psychiatric intensive care for women needing the highest level of psychiatric care.

October 2018

Diana community children's nurse visits Westminster to lobby for better palliative care for children

26.10.18
Julie Potts, children's palliative care lead nurse with the Diana children's community service, visited Westminster this week for the launch of a report from the All Party Parliamentary Groupfor Children Who Need Palliative Care.

Minimising the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

25.10.18
LPT consultant Dr Fabida Noushad gives advice on minimising the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Around three per cent of the population have symptoms. This advice is issued as part of the Help Us, Help You campaign by the NHS and social care partners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Karen is a local health hero!

24.10.18
Assistant practitioner in children's occupational therapy and physiotherapy, Karen Ellames, has been named as the winner of the Clinical Support Worker of the Year 2018 for the East Midlands as part of the national Our Health Heroes Awards. Vote for Karen as the overall national winner at www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/OHH

Flu vaccination programme gets underway in primary schools

16.10.18
Thousands of primary school children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are set to be protected once again from the flu, as LPT's annual nasal flu vaccination programme of pupils from Reception to Year 6 gets underway.

Going the extra mile for poorly children and families

8.10.18
Staff and friends of LPT's Diana Community Children's Service will be taking part in Sunday's Leicester marathon and half marathon to raise money for the service's 20th anniversary appeal.

Rail passengers urged: 'Make connections for wellbeing'

8.10.18
Hundreds of rail passengers will be asked a simple question as they stream through Leicester Railway Station on Thursday (11 October): ‘Are you OK today?’. And trained listeners will be on hand to provide confidential support for those who answer ‘No’.

Plans approved for a new mental health inpatient unit in Leicester for young people

05.10.2018
 
The business case to build a new 15-bed inpatient facility on the Glenfield Hospital site for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) has been approved by our Trust board, and construction will commence towards the end of the year, subject to final approval from NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Coordinators bring meaningful activities to Hinckley wards

04.10.2018

A team of coordinators has been appointed to bring meaningful activities to inpatients at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital. They lead patients through exercise, fun and distractions designed to help them maintain their strength, recover more quickly, and have a better overall experience.

Melton Breast Friends make food festival family friendly

01.10.18
The Melton Breast Friends group, which includes volunteer breastfeeding peer supporters trained by LPT, is providing a welcoming family space at this weekend's Melton Food Festival where parents can feed their babies in comfort.

September 2018

LPT's tour through 140 years of history

13.09.18
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is inviting people to travel back through 140 years of health care in Leicester at a special event on Monday 24 September. A morning launch event at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit, on the Glenfield Hospital site, will unveil two history projects that share milestones from the city’s mental health and learning disabilities healthcare heritage

Staff and volunteers celebrated for a collective 3300 years of NHS service

12.09.18

Staff and volunteers with long service to the NHS were celebrated at a special event on 10 September, a fitting tribute to the year that the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday.

Clinical audit report published

06.09.18
A report has been published, giving a comprehensive look at care provided to end of life care patients across various NHS providers in 2017.

Prison art - Unlocked!

05.09.18
UNLOCKED is a collection of works created by serving and remand prisoners at Leicester and Stocken prisons, and the now-closed Glen Parva Young Offenders Institute along with people on probation. The exhibition - split between Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery and Soft Touch Arts Young People’s Arts and Heritage Centre runs from 14 September to 10 October and. This project is a partnership between Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), Soft Touch Arts, HMP Leicester, DeMontfort University and Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Rutland Community Rehabilitation Company (Probation).

Invitation to LPT's Annual General Meeting 2018

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) invites the public to its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 17 September 2018, 2pm-4pm at the NSPCC, 3 Gilmour Close, Leicester, LE4 1EZ. Following the main presentations (which will take place from 2pm-3pm) visitors will have the opportunity to find out about and give their views on our major improvement programmes across community and mental health services.

August 2018

Two LPT projects shortlised in the "healthcare Oscars"

29.08.18
LPT projects designed to improve the lives of patients with long lasting wounds and with dementia have been shortlisted in the Nursing Times awards - the Oscars of healthcare.
 
 

Golden hellos offered to Market Harborough nurses

21.08.18
Registered nurses who join the inpatient staff at St Luke's Hospital, Market Harborough, will qualify for £2,000 bonuses if they stay for three years.
 

Ward staff and patients make 'landmark' change

20.08.18
Patients and staff from the Bradgate Unit, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s acute mental health inpatient unit, have collaborated on a 'landmark' transformation of their ward.

Mental health project viewed as ‘outstanding’, offering exciting future for bread making in NHS

14.08.18
A full report has been published on the activities and outcomes of the NHS Leicester Bread Clubs project, launched in January 2018 by Planet Leicester Bakers and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

A-maze-ing support for LPT's Diana anniversary appeal

07.08.18

We're delighted that Wistow Maze is helping to promote the 20th anniversary appeal for our Diana Children's Community Service. Seven year old Elliott Raynor, who is cared for by the service, and features on the appeal banner, was offered free tickets to visit the maze with his family.

Medical trainees celebrated at a dedicated awards event

03.08.18

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) celebrated the achievements of their
trainee medical staff at an awards ceremony.

£460,000 awarded to expand perinatal mental health service

02.08.18
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has secured £460,000 from NHS England to double the size of its perinatal mental health team. The new funding is from the second wave of a £365 million national package of additional funding from NHS England to improve access to mental health care.

July 2018

LPT cycling trio Ride London - for better mental health

25.7.18
An amateur cycling trio from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) take on the Prudential Ride London-Surrey challenge this weekend – for better mental health.

New digital community heart service launched

24.07.2018
LPT and Spirit Digital have launched a service which allows heart patients to monitor their condition at home, and seek help when needed.

Breakfast boost for local families

18.7.18
LPT staff are supporting Breakfast Boxes - a scheme to provide breakfasts for children from low-income families during the school summer holidays

Football's coming home again - in NHS Cup

18.7.18
The NHS Cup, an annual one-day fundraising football tournament that pits teams from NHS services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, kicks off on Saturday 21 July.

LPT staff "circle" the globe in health challenge


12.07.18
LPT staff have walked, swam, cycled and ran more than 121,000 miles in 100 days - the equivalent of almost five times around the world. It was part of a health and wellbeing challenge in the run up to the NHS's 70th birthday.

LPT's Elaine joins the nursing elite

11.07.18
LPT clinical education lead Elaine Liquorish has been made a Queen's Nurse. The accolade is reserved for nurses who have made a substantial commitment to community nursing, and there are just 1,100 of them in the country. Elaine says she loves working with patients in their own homes.

NHS colleagues take on wheely big charity challenge for NHS at 70

06.07.18
On Saturday (7 July) - to mark the NHS’ 70th birthday - colleagues from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) will undertake a 119-mile whistle-stop cycling tour of Trust bases to raise money for the Road to Recovery appeal.

LPT celebrates NHS 70

04.07.18

Six Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust staff, with a total of 231 years NHS long service between them, have been selected to attend two prestigious national celebrations – at Westminster Abbey and York Minster - to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS on 5 July.

Bradgate Mental Health Unit's 'time travel' party for NHS at 70

02.07.18
Staff and patients at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit will celebrate the NHS story with a Big7Tea party on 5 July – 70 years to the day since Nye Bevan’s healthcare vision became reality. And they want members of the public to join them!

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