20/2/17 -25/2/17

24th
South Leicestershire MP (Conservative) meets Jeremy Hunt…….Alberto Costa under “Committed to efficient, good value health care”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/alberto-costa-difficult-decisions-will-need-to-be-made-on-the-nhs/story-30160593-detail/story.html

p. 26 “’Two-year waits for mental health help’”, subtitled “Services rated ‘inadequate’ by inspectors”

p. 35 “Prescription scheme pays off”, subtitled “Practice Medicine Coordinator project has saved more than £24,000”
a letter by Javed Khan, Barnado’s, under “Massive problem facing the young” – mental health

“Have your say on radiography services” – patients’ survey by e-mail or paper questionnaire

p. 25 “Five-year deals for new urgent care services”, subtitled “Home visits and hospital ‘hubs’” and “Inspectors found raft of failings at health company” – new company and new service created – article by Cathy Buss

p. 30 “Vital devices bought with charity funds” – better and more comfortable hysteroscopes

p. 32 “Protecting our children” – good uptake of nasal flu vaccine, esp. since giving the option of having it at school or pharmacy

23rd
Heart unit meeting venue ‘takes mickey’”, subtitled “Campaigners angry that few will be able to attend” – booked room which holds 120
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/glenfield-children-s-heart-unit-campaigners-blast-farcical-consultation-meeting-plan/story-30158219-detail/story.html
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/seriously-ill-mum-of-three-now-home-from-hospital-before-going-to-london-for-last-chance-treatment/story-30153402-detail/story.html
p. 15 a letter by Maureen Harrison under “Ideal period of convalescence”

p. 32 “Don’t suffer in silence – see your local pharmacist” -NHS advertising campaign
4pc council tax hike to help pay for social care” – Rutland
p. 15 a very good letter by Arthur Tolton under “What we won’t be consulted on” – STP

21st
NHS shake-up needs major investment, doctors warn” – warning letter by Dr. Peter Holden, East Midlands BMA chairman

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/protests-as-leicester-city-council-votes-to-increase-council-tax-and-cut-services/story-30157838-detail/story.html

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