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Lincolnshire Police launch new staff fitness and wellbeing programme

Lincolnshire Police are embarking on a new project to help its staff keep fit and healthy.

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Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance to become operational ‘24 hours a day’

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance have announced today (Thursday) that they are extending their life-saving service to become operational 24 hours a day, working through the day and night.

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Reminder to buy medicine over the counter

With winter halfway through and spring on the horizon, people across Lincolnshire are being reminded they can buy a wide range of medicines over the counter from their local pharmacy or supermarket, without the need for a prescription.

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Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

Trust’s £90m payout due to patient errors

The trust which runs Lincolnshire’s hospitals has paid out more than £90 million in costs incurred due to errors over the past five years.

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GP surgeries

Louth and Tetford surgeries merger is still set to go ahead - without Coningsby

A merger between two medical practices - including one in Louth - is still set to go ahead in April, despite a third practice dropping out of the plan.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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Future doctors in Lincolnshire need you!

Medical students at Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital in Boston are looking for volunteer patients to help them become better doctors by assisting them with their training.

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New diabetic foot clinics helping to prevent amputations in Lincolnshire

New one-stop foot clinics in Lincolnshire are already seeing results, just weeks after being set up to help prevent amputations in people with diabetes.

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Over £1,000 raised as spire turns red in memory of Richard Madge

Over £1,000 raised as spire turns red in memory of Richard Madge

The iconic spire of Louth’s St James’ Church has been lit up red for the first two weeks of the year to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health, in memory of Richard Madge.

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The flu heatmap from flusurvey.org.uk - The map shows a gradient from no reported ILI (blue) to very high ILI (red).

How do you know if you have Australian flu as case numbers rocket?

Workplaces are feeling the strain as 1,600 Brits are struck down by the deadly ‘Aussie flu’ virus.

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Lincolnshire firefighters will offer vulnerable residents free Safe and Well checks at their homes.

Firefighters to give safety and wellness checks to residents

Vulnerable residents in Lincolnshire are set to benefit from ‘Safe and Well’ checks by firefighters.

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Coughs and colds.

Look out for flu this New Year

Patients across East Lincolnshire are being reminded what they can do to combat flu during the New Year.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Deadline to nominate your hospital heroes in Lincolnshire

The deadline for nominations for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) staff awards is nearly here.

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St Barnabas is on the hunt for volunteers across Lincolnshire to form a brand new team of 'Collection Champions.' EMN-180501-134708001

Hospice issues urgent appeal for fundraising volunteers

A new year brings new opportunities, and this year St Barnabas is on the hunt for volunteers across Lincolnshire to form a brand new team of ‘Collection Champions’.

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Coughs and colds.

Don’t forget to self-care and visit your pharmacy this New Year

People returning to work following time off over Christmas are being urged to help themselves, and their families, when it comes to their health in the New Year.

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Chance to access care and support with library service.

Empowering self-care with one single library of services

Lincolnshire County Council is developing a Library of Information and Services to provide online information and a searchable directory to support residents, service users, their families and carers.

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Vaccine warning from Public Health England as Australian ‘flu threatens Britain

The elderly, pregnant women and children with chronic illness in the UK are being urged to get vaccinated as the threat of the Australian ‘flu reaching our shores heightens.

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NHS in Brighton and Hove announces extended hours appointments

‘Small number’ of planned operations cancelled in Lincolnshire as winter pressure affects health services

‘We will prioritise the sickest patients’ over non-emergency visitors to A&E, health bosses have said as winter pressures set in.

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Ambulance

EMAS received over 1,000 calls in first six hours of 2018

The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) dealt with 1,027 calls during the first six hours of 2018, figures released today (Tuesday) show.

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