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Support for IBS Awareness Month

NHS Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group is backing IBS Awareness Month throughout April to help raise awareness of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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EMAS crowned World Champions at competition in Copenhagen

A team of experienced paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) are ‘elated’ after being crowned world champions at a medical competition held in Copenhagen.

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Sleaford Town Awards 2018 - Overcoming adversity and medical professional awards

The time is drawing near when our judging panel will meet to select the winners of this year’s Sleaford Town Awards categories for 2018.

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Learn about diabetes and how to help prevent it

An event is to be held in Sleaford this weekend to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes and a programme which aims to reduce people’s risk of developing the condition.

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Sam Daniels, far right, pictured with her colleagues at Lincoln Hospital, who will take part in the 'fitathon'. Image supplied

24-hour ‘fitathon’ to help trust

A matron from Heckington has organised a 24-hour fitness class marathon to raise cash for a special garden to be created at Lincoln Hospital.

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Children’s services are ‘fragile’ says trust

A statement from the trust which runs the county’s hospitals has said children’s services at Pilgrim Hospital are ‘fragile’ adding they were ‘currently safe, but we may not be able to maintain all services at the hospital’.

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Trust which runs Lincolnshire hospitals to reduce agency staff to ‘make savings’

Trust which runs Lincolnshire hospitals to reduce agency staff to ‘make savings’

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust said it will look to reduce the amount of agency staff at its hospitals in order to make savings.

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Staffing levels leads to call for review of children’s paediatrics services across Lincolnshire

Concerns over staffing levels have lead to a review into children’s paediatric services in Lincolnshire hospitals.

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Patients can help to shape future diabetes services

Patients will have the chance to shape diabetes services across Lincolnshire at a meeting in Sleaford this month.

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Hospital fire , norovirus outbreak and cyber attack among reasons for missing trust target

Hospital fire , norovirus outbreak and cyber attack among reasons for missing trust target

A hospital fire, a norovirus outbreak, a cyber attack and ‘unprecedented winter pressure’ have been blamed as among the reasons for United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust forecast to miss its deficit control target by more than £5 million.

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'One-stop shops' for cancer diagnosis are being trialled by the NHS

Programme to reduce premature deaths gets a five year extension

A service offering adults free health checks to spot the signs of high blood pressure and heart disease is set to be extended for the next five years across Lincolnshire.

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Find out more about working at Grantham hospital

Patients and the public can find out more about job opportunities and what it is like to work at Grantham and District hospital at a recruitment day later this month.

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Dog rescue charity to benefit from open evening at Sleaford gym

A Sleaford gym will be holding an open evening and raising money for an animal charity in the process.

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Jack Padley is to run the London Marathon for charity. Image supplied.

Marathon effort to raise money for charity helping children wth rare condition

The bravery of a little girl who suffers from a rare physical condition has inspired a Cranwell man to run his first full marathon for charity.

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NHS Lincolnshire East CCG: Don’t put your health at risk by opting out

As people in Lincolnshire are living for longer, NHS leaders in the county are urging older patients to not put their health at risk by opting out of bowel cancer screening.

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Greater Lincolnshire hospital trusts: Errors or near misses seen by staff

More than one in four people working in Lincolnshire’s hospitals who responded to an NHS staff survey said that they had seen errors or near misses that could have hurt patients.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Sleaford Museum helps Dementia Cafe take a trip down memory lane

Sleaford Museum has been helping keep memories alive at a town social group for people living with dementia.

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Advice from Public Health England this Easter

Public Health England (PHE) East Midlands is reminding people across the region to take care of their health this Easter.

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Flu fighters accept call to arms across Lincolnshire

NHS Trusts in Lincolnshire saw some of the most improved rates for staff uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine this winter.

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