• Peter Miller to step down as chief executive of Leicestershire Partnership Trust 
  • Will remain in the role until replacement is found

The long-standing chief executive of a community and mental health trust has announced he is planning to retire after six years in the role.

Peter Miller will step down this summer as chief executive of Leicestershire Partnership Trust, although he has said he will remain in post until a new chief executive is appointed. 

Dr Miller said: “I am proud of the contribution I have made to LPT’s improvement journey but feel the time is right for a new leader to take LPT on the next stage of its journey.

“Our Care Quality Commission report, which will be published over the next couple of weeks, shows that we still have work to do to get the fundamentals right, first time, every time, and that we need to increase the pace of improvement. I feel that it is the right time to pass on the reins.”

He added: “It has been an honour to lead the trust.”

Cathy Ellis, chair of LPT, said: “Dr Miller has championed a values-led culture within our trust and he has led the trust with integrity, always choosing to do the right thing.” 

Ms Ellis added: “Dr Miller’s leadership has also ensured we have always delivered our financial statutory duties and met our financial control total.”