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Children’s services are ‘fragile’ says trust

A statement from the trust which runs the county’s hospitals has said children’s services at Pilgrim Hospital are ‘fragile’ adding they were ‘currently safe, but we may not be able to maintain all services at the hospital’.

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Trust which runs Lincolnshire hospitals to reduce agency staff to ‘make savings’

Trust which runs Lincolnshire hospitals to reduce agency staff to ‘make savings’

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust said it will look to reduce the amount of agency staff at its hospitals in order to make savings.

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Staffing levels leads to call for review of children’s paediatrics services across Lincolnshire

Concerns over staffing levels have lead to a review into children’s paediatric services in Lincolnshire hospitals.

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Hospital fire , norovirus outbreak and cyber attack among reasons for missing trust target

Hospital fire , norovirus outbreak and cyber attack among reasons for missing trust target

A hospital fire, a norovirus outbreak, a cyber attack and ‘unprecedented winter pressure’ have been blamed as among the reasons for United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust forecast to miss its deficit control target by more than £5 million.

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'One-stop shops' for cancer diagnosis are being trialled by the NHS

Programme to reduce premature deaths gets a five year extension

A service offering adults free health checks to spot the signs of high blood pressure and heart disease is set to be extended for the next five years across Lincolnshire.

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Book your next holiday with Lincolnshire Co-Op and help support Prostate Cancer UK. EMN-180904-115617001

Book your next trip with Lincolnshire Co-Op and support a worthy cause

Holidaymakers across the county can support Prostate Cancer UK when booking their next break or trip away at a Lincolnshire Co-Op travel branch.

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NHS Lincolnshire East CCG: Don’t put your health at risk by opting out

As people in Lincolnshire are living for longer, NHS leaders in the county are urging older patients to not put their health at risk by opting out of bowel cancer screening.

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Greater Lincolnshire hospital trusts: Errors or near misses seen by staff

More than one in four people working in Lincolnshire’s hospitals who responded to an NHS staff survey said that they had seen errors or near misses that could have hurt patients.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Advice from Public Health England this Easter

Public Health England (PHE) East Midlands is reminding people across the region to take care of their health this Easter.

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Flu fighters accept call to arms across Lincolnshire

NHS Trusts in Lincolnshire saw some of the most improved rates for staff uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine this winter.

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Kathryn is Louth’s ‘greatest loser’ after slimming journey

Being the best at losing wouldn’t normally help you to scoop an award... but one woman from Louth has done just that after being named the town’s ‘Greatest Loser’.

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Health trusts across Lincolnshire revealed to have higher than expected deaths

There were 885 more deaths across Greater Lincolnshire health trusts between October 2016 and September 2017 than expected, latest figures from NHS Digital show.

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Greater Lincolnshire health trusts and Clinical Commissing Groups expected £150m overspend

Greater Lincolnshire health trusts and Clinical Commissing Groups expected £150m overspend

Health authorities across Greater Lincolnshire expect a total overspend of £150 million by end of the month.

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Dog owners warned over deadly flesh-eating disease

Pet owners across the UK are being warned that a deadly disease affecting dogs is again spreading across the country.

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Lincolnshire East CCG: Antibiotics are not always the answer to your illness

Lincolnshire East CCG: Antibiotics are not always the answer to your illness

People living in the East of Lincolnshire are being urged by local GPs to be antibiotics aware and understand that they are unlikely to be the remedy for their coughs, colds and sore throats.

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Jaundice monitors helping to keep new babies at home

Fewer babies are being admitted to hospital in Lincolnshire with jaundice, thanks to the introduction of new monitoring devices used in the community.

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Woodhall Spa mum talks about son’s progressive illness

A devoted mum has spoken of the ‘overwhelming support’ she has received since her four-year-old son was diagnosed with a progressive condition.

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Demi Knight (11) is currently battling cancer for the second time - and her family hope to raise �150,000 to access specialist treatment in Texas.

‘I will never give up on my daughter’: Louth family’s plea for £150,000 life-saving treatment

The family of a Louth girl who beat brain cancer over a year ago have been dealt a devastating blow after the disease returned - and they are now hoping to raise £150,000 to access specialist treatment in the USA that they hope will save her life.

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County council praised for improving cervical screening uptake

Lincolnshire County Council has been praised for its efforts to help improve cervical screening uptake in the county.

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