15/7/17 – 22/7/17

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”

 

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