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Lincolnshire Police launch new staff fitness and wellbeing programme

Lincolnshire Police are embarking on a new project to help its staff keep fit and healthy.

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Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance to become operational ‘24 hours a day’

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance have announced today (Thursday) that they are extending their life-saving service to become operational 24 hours a day, working through the day and night.

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Reminder to buy medicine over the counter

With winter halfway through and spring on the horizon, people across Lincolnshire are being reminded they can buy a wide range of medicines over the counter from their local pharmacy or supermarket, without the need for a prescription.

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County Hall - Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. EMN-180117-172026001

County council health scrutiny committee refers continued overnight closure of Grantham A&E to the Secretary of State for second time

Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee has unanimously voted to refer the latest decision by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) for Grantham A&E to remain closed overnight, to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

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Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

Trust’s £90m payout due to patient errors

The trust which runs Lincolnshire’s hospitals has paid out more than £90 million in costs incurred due to errors over the past five years.

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Chris Mulimba, from Riverside Pharmacy and Dimple Oza from Addaction with the pioneering needle dispensing machine. EMN-180116-131923001

Sleaford pharmacy to trial UK’s first ever needle exchange dispenser machine

The county’s drugs support service, Addaction, has developed a vending machine to dispense clean needles for drug users at a pharmacy in Sleaford - a first for the UK.

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St John Ambulance in Sleaford is seeking more adult volunteers. EMN-180115-183524001

St John Ambulance appeals for New volunteers in Sleaford

Organisers of the St John Ambulance unit in Sleaford are appealing for new volunteers to step forward to learn how to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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Slimmers lose 13 stones - and gain new jobs

Four slimmers are celebrating their success at shedding a combined 13 stones - with two taking on a new role as a Slimming World consultant.

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Future doctors in Lincolnshire need you!

Medical students at Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital in Boston are looking for volunteer patients to help them become better doctors by assisting them with their training.

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New diabetic foot clinics helping to prevent amputations in Lincolnshire

New one-stop foot clinics in Lincolnshire are already seeing results, just weeks after being set up to help prevent amputations in people with diabetes.

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The new psychiatric clinical decisions unit opens. EMN-181201-173335001

Mental health crisis support expanded in Lincolnshire

Crisis help and support available for people with mental health problems across Lincolnshire is expanding with the launch of a new service which started last week.

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The flu heatmap from flusurvey.org.uk - The map shows a gradient from no reported ILI (blue) to very high ILI (red).

How do you know if you have Australian flu as case numbers rocket?

Workplaces are feeling the strain as 1,600 Brits are struck down by the deadly ‘Aussie flu’ virus.

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Transgender town councillor to appear in ITV documentary

A Sleaford Town Councillor is to appear in a new, three-part ITV documentary series following transgender patients at a busy London clinic.

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A scene from last year's awards.

Tribute set to be paid to NHS staff and volunteers

People in Sleaford and across Lincolnshire who strive to improve the lives of people with mental health problems and learning disabilities are to be recognised for their work.

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Lincolnshire firefighters will offer vulnerable residents free Safe and Well checks at their homes.

Firefighters to give safety and wellness checks to residents

Vulnerable residents in Lincolnshire are set to benefit from ‘Safe and Well’ checks by firefighters.

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Look out for flu this New Year

Patients across East Lincolnshire are being reminded what they can do to combat flu during the New Year.

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Lincolnshire Fire and rescue Service are expanding their home safety visits for vulnerable people. EMN-180801-163447001

Lincolnshire firefighters to offer visits to check up on vulnerable people’s health and safety

Lincolnshire firefighters are to embark on a new scheme to check up on vulnerable residents in Lincolnshire to make sure they are safe and well.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Butlers choose their charity for the year. From left - (back) electrician Liam North, Rainbow Stars founder Jane Peck, Butlers Company Secretary Kate Cook, Rainbow Stars committee member Tara Tregent, Jane's husband Adrian and (front) Dylan and Aiden Peck. EMN-171227-122823001

Firm announces adopted charity

Following an appeal for local charities to come forward, Sleaford electrical firm Butlers has announced its first ever Charity of the Year.

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