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East Lindsey GP practices propose merger and launch consultation

Three GP practices in the East Lindsey locality of Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group have today, Monday 26 June 2017, launched a three-month consultation on their proposed merger.

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Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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#ImThere campaign calls for Lincolnshire blood donors to save lives

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Lincolnshire to say #ImThere and start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week (June 19 – 25).

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Louth County Hospital

Patient numbers reduced in Louth hospital wards following fire safety inspection

A number of patients have been moved out of two wards at Louth County Hospital - as a ‘precautionary measure’ - following a scheduled fire safety inspection.

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A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

Close to a quarter of a million Brits have undergone cosmetic surgery - at the age of 50 or over, it has emerged.

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Cathedral event will be highlight of ‘National Carers Week’

A special service of thanksgiving at Lincoln Cathedral will be a highlight of National Carers Week on Sunday June 18.

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UPDATED: Pictures and video as ‘bigger, faster, better’ air ambulance takes to the skies

After more than a year in the planning, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance are delighted to announce that their new state-of-the-art AgustaWestland 169 (AW169) helicopter has arrived at its base at RAF Waddington.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service has been rated at 'requires improvement' by CQC inspectors.

New report acknowledges EMAS improvements, but rates ambulance service as still “requiring improvement”

A new CQC report on the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) will acknowledge that improvements have been made, but the service still ‘requires improvement’ in several key areas.

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CQC inspectors upgrade rating of NHS trust for mental health and learning disabilities in Lincolnshire to ‘Good’ in new report

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has found improvement at a Lincolnshire based NHS trust for mental health and learning disabilities.

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VIDEO: ‘Bikers with biscuits’ support front-line staff at Louth hospital

‘Fighting 4 Life Lincolnshire’ joined forces with more than 100 bikers on Sunday (June 4) to show their gratitude to NHS staff across the county - while raising an important point about rural hospital services.

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Back to school sleep tips

Getting kids back into a term time sleep routine doesn’t have to be a nightmare according to The Sleep Council.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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New drug for ‘world’s deadliest cancer’ to be trialed on British patients

New drug for ‘world’s deadliest cancer’ to be trialed on British patients

A new drug to treat one of the world’s deadliest cancers is to be given to more than 300 British patients.

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Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

It’s a guilty pleasure that men need six times a week but women can get by with just once - it’s eating chocolate.

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Cyber scare: Horncastle GP practice praises patients

Chaotic scenes sparked by a cyber attack which affected all NHS organisations across Lincolnshire appeared to have eased during the last 24 hours.

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The mobile breast screening unit

Breast screening appointments in Horncastle cancelled this week after NHS cyber attack

Breast screening appointments at the mobile NHS unit in Horncastle have been cancelled this week following last Friday’s cyber attack.

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Rural Services Network concerned over impact of cyber-attack for rural GPs

The Rural Services Network (RSN) – England’s largest partnership of rural service providers – has voiced concern at the impact of cyber-attacks on doctors’ surgeries that serve rural communities.

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