022) 25/9/17 – 30/9/17


Mon 25th:
p. 6 “Hospitals look overseas to fill 500 nurse jobs”, subtitled “Philippines and India recruitment”
(includes figures on hospital vacancies and training for new”nurse associate” role.)


Tooth decay rates for under 5s falling in the city.

p. 21 a Boots-sponsored page advertising their services (? for free)

What is vascular disease?


Tue 26th:
Pages 12 and 13 “Retail legend’s £5m donation could prevent hundreds of limbs being amputated” Next founder George Davies, money to be spent on founding a “quick-access limb-salvage clinic” and a new chair of vascular surgery


p. 23 “City hospital in good shape despite budget pressures – chairman”, subtitled “Trust chief points to spending on new car park and A&E department”

Wed 27th:
Leicester mum says dangers of epilepsy drug still not being spelt out.(Emma Friedmann)

p. 28 “Milestone for diabetes help programme”, subtitled “Empower advises 1,00th patient” – Spirit Healthcare in partnership with CCGs and other healthcare organisations

Thu 28th:
p. 28 “Carers urged to contact GPs over support”, subtitled “Those looking after dementia sufferer twice as likely to be depressed

p. 29 another Boots page

Fri 29th:
p. 15 a good letter by Richard Squance, ex-senior nurse, under “Hospitals losing experienced staff”

p. 23 “Home birth team launched”, subtitled “15 midwives to support women who don’t want to go into hospital”- Leicester Hospitals