9/10/17 – 14/10/17

14th
Vaccine keeps flu bug away” – schools’ vaccination programme

LOROS opens new £6 million centre
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/loros-opens-new-6m-centre-617117

p. 20 “Diabetes and diet study”, subtitled “Research probes link between medication and appetite” – probing the efficacy of one drug

13th
p. 5 a letter by Christine Tebbutt under “Our thanks for marvellous care” – Glenfield heart unit

Listed: all these treatments may no longer be available on NHS prescription
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/nhs-prescriptions-treatments-not-available-620708

12th

p. 9 “Protest over NHS gagging order” –  confidentiality demo

 

11th
*** “Nurses could be ‘replaced by physios or pharmacists’”, subtitled “NHS trust struggling to fill 500 vacancies”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/nurses-might-replaced-physios-pharmacists-583411

**p. 22 “Check-up for health service”, subtitled “Inspectors monitor quality of care” – new CQC inspections of LPNT hospitals going on

**p. 28 “Praise for community care”, subtitled “Patients satisfied with treatment at smaller community hospitals, survey reveals”
Mental health day: see the results of our survey
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/mental-health-day-see-results-613964

9th
letter by Linda Muxlow under “I’d like to meet fellow patient” – chronic lymphatic leukaemia sufferer

**p. 22 “Taking care to people”, subtitled “Mental health outreach service through Crisis Cafes launched today” – by charity Turning Point

p. 24 “Pupils can beat flu bug”, subtitled “Painless nasal spray protects children against winter virus” –

 

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