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 “Big increase in diabetes cases in city” – by 33% in five years

The number of adults in Leicester with diabetes has risen by 33 per cent in the last five years, according to new figures. Figures compiled by NHS Digital show the number of people in the city with the condition rose from 21,138 in March 2012 to 28,253 in March 2017 – an increase of 7,115 new cases …


Sunday’s Observer: 

p. 30 “Shock figures reveal extent of Britain’s health service crisis” – data from 21 countries show appalling lack of provision and resources, e.g. a third of hospital beds per capita compared with Germany


*Mental health patients in the city face longest waits for appointments” – average 135 days, longest in country

Mental health patients in Leicester endured the longest wait for an appointment in the country. A city charity has criticised the 135 day average from referral to the first Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) appointment. Sue Langley, chief executive at Leicestershire Action for Mental …