Consultation for Coroner’s to Investigate Stillbirths

Posted By admin - 18th April 2019

The government launched a new consultation on 26.03.19 to discuss whether Coroners should be allowed the power to investigate all stillbirths where the pregnancy was full term. Currently Coroner’s can only investigate and hold an inquest if a baby has shown signs of life after being born. They have no […]

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Never Events Causing Concern in Leicester Hospitals

Posted By admin - 18th April 2019

As recently reported in the Leicester Mercury, Leicester Hospitals have experienced eight ‘never events’ over the past 15 months, all of which have occurred at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. These failings were revealed after the Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) published details of never events across Leicester […]

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NHS to Trial DIY Cervical Screening Tests

Posted By admin - 2nd April 2019

According to the BBC, the NHS has commissioned a pilot scheme, created by King’s College London and University College London Hospitals Cancer Collaborative, for women to be provided with a “Do It Yourself” self-sampling smear test kit. This follows the first cervical screening advert, run by Public Health England, which […]

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NHS to amend targets

Posted By admin - 27th March 2019

NHS bosses have announced plans to amend current A&E targets, which require 95% of patients to be seen within 4 hours. It has been reported by the BBC that the plans for change also include waiting times for cancer, mental health and planned operations. NHS England have said that “the […]

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Mehmooda Duke MBE DL Speaks at “Women in Philanthropy” Event

Posted By admin - 21st March 2019

Mehmooda Duke MBE DL, CEO of Moosa-Duke Solicitors, gave an inspirational speech at “the Women in Philanthropy” event on 13th March 2019, at Curve, Leicester. Women in Philanthropy is building a sustainable fund to support “unsing, unseen” local charities doing essential work to keep Leicestershire and Rutland healthy, safe and […]

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Failings Found After Inspection of Mental Health Services in Leicestershire

Posted By admin - 15th March 2019

Following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection reported last month by the Leicester Mercury, it has been found that the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has been rated as “needing improvement”. Five services were inspected by the CQC in November and December 2018 with the following ratings: Acute wards for adults […]

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Birthing options being limited as NHS shuts midwife led centres

Posted By admin - 5th March 2019

Midwife-led birth centres are places where women can give birth in a calm atmosphere led by midwives rather than doctors. However, a decision by the NHS to close eight birth centres in England has caused controversy and has led to criticism that women are being denied the choice of where […]

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Cancelled Operations in Leicester on the Increase

Posted By admin - 1st March 2019

As reported in the Leicester Mercury recently, patients are waiting longer for operations mainly due to bed shortages resulting in 1,615 operations being cancelled in 2017/2018 by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.  This represented a 6% increase on the previous year. However this figure is not necessarily a true […]

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Calls for Review of Spinal Surgery Services to Prevent Unwarranted Delays

Posted By admin - 20th February 2019

A report published in January 2019 by the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme, has called for Hospital Trusts to review spinal surgery practices in a bid to reduce situations where patients are left with long term disabilities. GIRFT is a national programme, developed by Professor Tom Brigg, Consultant […]

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NHS to bring in additional staff to relieve strain on GPs

Posted By admin - 13th February 2019

The NHS has reported that it is going to recruit 20,000 staff by 2024 in order to relieve the pressure on General Practitioners to deal with some of the 300 million bookings that are made each year. The announcement was made as part of a five year contract that has […]

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