026) 21/8/17 – 26/8/17

letter by Rodney Posnett under “We don’t need a new health centre” – aimed at Peter Soulsby’s new ideas for Eyres Monsell

p8 “Family of eye tumour boy need to raise £100k for operation”, subtitled “NHS cannot fund this treatment” – rhabdomyosarcoma, decision to deny funding to be reviewed on 13th Sept., but the operation cannot wait till then

p. 23 “GPs will care for 30,000”, subtitled “Private firm and doctors sign a five-year surgeries deal” – Spirit Healthcare to run four/five big health centres/surgeries

p. 34, In the House, Edward Argar under “We must confront the challenges of social care reform”

Ray getting ready to save lives” – volunteer blue light medic, working for Emas, seeking funding defibrillator with ECG, nothing provided by NHS/public funds

p. 15 a letter by Tony Underwood under “Disabled drivers need more help” – abut the LRI not having enough spaces reserved for disabled peopl

DIY HIV tests may soon be in the post”, subtitled “In a bid to save £800k, the city council wants to end clinics that deal with STIs, with people to order kits online, as Dan Martin reports” – not strictly NHS, this illustrates the pitfalls of divided responsibilities for health (and social) care

p. 7, part of the same article, “Mapping out higher rates of teenage pregnancy in city” – with map of rates in various parts

p. 20 “’Don’t delay over your flu jab’”, subtitled GPs’ campaign urges over 65s and condition sufferers to visit them” – and not the pharmacy, for medical reasons

*Be open on NHS changes’” –LM 23.8.17




6 “Mole scanning service ‘could mean delays in treatment”, subtitled “Skin cancer charity urges caution” – Boots offering private scanning service
LM 22.8.17p. 20 “Insurance bid to attract GPs”, subtitled “Medical negligence cover to boost out-of-hours take-up”- Aug-23-04-40-2017