96) 01/10/17 – 31/10/17

25th
Jeremy-Hunt‘How long can we stand Jeremy Hunt?’ blasts Tory Leicestershire council leader in NHS row
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/how-long-can-stand-jeremy-622839

Rushton and colleagues at loggerheads with NHS over bed blocking target

26th

p. 24 “Mum’s warning on diabetes” – about avoiding gestational diabetes and avoiding Type 2 diabetes after suffering from gestational diabetes, esp. aimed at South Asian women

25th
Jeremy-Hunt‘How long can we stand Jeremy Hunt?’ blasts Tory Leicestershire council leader in NHS row
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/how-long-can-stand-jeremy-622839

Rushton and colleagues at loggerheads with NHS over bed blocking target

23rd

p. 22 “New system for fewer serious clinical errors”, subtitled “Academics work with hospitals”

“Dangers to elderly on multiple meds” – for medications -, subtitled “New study points to increased risk of falls” – Leicester Diabetes Centre, NHS

Why patients shouldn’t regularly ask their doctors for antibiotics
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/patients-shouldnt-regularly-ask-doctors-668823

non NHS

16550100-1-2Tory MPs scarpered when the time came to vote on pausing Universal Credit – Jon Ashworth

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/tory-mps-scarpered-time-came-681160
The Leicester South MP has warned thousands of people in the city will suffer unnecessary hardship.

21st
letters on p. 15: Jill Friedmann’s “Patient transport issues continuing” –early problems with new Thames ambulance service(see article on 18th)

20th
“Unit delivering good news to couples hoping to start a family”, subtitled “New equipment can benefit patients by increasing pregnancy rates” – embryo monitoring

p. 25 “Council ‘bullied’ on bed blocking targets”, subtitled “NHS bosses accused of incompetence in funding row” – a must-read; the new NHS funding rules affect both city and countybedblocking

19th
Scientists’ pill breakthrough to help weight loss, diabetes” – research based at the General

p. 24 “Mental health in spotlight” – LPT roadshow

p. 34 “Importance of exercise in diabetes” – new programme being developed

18th
“Paralysed man waiting seven hours to get home, subtitled “Taxi had to be called to get patient and mum, 84, home” – TASL
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/paralysed-man-waited-seven-hours-577813

p. 15 a letter, no name, under “Pay-on-exit far better at hospital” – LRI has that system, which helps avoid overpaying and overstay fines

17th
From street drinking and being ejected by a Buddhist centre to being honoured by the lord mayor, Peter’s recovery inspires others” – he credits the Bradgate Unit, Glenfield, for it

’More effective’ care for back pain sufferers”, subtitled “Changes: increased focus on physical activity” – all local CCGs, patients waiting for various procedures to receive letters

p. 22 “GPs plan £2m extension”, subtitled “Public asked for views on scheme that will add services” – Burbage Practice

16th
People will get a say on hospital’s future” – Feilding Palmer, Lutterworth

14th
Vaccine keeps flu bug away” – schools’ vaccination programme

LOROS opens new £6 million centre
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/loros-opens-new-6m-centre-617117

p. 20 “Diabetes and diet study”, subtitled “Research probes link between medication and appetite” – probing the efficacy of one drug

13th
p. 5 a letter by Christine Tebbutt under “Our thanks for marvellous care” – Glenfield heart unit

Listed: all these treatments may no longer be available on NHS prescription
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/nhs-prescriptions-treatments-not-available-620708

12th

p. 9 “Protest over NHS gagging order” –  confidentiality demo

11th
*** “Nurses could be ‘replaced by physios or pharmacists’”, subtitled “NHS trust struggling to fill 500 vacancies”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/nurses-might-replaced-physios-pharmacists-583411

**p. 22 “Check-up for health service”, subtitled “Inspectors monitor quality of care” – new CQC inspections of LPNT hospitals going on

**p. 28 “Praise for community care”, subtitled “Patients satisfied with treatment at smaller community hospitals, survey reveals”
Mental health day: see the results of our survey
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/mental-health-day-see-results-613964

9th
letter by Linda Muxlow under “I’d like to meet fellow patient” – chronic lymphatic leukaemia sufferer

**p. 22 “Taking care to people”, subtitled “Mental health outreach service through Crisis Cafes launched today” – by charity Turning Point

p. 24 “Pupils can beat flu bug”, subtitled “Painless nasal spray protects children against winter virus” –

6th
NHS Trust announces new appointments” – Dr Claire Gibson and Faisal Hussain as exectutive directors

5th
Menphys warns of ‘reduced’ support”, subtitled “Charity loses contract for outreach service” – county council

p. 11 “New transport service made chaotic start, patients claim”, subtitled “Ambulance company under fire” – TASL
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/chaotic-new-hospital-transport-service-570350

p. 20 “Hospital parking fees up”, subtitled “The first rise in six years comes into effect on Monday” – it seems it’s now pay-on-exit machines
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/leicestershire-hospitals-increase-parking-charges-579874

p. 23 “Error meant wrong man had surgery”, subtitled “Man with same surname treated” – appointment letter sent to wrong patient who had mole in similar place, but which did not need surgery
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/doctors-leicester-hospital-operate-wrong-569227

p. 30 “Post-op care improved”, subtitled “500 patients spared hospital trip thanks to new scheme” – knee and hip replacements get check-up X-rays nearer home

4th
Hospitals need to spend £7 million on urgent repairs in Leicester
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/hospitals-need-spend-7m-urgent-562569

3rd
Firefighters to end voluntary 999 call service”, subtitled “Decision sparked by pay dispute” – response to medical emergencies

2nd
These are the big changes to benefits for sick and disabled people
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/big-changes-been-made-benefits-565374

Becky finally gets her MS treatment on NHS, subtitled “Woman had thought only hope was to travel abroad”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/stem-cell-treatment-ms-mexico-462001

Law firm is helping Bradgate patients to gain ‘sanctuary’” – relaxation room, not part of core NHS service
p. 16 a letter by James A Hutchinson under “Who will staff the health centre?” Building firm’s plans, supported by P. Soulsby

1st
Bowel cancer target missed”, subtitled “Waiting for screening services” – more than six weeks for colonoscopy results