013) 27/11/17 – 3/12/17

THE BIG FANTASTIC NEWS OF THE WEEK WAS THE REPRIEVE of the Glenfield Children’s Congenital Heart Unit. Thank you to all supporters of the Campaign. See articles below.
Attached is an important item on how Derby council has rejected STP proposals; please have a read about their local campaign.

Dec 3rd
p. 16 NATIONAL: “Surgery list trebles” – national waiting list for heart transplants

Dec 1st
All of pages 1 and 3 – 5 are, under “HEART UNIT REPRIEVED” and a variety of other headlines, on the decision to continue children’s heart surgery at Glenfield

MSP_MERC_30NOV17_7836JPGAt 5.30pm this evening a large crowd gathered to mark the day many thought would never come

33151779JPGNHS England has delivered its verdict at a meeting in London  http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/nhs-england-decides-keep-childrens-856116

34962953JPGLive: Children’s heart surgery to remain at Glenfield …http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/live-decision-day-future-childrens-852619


p. 16, NATIONAL, “NHS services plea” – this short note is about plans/discussions to scrap a number of services presently provided, a must-read

not very new news about items no longer to be avialable on prescription
The boss of NHS England wants to slash a £141million cost by stopping GPs writing GettyImages-877099152prescriptions for ‘low-priority’ items. The health service confirmed it is set to …


p. 27 “£250k boost for research to help heart pump blood”, subtitled “Device would mean no surgery

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