087) 19/07/21 – 15/08/21

15th August

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/latest-todays-covid-19-cases-5790071

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/21-covid-symptoms-double-jabbed-5790492

14th August

p. 3 “Covid-19 infection rates up slightly” – city and county

p. 9 “10,267 doctor appointments missed in June”

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/thousands-gp-appointments-adding-post-5773215

p. 18 “Covid jabs available – including to under-18s” and

          “Drop-in clinics for all running this weekend”

p. 19 “’Do not assume feeling unwell means Coronavirus – you could have meningitis’”

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/dont-assume-its-covid-could-5771522

13th August

p. 7 “Hospital opens inquiry as nan says: I’ll never forgive them for ruining my life” – Queen’s Medical Centre, appalling care alleged

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/grandmother-94-vows-never-forgive-5775360

p. 8 “’Virtual wards’ return to monitor people’s Covid at home” – from Glenfield

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/hospital-treating-covid-19-patients-5773904

p. 8 “Hospitals under strain as 4,000 extra patients at A&E in June”

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/hospitals-under-strain-4000-extra-5762100

p. 26 “My life began when I started therapy work” – patients recruited as support workers

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/life-began-50-mental-health-5741790

12th August

p. 10 an inquest report into DVT death in hospital – to be continued, patient’s lifestyle blamed

p. 20 “Have your say in mental health services review”

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/planned-improvements-unfit-mental-health-5752819

p. 21 “Navigate options for care from 111 to 999” – CCG’s advice to public on FNHS services

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/leicester-mercury/20210812/281887301371165

or

Health bosses reveal how to get seen quicker when NHS is busiest

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/health-bosses-reveal-how-seen-5742815

11th August

p. 12 NATIONAL “75% of UK adults are double-jabbed”

p. 20 “See pharmacist rather than GP” – could save 6 – 8% of GP appointments

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/want-see-gp-you-could-5763630

9th August

p. 7 “’Businesses are still suffering as Covid measures put off shoppers’”

p 16 ”Student’s stick helps people with dementia to live independently” with tracking device alerting to unusual behaviour

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/loughborough-university-student-creates-device-5737497

7th August

p. 8 “Drop-in Covid jab clinics open over weekend” – seven locations

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief “Teens get Covid jab”

p. 15 a letter by Dr Andrew Gollard under “Don’t blame NHS app for the Covid chaos” – mishandling of crisis –see letter in full at :

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/leicester-mercury/20210807/281809991950485

5th August

p. 4 “Number of new virus infections increases”

p. 12 NATIONAL “16-year-olds won’t need jab consent” – from their parents

p. 13 WORLD “WHO calls for halt to vaccine boosters” – till poor countries have had their vaccines

p. 15 a letter by Suresh Chauhan under “Boris’ shortcomings costing us all dear” – incl. handling of pandemic READ EXCELLENT LETER IN FULL HERE:

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/leicester-mercury/20210805/281792812076868

4thAug

p. 12 NATIONAL “Drug deaths highest since records began”

p. 20 readers opinions on Covid passports for nightclubs

p. 21 “Research in health ‘must improve’ its inclusion of minorities”

3rd August

p. 2 ”Covid-19 vaccinations available to all eligible people at drop-in clinic” – four clinics

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief “Booster decision soon” – for over-50s

p. 15 an unnamed letter under “Am I suffering from long Covid?” – illustrating patients’ worries

2nd August

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief “Drug death worries” – Scotland

p. 15 an unnamed letter under “Call to make it easier to get doctor appointment” – very general

p. 19 “Yusuf wins award for his low-cost ventilator” – from Royal Academy of Engineering, promising invention, interesting article

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/leicester-mercury/20210802/281904481220155

1st August

Latest daily Covid-19 figures confirm hundreds of new cases – here’s the breakdown for where you live

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/latest-daily-covid-19-figures-5728530

31st July

p. 4 “Health schemes are shortlisted for awards” – patient involvement schemes

p. 12 NATIONAL “Health union urges rejection of pay deal”

p. 12 “                , brief: “Elderly in more pain” – compared with before Covid

p. 18 “Midwives set out to ‘decolonise’ teaching practice”, subtitled “People should be ‘colour aware’ not ‘colour blind’” – responding to special needs, but without prejudice

30th July

p. 8 “Public health leaders presented with honorary degrees” – from Loughborough University to Mike Sandys and Prof Ivan Browne

p. 9 “Investment is needed to tackle epidemic of crime, says MP” – Claudia Webbe; for  community- and mental health services

p. 12 NATIONAL “Pingdemic worsens as 700k told to isolate”

29th July

p. 10 “Covid testing lab in town to reopen ;four months after closure” – Loughborough

28th July

p. 5 “Boss says sorry after care home still rated inadequate” – Ashton Care Home, Hinckley

p. 9 “Care home in top three for deaths linked to Covid” – Peaker Park Care Village, Market Harborough

26th July

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief “Stars in NHS tribute” various plans of sculpture and performance

 24th July

p. 1, 4, 5 “In the grip of pingdemic” – impact of the scheme

p. 12 NATIONAL “Food workers free from self-isolation”

p. 12 “                 , brief “Covid infections rise” – one in 75

 p. 13 WORLD “Jab cleared for children”

p. 16 “Government amber list travel rules ‘confusing’” – about who still has to self-isolate

 p. 19 “Fresh bid to get more young people jabbed”

23rd July

p. 10 “Eat Out scheme ‘likely led to rise in deaths in minority ethnic groups” – fears about ending of restrictions hitting the same groups via restaurant- and other vulnerable workers

p. 12 NATIONAL “Tory revolt over vaccine passports”

p. 12 “                 , brief “3% pay offer ‘insult’” Royal College of Nursing

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/leicester-mercury/20210723/281685437869020

AND SEE GUARDIAN ARTICLE BELOW

22nd July

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “Anger over NHS pay”

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/leicester-mercury/20210722/281689732834078

21st July

p. 12 NATIONAL “Crucial to isolate if pinged – No 10”

p. 15 a letter by Suresh Chauhan under “Predicting restrictions will be imposed again”

20th July

p. 2 “Public divided by ‘Freedom Day’ as many still in masks”

p. 15 three letters on the lifting of restrictions:

Ray Newcombe under “What is enjoyable now could see new lockdown”

Unnamed under “Shop at non-busy times if worried about masks”

Unnamed under “Lifting of restrictions doesn’t mean it’s over”

19th July

p. 10 “Nurses get help to build skills” – LPNHS scholarships

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jul/22/nhs-staff-have-lost-thousands-in-real-pay-since-2011-study-finds