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January 2020

8th

p. 7 “City GP surgery ‘inadequate’” – Briton Street Surgery, Dr Shafi and partners,  whose other surgery got the same rating[N.B. Several comments are appended to the online article raising questions about salaried versus partners in practices.]

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/leicester-gp-surgery-requires-improvement-3714465

7th

 p. 16 “Hospitals joining an advanced treatment network” – for pioneering new treatments

 

6th

p. 1a letter by Shaun Chadwick, a surgery manager, under “NHS inspections are deepening the crisis” – a must-read about inconsistencies etc. [N.B. This is a practice manager at several practices so may be making some good points. I do not have a copy of the letter.]

4th

p. 7  “Concerned inspectors put city GP surgery into special measures”

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/leicester-gp-surgery-put-special-3703105

3rd

p. 19 “A&E told to improve urgently” – George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton

 https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/urgent-safety-improvements-ordered-nuneatons-3695781

1st

Pages 1, 10 and 11 “New drug changing lives for brothers” and  “I’ve been waiting 10 years for this treatment…” new drug preventing bleeding in haemophiliacs now NHS-funded in severe cases (about 2,000 nationwide)

 

December

28th

p. 15 a letter by Suresh Chauhan under: ”I fear for future under our no-scruples PM”

p. 26 “Nursing support for A&E cancer patients” – Macmillan nurses at LRI

27th

p. 10 “Child given wrong dose of antibiotics at surgery” – Evington Medical Centre still ‘requires improvement’”

 https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/wrong-dose-antibiotics-prescribed-child-3651601

p. 15 a letter by Tom Barker under “Brexit fallout will fuel further NHS anger”

p. 26 “Find out blood type – sign up as donor” – invitation to donate

         Woman told she faces 20-week wait for smear test result

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/woman-told-faces-20-week-3657191