25.02.19

Chief executive of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust to retire in summer

The chief executive of a trust that provides mental health, learning disability, and community health services across Leicestershire is set to retire from the post.

Dr Peter Miller, CEO of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), announced he will be retiring in summer this year, ending a six-year tenure at the trust.

Miller said it has been “an honour” to lead the trust for six years, and the trust has set in motion significant transformation work, including the all age transformation of mental health and learning disability services, the child and adolescent mental health services improvement programme, and the community services redesign.

“There remains much to do to ensure that as a trust we can deliver the level of care we aspire to,” Miller said in a statement. “To help us, we will soon be embarking on an ambitious programme of work to ensure that the culture in LPT is what we want it to be.”

Miller added that a CQC report into the trust that will be published over the next few weeks shows “we still have work to do,” but noted that the time felt right to pass on the reins to the next chief executive.

Chair of LPT Cathy Ellis said: “Pete has encouraged a staff culture based on trust and respect for colleagues, recently initiating work with the national Workforce Race Equality Standard team to ensure that our culture is inclusive and welcoming to all staff.

“Pete’s leadership has also ensured we have always delivered our financial statutory duties and met our financial control total. Pete has championed a values-led culture within our trust: with respect, integrity, compassion and trust at the heart of everything we do.

“He has led the trust with integrity, always choosing to do the right thing; and with compassion, seeking to improve patient care for our population.”

Miller will remain in post until a new chief executive is appointed in the summer.

In April 2018, a CQC inspection found that the trust ‘requires improvement’ overall.

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