1/5/17 – 6/5/17

p. 16 a letter by Dr Peter Holden, BMA regional chairman, under “NHS priorities for next government”, a must-read NOT ON LINE BUT SEE DOCUMENT ATTACHED BY THE BMA election

p. 25 “Talks on NHS apprentices”, subtitled “Hospital bosses and college discussing opportunities” – for a variety of jobs in the NHS

Mercenary cuts to care will cost more in the long run’”, subtitled “Changes to home’s assistance”

p. 23 “Concerns at rise in baby deaths”, subtitled “Investigation into possible causes”
***“Top heart surgeon is quitting the city”, subtitled “Children’s heart unit consultation extended” not found online
GP practice in special measures

***“West of county worst for GP appointments”, subtitled “Over half of practices offering no extended hours”http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/part-of-leicestershire-worst-in-country-for-out-of-hours-gp-appointments/story-30304851-detail/story.html
p. 4 “Louise starts therapy NHS couldn’t offer”, subtitled “Cervical cancer treatment at German clinic ‘only option’” -37-year-old
p. 11 “Donors urged to keep blood dates”

p. 16 “Eating disorder unit’s quality acknowledged”, subtitled “Ward maintains accreditation for ‘effective safe service’” – Langley Ward in the Bennion Centre

“Patients still facing long wait in new A&E”, subtitled “Very high demand and ‘teething problems’ blamed

p. 16 “Lung disease test can warn of attack risk”, subtitled “City scientists reveal technology” – for COPD patients, to monitor symptoms and save NHS £40m p.a., but still need five years of testing

p. 17 “Nurses boost for patients with MS”, subtitled “Specialists could make a ‘huge difference’” – two nurses, paid MS Trust, to be based at the General Hospital