‘Mother to Mentor’ Project.
We know that pregnancy is a vulnerable time for any women and HIV adds a further complexity which can impact emotionally on the pregnancy process regardless of any clinical support within the medical model. The rationale for this program is borne out of evidence that shows that a significant number of HIV positive pregnant women were supported by local midwives to ensure the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMCT).
The ‘Mother to Mentor’ project includes partnerships, liaison, operational management and budget co-ordination by EMSH in two stages: initially in Leicester and later in the year across a further two East Midlands sites. We will work with our academic partners and Dr Caroline Foster, one of the UK’s leading paediatric HIV experts who will Chair our steering group to develop and design an agile and robust monitoring, evaluation and reporting process which is ethical to evidence the value and impact of our work and enable us to publish relevant findings and recommendations at local, domestic and international meetings.

Leicester City Council: Lockdown restrictions in Leicester to be extended for at least two weeks

On 29 June Leicester City Council published the lockdown extension article.  It explains that people in Leicester and its outlying areas are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be asked to close.

This means the city’s bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not open on July 4 as planned, and shops that were allowed to open on 15 June will have to close again from today 30 June.

The latest figures obtained by the city council show that 3,216 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Leicester since the start of the epidemic. Of these, 944 cases were reported in the last two weeks. These figures include the number of patients and staff testing as positive in hospitals, known as Pillar 1 figures, and positive cases identified in testing centres, known as Pillar 2. The council did not previously have access to the Pillar 2 data, but this is now being provided on a weekly basis.

People in Leicester are being advised to stay at home if they can, to maintain two metre social distancing, ensure good hand hygiene and to strictly limit their contact with others from outside their own household.  Anyone who thinks they have symptoms should stay at home along with the rest of their household until they have been tested. Anyone who tests positive should stay at home for seven days, and members of their household should stay at home for 14 days.

please visit - www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk

Tel: 0300 124 0102

For further Government advice, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance