16/10/17 – 21/10/17

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

 

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