47) 16/2/19 – 27/2/19


Pages 4 and 5 “NHS trust extensively criticised in report by inspectors”, subtitled “Leadership failures and long waits were among the problems identified, but caring staff were praised” – special criticism of mental health care(Leicestershire Partnership Trust)


NHS prescription charges set to rise again

The Government has said you’ll have to pay more to get essential medication




p. 11 “GP surgery in special measures” – Practice Bowling Green Street, many failings


p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “Vitamin D deficit” – multivitamins aimed at babies and children contain too little of it

 p. 24 Health & Lifestyle “Mental health waiting lists fear” – GP survey; young people’s m. h. Services



p. 18 “MP in plea to keep health card” – Jon Ashworth, EHIC



Pages 1, 4 and 5 “NHS trust (UHL)‘forcing medics to move out of homes’”, subtitled “Eviction notices as houses falling ‘below standard’, say authorities”; “’Our lives are here but now the hospital is telling us we have to leave’” – Hospital Close by the General Hospital. : built in the 1970s, it has been allowed to fall into disrepair for at least a decade.


p. 12 NATIONAL, brief “PTSD hitting youths” – one in 13, lack of support

 p. 15 a letter by five doctors and healthcare workers under “Brexit is doing far more harm than good to NHS”

 p. 22 “NHS trust chief exec announces retirement” -Dr Peter Miller

 p. 23 “MP backing call to make more use of pharmacies” – Jon Ashworth



p. 26 “Campaign under way to recruit care staff” – national; county is about 1,200 short at any time



p. 11 “How EU citizens have abandoned the county since the leave vote” – and how this affects the NHS 

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “End of cervical cancer” – prediction that it could be eliminated 



Youngsters launch inquiry into mental health after consultation” – Young People’s Council


p. 15 a letter, no name, under “Old system of go and wait best for seeing GP” – with queues around the block at 8 am? 

p. 20 “Health minister learns of plans for investment on hospital tour” – Matt Hancock, Hinckley and Bosworth District Hospita7