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Lung patients’ rehab group plan to climb ‘Mt Everest’

A Sleaford man is among staff and patients from Lincolnshire’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service challenging themselves to climb the equivalent of Mt Everest and a little more - by completing 80,000 step ups to raise awareness and funds for their service.

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Dr Yvonne Owen.

New medical director welcomed to Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) has welcomed a new medical director to its Board.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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The group of care home residents and staff pictured during their visit to Kesteven Rideability, in Hough on the Hill. Photo by Danielle Rain.

Equine therapy raises mood and lowers anxiety

From the sacrifices they made during war - to the days spent working the fields - the loyal and beneficial connection between man and horse is clear.

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Lincolnshire East CCG: Cervical cancer screenings save lives

With Cervical Screening Awareness Week drawing to a close, Lincolnshire East CCG is reminding members of the public of the importance of getting screened.

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No Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Lincolnshire health services until next year

No Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Lincolnshire health services until next year

Health bosses have said that proposals for a major shakeup of NHS services in Lincolnshire will not be published until next year.

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Thames ambulance service makes improvements on performance for Lincolnshire patients

Thames ambulance service makes improvements on performance for Lincolnshire patients

Councillors have said progress has been made by Thames Ambulance Service since an improvement plan was put in place by Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Children’s Services will not be closed at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital but may look different

Children’s paediatric services at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital look likely not to be closed and transferred to Lincoln - but they may be run differently due to challenges in recruitment, say health bosses.

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New plan to improve health of Lincolnshire residents

A major new health strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Lincolnshire has been published.

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Laurel Mountain, 11, with dog Elsie at the Happy Dog Forever dog show in Leasingham''Picture: Sarah Washbourn'www.yellowbellyphotos.com NNN-180206-195418002

Dog show raises cash for cancer

A dog training business near Sleaford held an activity day and fun dog show raising over £500 for Cancer Research UK.

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New 'Quality Matrons': John Boulton, Julie Button, Jennie Deeks, Karen Bailey and Nicolene Atkinson.

New senior nurses focussing on quality improvements in Lincolnshire’s hospitals

Five new matrons have now started work to help improve the quality of care in Lincolnshire’s hospitals.

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Fire safety improvements to reassure patients at Lincolnshire hospitals

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust said that a £46 million fire safety investment in hospital buildings will reassure patients.

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Junior doctors to be withdrawn from Boston Pilgrim paediatrics

Junior doctors to be withdrawn from Boston Pilgrim paediatrics

Health Education England have confirmed that they will be withdrawing junior doctors from Boston Pilgrim Hospital’s paediatrics ward.

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Minor injuries trial not successful

Minor injuries trial not successful

Health bosses have pointed to Sleaford Medical Group as an alternative facility after concluding that a minor injuries unit set up in Grantham on a trial basis following the closure of the town hospital’s A&E overnight “does not appear to have been successful”.

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10 minutes of brisk walking can improve the health of East Midlands residents

10 minutes of brisk walking can improve the health of East Midlands residents

Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) are advising adults in the East Midlands focus on 10 minutes of brisk walking a day.

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Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

Health bosses vote to keeping children’s ward open, but back-up plans will be put together

Health bosses have said that continuing Boston children’s services as they are is their preferred option despite concern over staffing levels and trainee doctors.

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Great Hale mezzo soprano Elaine Huckle. EMN-180521-161945001

Classical singer helps hospital

An internationally-reknowned classical singer has felt moved to record a CD to raise money for Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, in recognition of the good work by its staff in light of its ongoing struggle to retain children’s services.

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Free information event for people living with Type 2 diabetes in Sleaford area

A free information event is to be held in Sleaford to support people living with diabetes.

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Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham. EMN-180125-105300001

Sleaford MP welcomes additional funding for ambulance service

Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Dr Caroline Johnson has welcomed the announcement of extra funding for East Midlands Ambulance Service, which provides ambulance services throughout Lincolnshire and the wider region.

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Boston children’s services recommended to remain open by health bosses

Boston children’s services recommended to remain open by health bosses

Health bosses will recommend to continue to run Boston Pilgrim children’s services for now, but with a temporary inpatient closure as a backup.

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