Safer Staffing

In November 2013, the National Quality Board (NQB) published the ‘How to ensure the right people, with the right skills, are in the right place at the right time – a guide to nursing, midwifery and care staffing capacity and capability’.  From April 2014, all trusts are required to publish staffing levels on a ward-by-ward basis together with the percentage of shifts meeting safe staffing guidelines.

In response to the guidance, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust implemented a ‘safer staffing’ web portal across all inpatient areas which provided a real time, co-ordinated approach for wards to record staffing levels, capability and ward acuity information for each shift from 1st April 2014.

See our Safer Staffing records below:

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Annual Report 2020/21

Safeguarding Declaration 2021/22

Friends and Family Test

Your chance to make a difference

What you think about the way we care for you and the service we provide is important to us.

One of the ways we check your experiences to help us make improvements is by asking a simple question: How likely are you to recommend our service or ward to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment? By answering on a scale – from extremely likely to extremely unlikely – and by adding any comments or suggestions you wish to make, you can help us improve. This is known nationally as the NHS Friends and Family Test and is a quick and easy way for you to let us know what we can do more of and what we need to change for the better.

Friends and Family Test (FFT) cards, which can be filled in anonymously if you wish, are available at all of our sites and from staff working out in the community. You can also complete the feedback online.

LPT Smoke-free

Since 1 October 2016, LPT has been completely smokefree, with an inclusive smoking ban in all Trust buildings, grounds and vehicles. We are committed to improving health and wellbeing in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Stopping smoking is one of the most productive ways to help people gain more disease-free years. This is why the ban includes all – from service users and staff, to visitors and contractors. More information.

Eliminating Mixed-Sex Accommodation

Declaration of Compliance – June 2021

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is committed to providing every patient with same sex accommodation as it helps to safeguard their privacy and dignity when they are often at their most vulnerable. The only exception to this is when it is in the patients overall best interests or reflects their personal choice.

Why is same sex accommodation important?

Every patient has the right to receive high quality care that is safe and effective and respects their privacy and dignity. We are committed to ensuring that patients’ privacy and dignity is maintained at Leicestershire Partnership Trust. The Trust continues to report all incidents in line with NHS England and NHS Improvements ‘Delivering same-sex accommodation’ guidance. The guidance states patients must not;

  • Share sleeping accommodation with members of the opposite sex
  • Share toilet or bathroom facilities with members of the opposite sex
  • Walk through an area occupied by patients of the opposite sex to reach toilets or bathrooms; this excludes corridors
  • In addition women-only day rooms should be provided in mental health inpatient Units

Reporting

Compliance of same sex accommodation is monitored and reported internally to the Trust Quality Forum and externally by our commissioners. In 2020/2021 there were no clinically justified or unjustified mixed sex accommodation breaches in line with the guidance. We will continue to monitor our progress against information that is made available following CQC inspections and staff and patient feedback.

We want to know about your experiences. Please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on pals@leicspart.nhs.uk or Telephone on 0116 295 0830

Read the full report.

 

Trade Union Reporting

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 (‘The Facility Time Regulations’) came into force on 01 April 2017, requiring relevant public sector employers to publish specified information on an annual basis covering the 12 month period beginning with 01 April.

See our reports:

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