95) 1/11/17 – 30/11/17

Nov. 29th 
Christmas toy appeal for children in hospital

Nov. 28th
p. 19 a letter by Dave Basset, Alzheimer’s Society, under “Budget betrayed dementia victims” – a must-read

p. 20 “Cancer patients’ cash lifeline”, subtitled “Macmillan teams’ crucial support for people suffering from disease” – this too showing up big holes in government care and provision

Nov. 27th 
p. 19 a good letter by Phil Dores under “Cast adrift by an uncaring system” – the consequences of lack of proper mental health care


2017-11-24-PHOTO-00000043*We’re keeping closure threat in folk’s minds’”, subtitled “Campaigners gather week before heart op unit decision”
The future of the centre will be revealed on Thursday

£2m boost to help treating cancers”, subtitled “Team study into proteins that aid bad cells could help develop drugs” – UL, funded by Cancer Research

“Children lose out in heart research” (Birmingham findings)

“From flu jab to Big Mac” – Inclusion Health Care giving flu jabs and a hot breakfast (inducement) to rough sleepers at the Anchor Centre

County’s good prognosis from director of health”, subtitled “Fewer teen pregnancies, but pollution remains a concern”

Measles outbreak in 2 cities – the symptoms to look out for http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/measles-outbreak-uk-cities-symptoms-821670

Don’t ignore us, say city’s young carers”, subtitled “Call for NHS to recognise their role with a ‘family-friendly crisis plan’”

16550100-1-2   p11. “MP Ashworth is backing bid to save pharmacy”, subtitled “Hundreds sign petition after news to shut Lloyds branch” – only pharmacy in St. Mathews; Department of Health accused of ‘lack of concern’

pages 22 and 23 “Thousands are helped to ward off the threat of type 2 diabetes”, subtitled “As an NHS prevention programme celebrates an encouraging start, a participant explains how it has helped him take control of his health”

Two items about innovations pioneered or introduced in Leicester:

p. 13 “Model patient Jeremy has key role in X-ray research”, subtitled “Synthetic human-shaped figure a training aid for staff and students” – simulating live patients in many ways

p. 17 “Pioneering lung disease test could change my life”, subtitled “Simple device gives early warning of an attack to sufferers like Martin” – could prevent hospitalisations and save patients’ jobs

Nuffield Health, in a sponsored article:
p. 29 “Hospital invests in breast cancer treatment” – a Rapid Access Breast Clinic

p. 15 a letter by Jane Trantom under “Why the NHS is alive and well” – all positive experiences with eye surgery

p. 16 “Use the web – and stay safe and well” – new Self Care campaign aimed at elderly

GettyImages-468161956  Revolutionary new pacemaker technique could help people with heart failure


p. 13 “Glenfield patient given pioneering heart treatment”, subtitled “’No complications’ as an extra pacemaker wire is fitted” – BHF-funded UK-wide clinical trial

p. 16 a letter, no name, under “Vulnerable hit by transport rethink” – complaints by a disabled person about TASL Patient Transport Services Ltd, esp. About the eligibility criteria it uses for help to get in and out of their cars, and for refusing to carry some patients with mobility problems


p. 13 “Referrals rise at heart unit”, subtitled “Boost for efforts to save service”


p. 13 “Making blood tests easier” – booking them at George Eliot Hospital