69) 10/6/18 – 16/6/18


999 crews see rise in calls to help the obese” – each of which can take up a lot of extra time

The bill for helping to move obese Leicestershire residents has run into thousands – with the numbers of cases requiring fire service involvement on the rise nationwide. The number of cases nationwide has nearly doubled over the past five years, with unions saying ambulance staff and equipment are …



Tens of thousands more people expected to live in Leicester by 2026

The population of Leicester will increase by 26,100 by 2026, according to the Office for National Statistics – making it the fastest growing city in the region. In 2016 the population was 349,500. By 2026 it is expected to reach 375,600, a rise of 7.5%. By comparison, the population of Nottingham …



Leicester’s hospitals upheld more complaints than any other trust in the whole UK last year

More than a thousand complaints were found to be justified

University Hospitals of Leicester had more justified complaints last year than any other trust in the country. The trust dealt with 1,161 written complaints in the financial year 2017/18, new NHS figures have revealed. Of those, 1,115 were upheld and a further 23 partially upheld, according to the …

Why BMA believes GMC should not have the right to appeal fitness-to-practise decisions

Dr Chaand Nagpaul said his organisation knows that doctors going through the process find it stressful enough


 “Minister ‘playing politics with Jack Adcock case’”, subtitled “Tory MP criticises Jeremy Hunt for releasing report before court hears appeal by doctor whose errors contributed to boy’s death”

Jeremy Hunt has been accused of playing politics with the case of a six-year-old boy who died because of the gross negligence of a trainee doctor.

Hunt should resign if negligent doctor wins appeal’ – Jack’s mum”

A mother has said Jeremy Hunt should resign if a trainee doctor whose negligence caused the death of her son is allowed to resume her medical career. Nicola Adcock says the Health Secretary has potentially opened the door to a reversal of a decision to strike off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba by publishing …

Bottle feeding is woman’s right new midwife guidelines state

Bottle feeding is woman’s right new midwife guidelines state. An informed decision not to breast feed should be respected

p. 22 “NHS college is ‘leading the way’” – Recovery College, Glenfield Hospital, free recovery-focused courses for people with mental illness



Almost 3,300 women affected by scandal over breast screening” Leic./Leics.6