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Former police chief becomes chairman of Lincolnshire’s hospitals trust

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has appointed a former police chief as its new interim chairman.

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Record-number of people helped by Lincolnshire charity

First responder charity LIVES recorded its busiest month ever in November, with 1,972 people in Lincolnshire being helped by a volunteer responder during the four week period.

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Lincolnshire health committee vote of no confidence in non-emergency patient transport

Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee has given a damning assessment of the current non-emergency patient transport service in the county, provided by Thames Ambulance Service Limited (TASL), which has culminated in a unanimous vote of no confidence in the service.

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Help for those who are hard of hearing

Help for those who are hard of hearing

Lincolnshire Sensory Services will be holding their next Hear to Help session in Horncastle next Monday, December 11.

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Young Tetford fundraiser faces first Christmas without her mum

A year ago, seven-year-old Phoebe Vines made a very poignant Christmas wish – she asked for her mum not to die.

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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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Cardiac ignorance in the East Midlands is costing lives

Research shows nearly two-thirds of people in the East Midlands don’t know what to do if a loved one’s heart stops beating

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Take control of your health this winter through great self care

Health, care and voluntary organisations in Lincolnshire are backing a national self-care campaign to urge everyone to learn more about self care to keep healthy this winter.

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Lincolnshire NHS staff walk their way to glory as part of global step challenge

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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Pearl’s a jewel in the crown of town slimmers

A dynamic Horncastle slimmer is getting ready to dazzle during Christmas party season after achieving a weight loss of 3st 4.5lbs.

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Bingo for Friends of Pilgrim Hospital

An evening of prize bingo will take place at Coningsby Community Hall next week in aid of the Coningsby Friends of Pilgrim Hospital.

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Festive fitness and fun in East Lindsey - thanks to Santa’s elves!

The Christmas Advent Calendar elves have landed at our local leisure centres – with more than £50 worth of savings on classes, swims, and kids’ fun in December.

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Family of Coningsby girl determined to put focus on alopecia

The family of an eight-year-old girl from Coningsby who suffers from alopecia is being helped by her friends at a Sleaford gymnastics club to raise awareness about the little-understood condition.

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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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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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Lincolnshire East CCG: ‘Take care, not antibiotics!’

Lincolnshire East CCG: ‘Take care, not antibiotics!’

Last Saturday (November 18) marked ‘European Antibiotics Awareness Day’, and Lincolnshire East CCG is reminding the public that they should use antibiotics only when they are needed to help keep them effective.

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NHS Lincolnshire East supports Lung Cancer Awareness Month

NHS Lincolnshire East CCG is using Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) to remind people to tell their doctor if they have had a cough for three weeks or more.

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Forget Black Friday, try Get Fit Friday in East Lindsey

Four leisure centre’s and fitness suites in East Lindsey are offering a money-saving offer this Friday, November 24.

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Support for carers at council event

Carers FIRST in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council are hosting their annual Carers Rights Day this Friday, November 24.

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Praise for ‘fantastic’ Horncastle medics

Two paramedics from Horncastle have been praised for their ‘fantastic treatment’ of an injured woman in Boston last Tuesday.

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