033) 1/7/17 – 31/7/17

31st
**Fears over lack of cleanliness”, subtitled “Firm due to take on patient travel criticised” – Thames Ambulance Service, cheapest, but…
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/firm-taking-patient-transport-leicestershire-256023http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/firm-taking-patient-transport-leicestershire-256023

p. 22 “Better services sought for deaf”, subtitled “Concerns about support needs” – in NHS services
30th
**Patients’ six-hour trip for treatment”, subtitled “Cost of sending people outside county rises” – mostly mental health patients
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/mentally-ill-leicestershire-person-sent-25156

29th
p. 17 “Patients’ six-hour trip for treatment”, subtitled “Cost of sending people outside county rises” – mostly mental health patients

p. 23 “Blood cancer drug approved”, subtitled “Patients are offered fresh hope”

28th
p. 24 “Researcher wins grant to carry out stroke study”

p. 30 Jon Ashworth In the House under “Why we’ll speak up for NHS

25th
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/shocking-drop-sperm-counts-among-239407

24th
p.23 “Stroke study a useful exercise”, subtitled “Researchers share their findings” – three-year study at ULNT, funded by Stroke Association

MAJOR NEWS OF WEEK: *end of congenital heart unit consultation
*** £40 million obtained for the Leic STP!
**set back to cuts to Continuing Health Care planned by CCGs

22nd
p. 20 “Would you pay for medicine?”, subtitled “Some free prescriptions may end”
Restrictions lifted on Leicester GP’s practice after misconduct issues addressed

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/restrictions-lifted-leicester-gps-practice-223414

19th
p. 18 “Pitching in to boost funds” – LPT and UHL staff fundraising to expand Sport at the Bradgate and for other patient benefits
p. 25 “Healthy diagnosis as GP surgery gets good rating”, subtitled “Centre moved out of special measures after inspection”
p. 27 “Aid to monitor health at home”, subtitled “Scheme launched to help patients with lung problems” – pilot showed big savings and 67% reduction in emergency hospital admissions

18th
*Thousands have their say on changes that could shut Glenfield Hospital heart unit

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/thousands-say-changes-could-shut-209446
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/mps-blast-jeremy-hunt-over-205633

***“£40m boost for hospitals and mental health care” – NHS England
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/40-million-boost-new-hospital-217383

p. 11 “Wire left in a heart patient”, subtitled “Three hospital errors preventable” – ‘never-events’ in May
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/three-serious-incidents-reported-leicester-211404

p. 24 “Research unit’s help for thousand young patients”, subtitled “£500,000 medical centre recruits youngsters for trials”

16th

Surgery marks completion of £1.1m revamp” – Long Lane Surgery, Coalville
15th
** “Delight as cuts cancelled”, subtitled “Plans ‘fundamentally unfair’ on severely disabled people” – the CCGs’ plans not to fund at-home-care costs exceeding nursing home costs by 10%
https://www.lizkendall.org/liz-pressures-nhs-into-rethinking-proposals-on-nhs-continuing-health-care/

p. 18 “Filmmaker’s plea to save heart centre”, subtitled “Glenfield patient Emma makes campaigning documentary”

15th
Surgery marks completion of £1.1m revamp” – Long Lane Surgery, Coalvill

14th
letter by William T Quinton under “Mental health: We need a revolution”

**p. 21 “New heart centre plea”, subtitled “Minister urged to halt the ‘flawed’ consultation process” – Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland joint health scrutiny committee, made up of city and county councillors
https://www.leicester.gov.uk/news/news-story-details/?nId=89261

13th
MP in pledge on better mental health services”, subtitled “Patients call for faster GP services and care provided closer to home” and “Art and Advice”, the latter referring to the LPT’s new users’ guide book (LPT Yellow Book) – Nicky Morgan is the MP

12th
4 “Best and worst of county GPs’ surgeries revealed” – patient survey by NHS England
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/best-and-worst-gp-surgeries-revealed-how-has-your-centre-performed/story-30435873-detail/story.html

pages 6 and 7 “’I want to tell people about how deadly this condition is. I am very lucky to be here still’” – all about sepsis, featuring improvements in diagnosis and prompt treatment and the new sepsis team
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sepsis-victim-i-want-to-tell-people-how-deadly-this-condition-is-i-m-lucky-to-be-here/story-30435919-detail/story.html

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/evington-medical-centre-ranked-in-bottom-0-5-of-gp-surgeries-in-england/story-30435862-detail/story.html

11th
a letter by J Lovett under “Too long to wait in emergency” – it reveals life-threatening waiting times

p. 18(CCGs) “Health chiefs urged to rethink care shake-up”, subtitled “Fears over new limits on cost of nursing the vulnerable” – under proposed changes, home care may no longer be funded in cases where nursing home care works out cheaper

10th
Heart centre campaigners in message to NHS England”, subtitled “Last rally in city centre before consultation ends on closure proposal”

p. 15 a letter on the Glenfield heart centre by Rosemary Methven under “I’m calling on NHS England to act humanely”

8th

**Glenfield heart unit
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/last-rally-but-not-end-of-battle-to-save-children-s-heart-services/story-30430204-detail/story.html

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Last rally for children’s heart services before consultation ends
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk
Campaigners fighting to save children’s heart services at Glenfield Hospital have staged a last rally before a consultation on its proposed closure ends in just over a week’s time. The Save…

“Mental health campaign launch” – in city centre pub

7th
Ashworth visits heart centre as consultation deadline nears”

p. 30 “Cystic fibrosis video aids hailed” – ULNT training aids for parents

6th

a letter by Dr Andrew Molodynski, BMA consultant committee mental health lead and NHS consultant psychiatrist, under “Crisis in mental health system” – Leics. and Rutland

p. 20 “Open day bid to hire nurses”, subtitled “Job offers in specialist NHS roles”

5th
Share your views on the emergency services” – online survey run by solicitors

p. 21 “Air pollution risks studied”, subtitled “Links to diabetes ‘inconclusiv

4th
???p. 19 “Two GPs take leading roles in NHS body” – West Leics. CCG

p. 23 “Doctor used false references to get work at city hospitals”, subtitled “Tribunal told of concerns over clinical skills and poor grasp of English” – worked for two weeks at LRI

3rd
“Heart campaigners will hold last protest before NHS consultation ends”, subtitled Public urged to support Glenfield rally in city on Saturday” (includes photo of protest on 27th June at City Hall)
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/rally-planned-to-save-heart-services-at-glenfield-hospital-in-leicester/story-30419810-detail/story.html