NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’
Many of the plans to shake up services in the NHS and change the way of working talk about having specialised services - but campaigners fear this may mean patients travelling further to fewer hospitals.
NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’
The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses
Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology.
Louth ambulance and fire services ‘to share same headquarters’
The ambulance station on Louth’s Fairfield Industrial Estate is set to close this summer with all services being moved into the town’s fire station - the first ‘shared building’ scheme in Lincolnshire.
Lincolnshire NHS: ‘Look out for family and friends during winter’
Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group is urging people to look out for elderly and vulnerable relatives and neighbours this winter, and make sure they have the support they need during the winter months.