028) 7/8/17 – 12/8/17


P. 15 LETTER by Jill Friedmann under “Poor record on NHS contracts”(new patient transport ambulance service)

p. 24 In the House Neil O’Brien under “Some of the thing I’ll be fighting for” – incl. Glenfield heart unit

I’ve been out and about collecting signatures for a Parliamentary Petition to save Glenfield Children’s Heart Unit. I was on Oadby Parade and Bell St in Wigston. I’ll be collecting signatures elsewhere in the constituency in the weeks ahead. Its an opportunity for people in Harborough, Oadby and Wigston to send a message to NHS England from our particular constituency that we don’t want it to close.
The main campaign page Save our heart unit Glenfield is the best place to find updates – and I will continue to support the cross party campaign of all Leicestershire MPs to keep the unit.


Leicester’s leisure centres should get ridof junk food in vending machines

“Surgery in special measures”, subtitled “Practice assures patients inspectors’ concerns have been addressed” – Groby Surgery

p. 23 “Team marks medical first”, subtitled “Surgeon and support celebrate 10 years of procedure” – trans-catheter aortic valve implantation, instead of open-heart surgery
p. 13 “Fears over care of severely disabled”, subtitled “Campaigners warn of the consequences of cost-cutting” – in plans by the East Leics. and Rutland CCG; a meeting

Tues 8th
Continuing healthcare - Mercury 8Aug17


Diagnosis is good for hospital food”, subtitled “Patients give menus and service big thumbs up”

LEETTER by Vivien M Addey under “Pledge is too late to save service” – Network for Change

p. 16 “Rutland rated top for social services”, subtitled “County is helping to reduce strain on NHS”

Mercury launches survey to find out your mental health experiences

The research aims to shine a light on what people in our community are experiencing