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Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Young adults are facing a bowel cancer “time bomb” because of their unhealthy diets and lack of exercise, scientists warn.

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Care workers recognised at Lincolnshire awards ceremony

Outstanding care workers, teams and organisations were celebrated in an awards ceremony organised by Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCA) last week.

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Do you know someone who drinks more than 7 pints a week?

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.

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Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Dr Caroline Johnson (back left) with MP for Newark Robert Jenrick (back right), MP for Grantham and Stamford Nick Boles (front) and Prime Minister Theresa May. EMN-170222-164220001

Sleaford MP takes fight to reinstate overnight A&E services at Grantham to Prime Minister

Sleaford and North Hykeham MP, Dr Caroline took the campaign to reverse the current overnight closure of Grantham Hospital’s A&E department to the Prime Minister’s door today (Wednesday).

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Jeremy Hunt calls for investigation into overnight closure of Grantham Hospital A&E

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has asked for the overnight closure of Grantham Hospital A&E to be investigated following calls from Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee.

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VIDEO: 60 seconds can save a child’s life - parents need to know these lifesaving skills

A new study of 2,000 parents reveals millions of children’s lives are at risk because their mums and dads don’t have the appropriate life-saving skills.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Millions of pounds could be saved if more pharmacists prescribed medicines

Millions of pounds could be saved if more pharmacists prescribed medicines, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

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Spaces available in free antenatal classes in Sleaford for parents-to-be

Spaces available in free antenatal classes in Sleaford for parents-to-be

Last minute spaces are still available for parents-to-be in the Sleaford area who would like to access free antenatal ‘top tips’ classes starting this week.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Drive to save cash is putting funding for treatments in direct competition with one another

NHS IN CRISIS: Drive to save cash is putting funding for treatments in direct competition with one another

The drive to save cash in the NHS is putting funding for treatments in direct competition, a charity has warned.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

Many of the plans to shake up services in the NHS and change the way of working talk about having specialised services - but campaigners fear this may mean patients travelling further to fewer hospitals.

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NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology.

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NHS IN CRISIS: ‘We need national publicity of the issues we have campaigned on locally for years’ – your letters

NHS IN CRISIS: ‘We need national publicity of the issues we have campaigned on locally for years’ – your letters

We asked readers to write in with their own stories and suggestions about the NHS in response to our investigation this week.

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NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

Greater numbers of women giving birth later in life, an ageing midwife profile and a nationwide shortage of the profession is putting unprecedented pressure on maternity services.

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Hospital campaigner at the centre of national coverage

A health campaigner - opposed to the overnight closure of Grantham’s A&E - has found herself in the national spotlight.

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The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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County councillors fear the funding cut will place greater pressure on GPs and hospitals

Lincolnshire NHS: ‘Look out for family and friends during winter’

Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group is urging people to look out for elderly and vulnerable relatives and neighbours this winter, and make sure they have the support they need during the winter months.

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