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Would you like to help shape healthcare in Leicestershire?

Date: Tuesday, July 28th 2015
Categories: All Leicestershire Activities & Events Groups & Forums

Below is a list of forthcoming Involvement Opportunities across Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust:

The Trust's Complaints Review Panel is looking for a group of patients/carers to join a scrutiny panel to help them review the way they respond to complaints. Call Omita Gaikwad on 0116 295 7630 or email [email protected]. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. 

The Trust's Community Health Services team said:  "It’s very early days but we are looking at holding a Listening Into Action event in November about falls prevention both in hospitals and at home. We are particularly looking for stroke survivors or their carers. We are interested in gathering feedback from stroke survivors who were nursed at UHL and community hospitals." Call Linda Bull - Matron Coalville Community Hospital on 01530 467450 or 07826 858370 or email [email protected]

The Trust's Adult Mental Health Communications Team are looking for a group of patients willing to provide comments on a newsletter aimed at patients. Hard copies of the newsletter are available, alternatively email feedback is welcome. Call Clare Neill on 0116 225 6637 or email [email protected]  

The Trust's Better Care Together team are seeking current or previous service users of mental health services to join a group of other likeminded individuals to help shape future mental health services. This is part of the Better Care Together programme for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland - a partnership between all local health and social care providers to work better together to improve the health and wellbeing of our population. The Better Care Together team said: "The mental health workstream is one of the areas we are looking to improve the patient experience and we'd like your help to do this. If you can spare two days a month to go to a two hour meeting about how we make sure service users get to shape future services then we'd like to hear from you. All you need is passion and commitment to make a difference."  Find out more

The Trust's Adult Mental Health Services team are looking for service users/carer representatives for the Care Programming Approach (CPA) Group. They said: "This group seeks assurance from services on standards of CPA practice. CPA is a key policy nationally and service users and carers need to be involved in ensuring that the organisation is keeping up with good practice, how it is delivered and how variations, if any, are managed."  Call Dr Girish Kunigiri, Consultant Psychiatrist, Bradgate Mental Health Unit on 01162252625 or email [email protected]. The group meets every quarter. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The Trust's Reader Panel Service is a group of lay readers that quality checks the Trust's patient information to ensure it’s understandable and doesn’t contain jargon. They are particularly looking for service users/carers with experience of Adult Mental Health and Families, Young People’s and Children’s Services. Call Di Graham on 07879115033 or email [email protected]  

The Trust's Smokefree Action Team are looking for service users and carers who have a view about LPT’s smokefree strategy (the plan to go completely smokefree by the end of 2016), and particularly those who have had experience of using electronic cigarettes (ecigs). Call Louise Ross, Stop Smoking Service Manager on 07824 835 650 or email [email protected] Initially a telephone survey. Louise will call people back if they let her know (text or email) that they would like a conversation.

The Trust's Pharmacy team are looking for a one-off commitment to attend a meeting to discuss the way forward for pharmacy/medicines services within the Trust. No more than half a day max. Travel expenses paid. To find out more email Anthony Oxley, Head of Pharmacy [email protected]

The Trust's Research and Development (EPPIC project) team would like to collaborate with service users and carers to help improve the quality of LPT's research. They said: "We're still in the planning stages but we're looking for a long term commitment starting in the autumn for around 18 months (or longer if people wish to). We will train volunteers to work with staff to help design research studies because their involvement will likely increase the quality and success of research projects. We want to develop a pool of talent which staff can work with when planning research. The level of commitment will vary depending on each project." To find out more call Gail Melvin, Research Manager on 0116 2955805 or email [email protected] The EPPIC project will involve meeting with the project team and then attending some training before working with staff to plan research studies. You'll also be invited to occasional meetings and asked to review documents and keep a reflective diary. Expenses will be reimbursed, including for your time.

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