97) 1/9/17 – 30/9/17

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
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/more-women-should-give-birth-543077

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

Wed 27th:
Leicester mum says dangers of epilepsy drug still not being spelt out.(Emma Friedmann)
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/leicester-mum-says-dangers-epilepsy-534356

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

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
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/next-founder-george-davies-am-528980
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/next-founder-george-davies-open-529327

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”

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.
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/hospital-bosses-look-overseas-fill-472106

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

What is vascular disease?
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/what-is-vascular-disease-529714

Sat 23rd:
“’Help improve mental health services’” – LPNT to review survey responses –
patients to raise money to buy private further treatment

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p. 19 “Make people aware of this blood cancer”, subtitled “Call for more emotional support for patients after incurable diagnosis” – chronic lymphatic leukaemia, patients often die with it rather than from it

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Fri 22nd:
p. 11 “Heart unit verdict delay”, subtitled “Campaigners vow to continue their fight against closure” – 2017 09 26_5881

p. 28 “NHS heroes honoured for 2,465 years of dedication” – staff and volunteers, LPNT
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Thu 21st:
p. 7 “Hospital car park ‘should not be for Tigers fans’” – problems because it is a public car park and relatively cheap for match visitors

Wed 20th:
p. 19 “Eighty TB cases in city”, subtitled “Patients identified through national screening process”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/more-80-city-residents-treated-491990

p.32 Patients can have their say on the role of their family doctor- 2017 09 26_5880

15th Sept
Force at ‘breaking point’ over big rise in 999 calls”, subtitled “Concern as officers deal with more mental health cases” – police: “It is clear that underfunding the NHS, specifically mental health services, is having an effect on the work of the police”

p. 16 “MP visits children’s heart unit at hospital” – David Tredinnik

p. 21 “Chance to find a job with NHS”, subtitled “Recruitment fair opportunities”

p. 34 “Calls for carers to get more support”, subtitled “Those looking after dementia sufferers urged to contact their GPs” – NHS and Carers Centre, World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

14th Sept
“Have a say on health services” – East Leics. And Rutland CCG’s AGM – public can ask questions

13th
“Ops switched amid fears for patient safety” – complex reconstructive surgery for mouth cancer; sent elsewhere after concerns
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/mouth-cancer-surgery-stopped-leicesters-463228

p. 16 “Mental health patients take up help offer”, subtitled “Big increase in self-referrals”

p. 18 “Hi-tech new service open at Glenfield”, subtitled “13.2m Leicester vascular institute and hybrid theatre”

12th
Pages 12 and 13 “Caring at its Best at our city hospitals”, subtitled “Ward staff and volunteers honoured for their work going above and beyond supporting patients and their families”

p. 19 NHS talks to ensure ward winter ready”, subtitled “’Dangerously short of beds’ fear”

11th
“Event offers cancer help” – info and advice for head and neck cancer sufferers, various agencies, incl. UHLT

Sat 9th

Learn about work of NHS clinical team” – small article about two meetings: a) open meeting at the Centre for Medicine, University Road, 6.30 pm next Tuesday b) monthly meeting at St. John’s House, open to the public, also next Tuesday, 1 pm

Thurs 7th

Calls to delay hospital car park fees rise”, subtitled “Patients’ panel to lobby bosses”

p. 11 “Two wards told to improve”, subtitled “Hospital inspectors found failings in patient care and safety at infirmary” – wards for stomach-, bowel- and liver disease
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/two-hospital-wards-leicester-royal-435877

p. 19 “Glenfield Hospital extends services with £13.2m centre”, subtitled “Latest treatments for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels”

p. 20 “Health guidance welcomed” – NICE, on diagnosis and management of endometriosis

Wed 6th

“Hospital parking charges up by 10 %”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/cost-parking-leicester-hospitals-increase-426600
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/how-much-car-parking-prices-426563

p. 16 “Invite to meet firm taking on patient travel”, subtitled “Non-999 transport provider talk -TASL

p. 20 “’Shared vision offers people improved end of life care’”, subtitled “Integrated services now a reality” – CCGs, hospitals, LPT, local authorities and voluntary sector

Tues 5th

“Rising costs responsible for plan to shut surgery”, subtitled “Patients’ views sought as GP reveals closure decision” – Narborough Health Centre (interesting: Dr Kapur also has surgery in Leicester City)
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/gp-surgery-set-close-leaving-427876

Appeal for organ donors
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/more-hundred-people-die-leicestershire-421097

p. 15 a letter by Dr William Davies, APT, under “Medical staff, your work is wonderful” – re. the current suicide inquest, praising the staff at the LPT’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

p. 15 a letter, no name, under “Not let in with my assistance dog” – complaining of Leicester Hospitals now banning assistance dogs other than patients’ own (i.e. visitors’ dogs)4/