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Have your say on Louth GP surgery proposals

Two patient consultations on proposed mergers of doctors’ surgeries in Louth are due to end shortly.

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Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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Lincolnshire East CCG Annual Public Meeting

Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group will be holding its Annual Public Meeting at the Dower House Hotel, Woodhall Spa, on Thursday September 28.

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The event at Maltby le Marsh Village Hall.

A good old ‘knees-up’ with the Still Me dementia project

The ‘Still Me’ dementia support project held its first tea dance at Maltby le Marsh Village Hall earlier this month, with over 30 people from across the district gathering to enjoy the fun and dancing.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Blood pressure checks on a patient.

Magna Vitae offers free blood pressure testing

Magna Vitae is urging East Lindsey residents to get their blood pressure checked for free as part of national ‘Know Your Numbers Week’, which is being held from September 18-24.

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Tragic death of girl from Alford inspires fundraisers

An 11-year-old from Skegness has completed her latest epic fundraiser inspired by the death of an eight-year-old girl from Alford last month.

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust wants to hear your views

Lincolnshire residents are invited to share their views on ULHT (United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust), which runs some of the services at Louth County Hospital.

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Blood pressure checks on a patient.

Lincolnshire East GPs urge patients to check their blood pressure

Lincolnshire GPs have backed a national NHS campaign by urging patients to get their blood pressure checked during ‘Know Your Numbers Week’, which runs from September 18-24.

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The new nurses for Pilgrim and Grantham hospitals.

Newly-qualified nurses set to help fill hospitals trust vacancies

Lincolnshire’s latest intake of newly-qualified nurses are set to begin at the county’s hospitals this week where it is hoped they will fill some of the 240 vacancies across the trust.

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GPs merger: ‘We want a soft landing, not a crash landing!’

GPs merger: ‘We want a soft landing, not a crash landing!’

Doctors, practice managers and town councillors came together last week to discuss two proposed mergers affecting Louth’s GP surgeries.

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Council’s support for World Suicide Prevention Day

Lincolnshire County Council supported World Suicide Prevention Day this week (Monday September 11), along with other organisations who have aimed to raise awareness that taking a minute to offer support and listen can make all the difference to family and friends.

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Researchers have found that e-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes

Vaping with e-cigarettes ‘linked to’ increased heart attack and stroke risk

E-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found.

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‘Fantastic’ report for Marsh Medical Practice

The Marsh Medical Practice, which has surgeries in Manby and North Somercotes, has been celebrating a fantastic result following their latest CQC inspection.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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Lincolnshire East CCG’s advice on Migraine Awareness Week

Lincolnshire East CCG is raising awareness of the symptoms associated with migraine during Migraine Awareness Week, which ends on September 9.

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The Lincolnshire Integrated Sexual Health Service (LISH) mobile clinic.

‘Safe sex awareness’ mobile clinic comes to Louth

A mobile clinic will be touring Lincolnshire to raise awareness of safe sex in support of this year’s ‘Sexual Health Week’ from September 11-17.

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Worrying trend in snacking habits may be contributing to ‘obesity crisis’ amongst families across the East Midlands

A major charity initiative between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco has discovered that snacking habits in the East Midlands are risking families’ long term health.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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Boston's Pilgrim Hospital.

Hospitals trust is thrown into special measures

The NHS trust that manages the county’s three main hospitals has been placed in special measures to deal with its troubled finances by the NHS.

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