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Cyclist receives compensation following brain injury

A cyclist from Billingborough who suffered a brain injury from a road collision leaving him unable to work has been awarded a six-figure sum.

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Dr Moore & Partners, based in High Street, Northampton, is the top-rated surgery in the town according to NHS Choices.

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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Sleaford andp; District Lioness Club welcome Claire Cutts, a Childrens Diabetes Nurse from Lincoln County Hospital and her manager, Helen
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Lionesses pledge to support diabetes

Sleaford and District Lioness Club welcomed Claire Cutts, a Children’s Diabetes Nurse from Lincoln County Hospital and her manager, Helen

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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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Sleaford area organisations among employers at healthcare careers fair

Sleaford area employers will be among organisations showcasing at a healthcare jobs event

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Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Caroline Johnson. EMN-170112-110118001

Sleaford MP welcomes NHS decision to keep children’s heart treatment at Leicester for local families

Sleaford’s MP has expressed her delight at the news that children’s heart services are to continue at Leicester after the decision by NHS England yesterday (Thursday)

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Parents’ relief as children’s heart unit at Leicester is saved

Parents across the Sleaford area are celebrating today (Thursday) after a Leicester children’s heart unit was saved from closure.

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Mark Robertson pictured with the defibrillator unit. EMN-171130-093637001

Martin Dales company has installed a life-saving device

A construction company based in Martin Dales has installed a life-saving device with help from a Lincolnshire charity.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

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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Alopecia sufferer Amira Bell, 8, of Coningsby. EMN-171120-151321001

Club shows support for young gymnast

A Sleaford gymnastics club has been supporting a family’s efforts to raise awareness about the little-understood condition, alopecia.

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Rhys Clarkson, who is taking part in a charity boxing match.

Sleaford barman limbers up for first boxing bout

A barman from Sleaford is to go from breaking up fights to competing in one - all to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.

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Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) has been awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), Silver Award, for demonstrating the values of the Armed Forced Covenant ANL-171116-070732001

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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PC Andy Cookson with members of Rainbow Flyers Youth Club at Ruskington. EMN-171114-154357001

Police officer pays a visit to club for children with autism and other needs

A youth club for young people with autism and other needs or disabilities welcomed a visit from their local policeman.

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Jeremy Hunt to 'look carefully' at reopening overnight services at Grantham Hospital A&E

The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has said he will 'look carefully' again into reopening Grantham A&E's overnight services after being questioned on the subject at length in the House of Commons

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Stark Reality by Jane Birrel MacKenzie. EMN-170211-113741001

Art reflects on breast cancer

A powerful and compelling exhibition featuring images and words surrounding breast cancer journeys has opened at a Sleaford arts gallery.

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Chief executive of ULHT Jan Sobieraj. EMN-170711-140137001

Hospital trust agrees to re-open Grantham A&E at nights, but NHS officials delay move for staffing review

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust board has today (Tuesday) agreed to reopen Grantham A&E 24 hours a day over the winter. But this move has had to be deferred by a month after NHS Improvement requested an independent review of staffing to be carried out.

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Coveris and LIVES participating in first aid training scenarios. (Photo credit: LIVES).

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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Charity set to bring Alzheimer’s roadshow to Sleaford

People in Sleaford will chance to learn more about dementia next week as Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Community Roadshow rolls into town.

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Grantham A&E could soon reopen overnight after more staff recruited

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) board will meet on Tuesday to consider whether to reopen Grantham A&E 24 hours a day over the winter.

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Pictured are support workers Cerian Clifford and Mel Coupland. EMN-171020-165513001

Staff at Billinghay care home are recognised at awards

The team at a care home near Sleaford which looks after adults with learning disabilities has been recognised for their hard work.

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