0000001 16/2/19 – 27/2/19

27th

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)

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/damning-report-lists-failings-mental-2587459

NHS prescription charges set to rise again

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

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/nhs-prescription-charges-set-rise-2569056

 

26th

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

 

23rd

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

 

22nd

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.

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/health-workers-families-being-evicted-2564873 

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

 

21st

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

 

20th

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 

 

18th

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

16th

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

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