43) 21/5/19 -14/6/19

June 14th

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “Abortions at a high” – rise due to older women and mothers


p. 30 “£85k of life-saving drugs donate to Gaza patients” – chemotherapy from Morningside Pharmaceuticals, Loughborough


p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “Patients are at risk” – Public Accounts Committee on waiting times


Pages 1, 4 and 5 “I feel I’m just waiting to die”, subtitled “Tick bite has left me blind, bedridden, confined to a dark room…” – failed by a long string of medical professionals, since 1994, with not enough knowledge of Lyme’s disease, which she asked about all along. The disease is a growing problem on the continent, but there is more awareness, incl. very public advice on prevention.


p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “Three patients die” – in hospital of listeria


p. 23 “More time to help with minor injuries” – longer opening hours at three county centres (?? walk in centres?)



p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “Trump’s NHS U-turn”

p. 15 a good short letter by A Miller on the above under “Trump not lying about putting the USA first”

 p. 27 In the House, Jon Ashworth under “Public health budget cuts increase level of inequality”** https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2019-05-14b.145.0

p. 19 “34 lives saved in year thanks to organ donors” – UHL



p. 15 a letter, no name, under “Medicine example of Brexit consequences” – unavailability

p. 20 “Helping minority groups into work” – NHS recruitment event



p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “Prostate cancer hope” – life-extending drug found to benefit more patients



p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “At risk after sepsis” – high death rate in next five years

 p. 23 “Patients’ dignity gowns have got it all covered” – for use in Radiology as recommended by ULH’s Equality Advisory Group, first 300 bought with donations from Muslim shop and charity       https://nursingnotes.co.uk/dignity-gowns-patients-better-experience/


27th May

Pages 10 and 11 “’Mental health  is a timebomb, unless treated early it will only get worse, just like cancer’”

 21st May

Pages 1, 4 & 5 “’Dad died in pain after dialling 999 – he was let down….” – ambulance crew arrived 90 minutes after desperate call, the last of five calls of only two ‘had connected’,  to find patient dead. (Must be read to understand the gravity of the failure.)                                                https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/dad-died-pain-after-dialling-2888544

Pages 6 & 7 “>I was told I was at the unit for my own safety. Not once did I feel safe”, subtitled “Ward was ‘dirty, with culture of medicating and not treating’” – in Bradgate Unit  https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/what-its-like-spend-six-2879654

p. 8 “Mother’s ‘life-threatening injuries’ to young children” – mental health issues

 p. 12 NATIONAL, brief “Sharp nurse decline” – 43% drop in the number of district nurses in England in last decade     https://www.nursinginpractice.com/article/four-10-district-nurses-lost-last-10-years-report-warns