45) 25/3/19 – 30/3/19


p. 10 “Have a say on city’s health strategy” – on-line ( Cannot find Leic Mercury link-maybe it is this Healthwatch survey-I SUGGEST YOU ANSWER IT AND COMMENT ON THE QUESTIONSjb https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/news/2019-03-04/what-would-you-do-your-chance-shape-how-your-local-nhs-should-change

p. 17 “Boss ‘accepts responsibility” for failings at health trust” – Peter Miller, mental health services https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/man-charge-leicestershire-mental-health-2665577

p. 27 “Campaign aims to help fill nursing vacancies” – in just about all fields



p. 20 “Urgent medical care changing” – evening and weekend urgent care services in county

These are the conditions you can no longer get medication for on NHS prescriptions –https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/soon-you-wont-able-medication-2694525


 p. 22 “Message in a bottle could be a lifesaver” – designed by the Lions, medical and medication details to be stored in a bottle in the fridge for emergencies=a very good scheme

  p. 9 “Man bled to death in front of his wife” – 2015, medical negligence case


p. 15 two letters re. yesterday’s front page:-the 94 year old man who was passed to and fro: 

one by Hitesh Pujara under “Lack of care meant a longer hospital stay” – his mother, lots of similarities to yesterday’s

 one by Sue Rowley under “Old people deserve better from NHS” – again similarities and worse, like a broken hip not spotted and pressure sores. It also refers to understaffing, with a demand to put NHS funding before disaster aid abroad!



Pages 1, 4 & 5 “Reg, 94 was moved from hospital to hospital 13 times in the 10 weeks before he died. A broken bone was ‘not found for a month’…..” https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/reg-94-moved-one-hospital-2647012

 p. 21 “Research to benefit kidney disease patients” – international, incl. Leicester nephrologists

 p. 21 “Doctors set a standard on diabetes” – on safe management in older patients