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Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Would a national centre for rural health and care help recruit NHS staff?

The trust behind hospitals throughout Lincolnshire is to use the county’s rural nature as a selling point in a fresh recruitment drive.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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‘Without him, I wouldn’t have Max today’ - Tetney mother praises LIVES volunteer

A Tetney mother has shared her emotional memories of her son’s near death experience, after a LIVES responder helped to save his life.

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Rasen MP asks - should we pay for non-essential NHS treatment?

MP Sir Edward Leigh has called for an ‘honest debate’ about the finances of the NHS - and even suggested that the Government may have to ‘think the unthinkable’ and consider introducing charges for non-essential treatment.

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Lincolnshire’s NHS Trusts shortlisted in regional recognition awards

A number of local healthcare leaders and innovative NHS services have made it through to the East Midlands heat of this year’s NHS Recognition Awards.

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Lincolnshire mental health projects recognised at national awards ceremony

Two innovation projects from Lincolnshire’s specialist mental health and learning disabilities NHS trust have been recognised in a national awards ceremony.

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Lincolnshire’s medicines management consultation finishes on Friday

The medicines management consultation, launched by the four Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), has just three days until it closes - and the CCGs are urging anyone who would like to share their views to do so by November 18.

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Almost 1-in-5 Lincolnshire adults regularly binge drink

Alcohol Awareness Week is encouraging people to ‘know the risks’ of drinking too much, as it is reported that almost one in five adults in Lincolnshire are ‘regular’ binge drinkers.

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VIDEO: Health minister Jeremy Hunt visits Lincolnshire and talks about future of local health services and backs Tory by-election candidate

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has given a video interview to The Sleaford Standard on visiting the town to lend his support to the new Tory candidate in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

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NHS warns Lincolnshire residents about spreading Norovirus

This winter the public are being asked to think carefully before visiting friends and relatives in hospital in an attempt to protect vulnerable patients from norovirus.

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New dementia project launched in Lincolnshire

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture and Louth & District Hospice has launched a new project to help residents who are living with Dementia and other life-changing conditions to live a fulfilling life.

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A defibrillator like this one pictured has not been returned following use in Melton last month.

MP joins campaign for more defibrillators in Louth and Horncastle schools

Victoria Atkins MP has shown her support for more lifesaving defibrillators in Louth and Horncastle’s schools.

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How to beat the winter blues  practical tips to keep your spirits up

How to beat the winter blues – practical tips to keep your spirits up

As we make the chilly transition from autumn into winter, it’s not uncommon for people’s moods to dip along with the temperatures.

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Village surgery shows it cares

Wragby Surgery has become the second in the county to be formally recognised for the way it supports unpaid carers in the community.

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Northamptonshire Carers is urging those who look after vulnerable people to get a flu jab

Over 65? Don’t forget your free flu jab this winter

NHS Lincolnshire East CCG is reminding patients over the age of 65 to protect themselves against flu this winter with a free vaccination.

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Winter vomiting bug is coming

Winter vomiting bug is coming

As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, we can spot the stereotypical signs of winter - the sun low in the sky, shops putting up decorations… a sudden queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach.

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Jeremy Hunt (right) and Matt Warman during a visit to Boston.

Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital has ‘a bright future’ says health secretary

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told Parliament this week that Pilgrim Hospital has ‘a bright future’ under NHS reform plans that will see a greater focus on rural and sparsely populated areas.

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