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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale.

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The Accident and Emergency department at Leicester has been

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declared inadequate and the city's hospitals still require

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improvement, according to the Care Quality Commission.

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The health watchdog issued its latest report today.

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It praised the staff for being caring but said more

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than 40 services needed to do better.

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The news that the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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A previous inspection in April 2014 reached the same conclusion.

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I'm actually very pleased with some aspects of the report, I think

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I'm very pleased for our staff who have been judged to be

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caring across the board across the three sites.

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Your overall review is still the same as in April 2014?

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Yes, it was, but the chief inspector goes out of his way in his

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statement to say that, although we are in the same banding,

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We're on the right journey, we're going in the right direction.

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The Care Quality Commission team inspected eight core services

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across the three hospitals, the Leicester Royal Infirmary,

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In one area, the effectiveness of congenital heart services

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at the Glenfield, it has been rated as outstanding.

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In contrast, the response of the existing A

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unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary has

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Since the report, 55 areas like intensive care

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at all three sites, and medical care at the General

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But 41 areas including end of life care, outpatients and maternity,

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But this is an extremely large organisation,

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It is something of an oil tanker, with very complex patients,

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and ever-increasing numbers of patients coming to us.

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So it is not the stuff of overnight miracles.

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It is the stuff of steady effort and commitment

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The CQC report says that, although the trust is at the same

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level it was in 2014, improvements have been made.

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The new A unit which should help ease the pressure is due to open

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Heather Maskell, BBC East Midlands today, Leicester.

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Well, not only are hospitals experiencing unprecedented

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pressure this winter, but doctor's surgeries are also

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overwhelmed because, we're told, there aren't enough GPs.

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One idea is to appoint clinical pharmacists at health centres

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who can see some patients instead of doctors.

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Our health correspondent, Rob Sissons can tell us more.

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Now at the Well Spring Surgery, there is someone new to turn to.

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He is a clinical pharmacist who can help patients

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If you cannot get into your doctor, you can try and see him

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so you've got somebody else who's there to support you.

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This GP recognises some may people see this as replacing doctors.

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He says this is about complementing the GP role.

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You get a pharmacy check, they are looking at the medicines,

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they have time with the patients to explain what the medicines

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are, what the interactions, and it helps gives

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Suzanne is another patient with diabetes and asthma.

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The pharmacist is able to give her tips on medication

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It takes the pressure off the doctors which leaves

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them free to see people with other illnesses.

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Pharmacists are experts in medication and highly trained.

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The one here has been expanding his role.

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Moving on to clinics is what we are talking about,

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having my own clinics other than for drug reviews.

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And later progressing to minor ailments which accounts for 35%, 40%

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of GP appointments, which I can handle.

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There are 48 pharmacists in the East Midlands

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NHS England now wants to see many more.

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A barber from Derby, who was arrested earlier this week,

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has appeared in court charged with terror offences.

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The Counter Terrorism Unit says it detained

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30-year-old Mudassir Hussain at Heathrow Airport on Monday.

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They allege he was flying to Turkey to try to join Islamic State.

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Meanwhile Derbyshire Police have deployed extra officers

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And police in Derbyshire say they're investigating an alleged

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historical sexual assault at a school in Swadlincote.

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Caldwell Hall was a boarding school on Main Street which is now

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Detectives say they want to speak to any pupils or staff

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who may have been there in 1979 or 1980.

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The government wants more of us to commute

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And to that end they've pledged more than ?6.5 million to be spent

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The funding was announced by the Transport Minister on a visit

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Today's announcement is about a national announcement.

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The hope is that rather than starting the engine

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thousands more of us will be putting on a bike helmet or lacing up

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This funding is part of a wider ?300 million investment

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designed to boost walking and cycling during the

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We want to make cycling and walking the default

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Part of that is investment in infrastructure

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and part of that is encouraging people to change their behaviour and

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having a look and seeing how it could make a difference to improving

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Nottingham and Derby's councils put in a joint bid.

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Meanwhile, Leicester City and county council has been given 3.5 million.

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I think it is particularly important in cities where you've got very

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serious problems of congestion and also air pollution

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That is very bad in Nottingham as it is in Derby so

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getting people on their bikes is an important way of tackling that

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as well as more walking and more use of electric vehicles.

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He says the amount of people wanting to commute

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by bike has rocketed in recent years.

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We are certainly seeing a lot of cyclists who, perhaps, were

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fairweather cyclists and might ride in the summer but they have invested

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in better coats and better bikes and are cycling all year-round.

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Well, what should the money be spent on?

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Our reporter Elise Chamberlain spoke to a cycle supplier,

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I think safety on the roads is paramount for cyclists.

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It is dangerous out there and if the investment

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is going to help keep cyclists safe, that has got to be

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Specifically, what would you like to see the money

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I think designated cycle lanes that are going to keep our

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children safe, it'd be great to start people in the sport early

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and get people excited about cycling.

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You mention their designated cycle lanes.

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Nottingham does have some cycle lanes, do you

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want to see more or is it about maintaining the ones

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What specific improvements would you like to see?

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I think the maintenance side of cycle lanes is really important.

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There are a lot of cycle lanes around

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and whether they are well-kept is something that really needs to be

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addressed, to get people in the cycle lanes and get people

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cycling in them rather than missing them out

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because it is bit dangerous, there is rubbish, it's not been well

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The amount of money that has been invested, is it enough?

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I don't know how far the full investment will go but if it

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improves cycling around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and the East

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Midlands area, it will be brilliant for the local community.

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BBC Radio Derby Presenter Andy Potter has revealed he's got just

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months to live after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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Andy, who's 55, has contributed to many of the station's shows

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since 1999 and has been the afternoon presenter

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He announced the news today and thanked his

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Thank you to the people forgetting in touch,

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thank you to all the people who have been producers, who

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have helped me all the time, for giving me the opportunity, it be

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I said earlier on, I wanted to leave a

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mark and hopefully we have done a bit of that.

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Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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In sport, Nottingham Forest have confirmed they've approached

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Nigel Clough for the position of manager.

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Clough, a former Forest player, is currently

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He was also a former manager of the Rams and of course the son

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Forest currently have interim manager Gary Brazil in charge.

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So, it's goodbye from me, but with your weather now, here's Lucy.

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Good evening. The word to describe today would definitely be culled.

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The south-easterly wind knocking the edge of those temperatures. The word

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cloud they would also cover the weather today. You can see the

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satellite here, that blanket of cloud with us. What is the bigger

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picture over the next few days? It is this where the front that will

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bring patchy light rain coming in from the west. We are seeing that

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wind direction swaying around. It won't be quite as cold. We are in

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for another cold night. We have got some clear skies around and bit of

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patchy cloud so we are looking at another widespread frost.

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Temperatures are falling over nice to minus two in towns and cities and

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it'll be cooler in the countryside. Chance of seeing hill fog developing

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as you move into the early hours. Ecole of the day tomorrow. They will

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be some brightness around first thing. We shall see that cloud

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thickening up. You can see those temperatures struggling to get up to

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anything much. We've got the maximum of four Celsius. We have bit of

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patchy light rain coming up in the evening. That'll clear out to was

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the east in the morning on Saturday and behind it those bright intervals

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but that is just a risk of seeing heavy showers. I will leave you with

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the weekend. It's swings and

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roundabouts, higher temperatures but some rain as well.

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Good evening. It's been dry so far this January but as it draws to a

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