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Lincolnshire health committee vote of no confidence in non-emergency patient transport

Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee has given a damning assessment of the current non-emergency patient transport service in the county, provided by Thames Ambulance Service Limited (TASL), which has culminated in a unanimous vote of no confidence in the service.

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Lincolnshire patients fail to attend over 130,000 GP appointments per year

A new DNA (Did Not Attend) campaign, launched across the south, south west and east of Lincolnshire, has revealed that in excess of 130,000 GP appointments are made and not attended every year.

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Cardiac ignorance in the East Midlands is costing lives

Research shows nearly two-thirds of people in the East Midlands don’t know what to do if a loved one’s heart stops beating

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Lincolnshire NHS staff walk their way to glory as part of global step challenge

Healthcare workers clocked up an impressive 798 million steps together by taking part in an annual walking challenge.

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What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Lincolnshire East CCG: ‘Take care, not antibiotics!’

Lincolnshire East CCG: ‘Take care, not antibiotics!’

Last Saturday (November 18) marked ‘European Antibiotics Awareness Day’, and Lincolnshire East CCG is reminding the public that they should use antibiotics only when they are needed to help keep them effective.

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NHS Lincolnshire East supports Lung Cancer Awareness Month

NHS Lincolnshire East CCG is using Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) to remind people to tell their doctor if they have had a cough for three weeks or more.

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Support for carers at council event

Carers FIRST in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council are hosting their annual Carers Rights Day this Friday, November 24.

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Mental health trust awarded for support to armed forces

Lincolnshire’s mental health and learning disability trust has received a special award by the Ministry of Defence for its continuing support for the Armed Forces community.

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Most people would be reluctant to try CPR

Learn basic CPR for free at Bridge McFarland branches

Bridge McFarland has invested in the safety of local people by paying to have defibrillator machines installed in six of its office reception areas.

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Coveris and LIVES team up for innovative first aid training

Leading global packaging manufacturer Coveris has recruited the expertise of Lincolnshire emergency first responder charity, LIVES, to work with their Louth site to develop innovative first aid training to ensure the safety of all co-workers employed on their site.

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‘No current plans’ to close Louth Hospital confirmed

A leading NHS official has confirmed there are ‘no current plans’ to close Louth County Hospital.

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£1.4m grant to tackle domestic abuse across county

An innovative project in Lincolnshire to tackle domestic abuse has been awarded a £1.4 million grant by the Home Office.

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ULHT bosses praise ‘big strides’ made in effort to take trust out of special measures

ULHT bosses praise ‘big strides’ made in effort to take trust out of special measures

Bosses at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) have praised the ‘big strides’ the trust has made since inspections saw it put into special measures.

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Lincolnshire East CCG supports National Cholesterol Month

National Cholesterol Month, October, is devoted to raising awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol and is being supported by Lincolnshire East CCG.

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Lincolnshire East CCG supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lincolnshire East CCG is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer.

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More nurses on way to county’s hospitals after recruitment drive

Hospitals across Lincolnshire have 22 new healthcare support workers following a recruitment drive to tackle staff shortages.

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Victoria Atkins MP speaks over Louth County Hospital developments

Victoria Atkins MP has spoken out after a top NHS chief claimed that there are still ‘no current plans’ to close Louth County Hospital.

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One of the warnings put out by emergency services in Lincolnshire ahead of the fireworks this year.

Warnings issued over fireworks ahead of Bonfire Night

‘The young boy had severe burns and it was clear his eye had been impaled’ - an ambulance service worker has shared his shocking firework night story in a bid to warn others of the dangers ahead of this years’ Bonfire Night.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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