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6th Dec

p. 28 “Pneumonia death rates halved by special nurses”


5th Dec

*Revealed: The patients putting the most pressure on Leicester’s hospitals – and how doctors need to change to help them


*Leicester mental health services ‘not good enough’ according to man in charge of them (i.e. Peter Miller , Chair Leicestershire Partnership Trust)



4th Dec

*What health chiefs are doing to bring waiting times down for Leicester cancer patients:subtitled “Robots and evening clinics helping NHS bosses get on track to meet targets”


Free health support via NHS 111 helpline”

 p. 14 “Cancer test rates at the lowest level on record” – women not attending cervical screening 

p. 26 NATIONAL, brief: “Flu jab numbers fall” – compared with same time last year, though vaccine distribution problems may affect numbers  

 3rd Dec

NATIONAL, brief: “Third of GPs ‘to quit’” in next five years

 p. 27 a letter by Richard Morris, director of operations and corporate affairs, NHS Leicester City CCG, under “Health shake-up aimed at securing investment” – in answer to Suresh Chauhan’s recent letter re. The General etc.


1st Dec

Health education firm wins industry award” – Effective Diabetes Education Now (Eden), based at Leicester Diabetes Centre at the General

p. 19 “Why Brexit may be bad medicine for pharmacies”, subtitled “MEP hears of the problems faced by thousands of businesses” – raising a number of serious threats to medicine supplies


30 Nov

Accolade for diabetes support group” – Coalville Diabetes UK

27  Nov

Test can save NHS cash”, subtitled “Many patients with hypertension don’t take all their medication” – urine test to show if they have

 p. 31 a long letter by Suresh Chauhan under “Can we have some answers from the NHS?” –