Open invitation for residents in the Melton area to attend NHS annual meeeting

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Melton people are invited by the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) to attend its annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, September 9, at Leicester Race Course.

Alongside the main meeting, which will take place from 11am until 12.30pm, there will be an interactive exhibition with stands highlighting the diverse range of services provided by the trust and some of its partners.

Staff will be showcasing the services they provide around adult mental health and learning disabilities, community services and services for children, young people and families. Staff will also share innovations, service improvements and plans for the year ahead.

Those attending can also take advantage of free health checks, stop smoking advice, other health information, and the chance to discuss our latest vacancies.

The event starts at 9.30am with a breakfast reception hosted by the trust board, as an informal networking opportunity. A buffet lunch will follow the formal AGM meeting, where visitors will have an opportunity to go around the exhibitions again, and listen to a special performance by acclaimed acoustic band Refuge, who have collaborated with LPT on musical rehabilitation projects within our mental health service.

Adrian Childs, chief nurse and deputy chief executive of LPT, said: “I look forward to welcoming members of the public to our AGM on 9 September. It is an opportunity for you to hear about the highlights and challenges we have been through over the last year, and the extensive work we are doing to continue to improve. There will also be a showcase of our services and the help we can offer, and some of the innovative work we are leading across the country. We welcome questions in advance of the meeting, which you can email to communications@leicspart.nhs.uk. You can also follow the event live on twitter @LPTnhs”.

The AGM will be followed by Long Service Awards for staff in the afternoon. This is an opportunity for the trust to celebrate members of staff who have 25, 30 or 40 years’ service within the NHS and to thank them for their contribution.

The trust can also announce that, as part of a wider efficiency programme, it is ending its lease of Lakeside House in Enderby, which is the current trust headquarters. The majority of staff based at Lakeside House will move to County Hall, Glenfield in mid-September, with others relocating to existing trust offices at Bridge Park Plaza in Thurmaston. The co-location of health and social care senior management at County Hall will also facilitate improved cross-organisational working.

From September 15, the Trust’s official headquarters address will beRiverside House, Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester. LE4 8PQ.