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New ‘East Lindsey Medical Group’ will be launched in April

A merger between two of the area’s largest medical practices will boost recruitment of quality staff and lead to a better range of services for patients.

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Louth mental health nurse reaches the final in national awards

A mental health nurse from Louth is one of three finalists in line to be crowned as ‘Mental Health Nurse of the Year’, at the prestigious annual British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards.

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Kim Kami carried out her squatathon at the Meridian Leisure Centre.

It’s a ‘whole lotta squats’ for Kim’s charity efforts

An inspirational Louth woman who battled against a debilitating joint condition has completed a gruelling ‘squatathon’ for charity.

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From left, Nikki Silver, CEO of LIVES, with Brett Forman, one of the new LIVES medics, and Emma Fletcher from CDS Action. EMN-180702-115256001

Funding boost for Lincolnshire life-saving charity

A Lincolnshire charity will be able to recruit and train three additional medical responders thanks to a donation of more than £15,000.

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Lincolnshire East CCG raises awareness for Tinnitus Week

Lincolnshire East CCG raises awareness for Tinnitus Week

Lincolnshire East CCG is raising awareness of tinnitus during Tinnitus Week, which runs from February 5-11.

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RAF Typhoons at Nellis Air Force Base. Picture: SAC James Skerrett. EMN-180502-124601001

RAF Coningsby Typhoon’s take part in world’s largest air combat exercise

Fighter jets from RAF Coningsby have been invited to take part in the world’s largest and most complex air combat exercise.

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NHS trust announces latest addition to board

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) has welcomed a new associate non-executive director to its Board.

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Launch of stroke campaign in the East Midlands

According to current figures, about 92,000 people on GP registers in the East Midlands have had a stroke, and in 2016, more than 2,500 died from a stroke.

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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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Represenatives from St Barnabas Hospice with a young Lincoln City fan and club manager Danny Cowley (centre). EMN-180126-122157001

Charity partnership for Lincolnshire-based hospice

A hospice which cares for patients across Lincolnshire has been awarded a charity partnership with Lincoln City football club.

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Guest speakers and organisers from this year's WRES conference. EMN-180126-114046001

Conference celebrates importance of equal opportunities for Lincolnshire’s NHS staff

NHS staff from black and ethnic minority backgrounds have been sharing their experiences of working in Lincolnshire at a countywide conference.

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Kim Kami (29) at the Meridian Leisure Centre gym in Louth.

Leisure centre gives Kim and Kate a new lease of life

A mum-of-two from Louth can pick her young daughter up for the first time and now leads a pain-free life, after exercise proved to be the solution for a debilitating health condition.

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Public invited to Lincolnshire East CCG governing body meeting

Patients and the public are invited to the next meeting of NHS Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body, which will take place in public in Louth next week.

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Launching Lincolnshire Polices new fitness scheme. Pictured from left - Louise OReilly, Chief Constable Bill Skelly, D/Sgt Philip Elliot, Kirsty James, Dan Rogers (Commercial Manager, YMCA Lincolnshire), Julie Bratton, PC Emma Nash, Trevor Mealing, Insp Jesbir Kumar, T/Insp Rachel Harrison, Julie Wilkins (Lincolnshire Police, Chief of Staff) and Dr Hannah Henderson. EMN-180119-121928001

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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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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