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Former police chief becomes chairman of Lincolnshire’s hospitals trust

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has appointed a former police chief as its new interim chairman.

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Record-number of people helped by Lincolnshire charity

First responder charity LIVES recorded its busiest month ever in November, with 1,972 people in Lincolnshire being helped by a volunteer responder during the four week period.

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Lincolnshire health committee vote of no confidence in non-emergency patient transport

Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee has given a damning assessment of the current non-emergency patient transport service in the county, provided by Thames Ambulance Service Limited (TASL), which has culminated in a unanimous vote of no confidence in the service.

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Dr Moore & Partners, based in High Street, Northampton, is the top-rated surgery in the town according to NHS Choices.

Lincolnshire patients fail to attend over 130,000 GP appointments per year

A new DNA (Did Not Attend) campaign, launched across the south, south west and east of Lincolnshire, has revealed that in excess of 130,000 GP appointments are made and not attended every year.

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Cardiac ignorance in the East Midlands is costing lives

Research shows nearly two-thirds of people in the East Midlands don’t know what to do if a loved one’s heart stops beating

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Take control of your health this winter through great self care

Health, care and voluntary organisations in Lincolnshire are backing a national self-care campaign to urge everyone to learn more about self care to keep healthy this winter.

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Lincolnshire NHS staff walk their way to glory as part of global step challenge

Lincolnshire NHS staff walk their way to glory as part of global step challenge

Healthcare workers clocked up an impressive 798 million steps together by taking part in an annual walking challenge.

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Festive fitness and fun in East Lindsey - thanks to Santa’s elves!

The Christmas Advent Calendar elves have landed at our local leisure centres – with more than £50 worth of savings on classes, swims, and kids’ fun in December.

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What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Lincolnshire East CCG: ‘Take care, not antibiotics!’

Lincolnshire East CCG: ‘Take care, not antibiotics!’

Last Saturday (November 18) marked ‘European Antibiotics Awareness Day’, and Lincolnshire East CCG is reminding the public that they should use antibiotics only when they are needed to help keep them effective.

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Bill Wood (left) with Paul Firth with the lifesaving machine.

Rotary Club’s cash for Fotherby village defibrillator

The Rotary Club of Louth has made a donation towards a life-saving defibrillator in Fotherby.

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Surgeries have been ranked by patients on the NHS choices website

NHS Lincolnshire East supports Lung Cancer Awareness Month

NHS Lincolnshire East CCG is using Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) to remind people to tell their doctor if they have had a cough for three weeks or more.

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Forget Black Friday, try Get Fit Friday in East Lindsey

Four leisure centre’s and fitness suites in East Lindsey are offering a money-saving offer this Friday, November 24.

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Support for carers at council event

Carers FIRST in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council are hosting their annual Carers Rights Day this Friday, November 24.

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Oli Evans and Cez Jones at Vaping Worx in Mercer Row, Louth.

Louth’s first ‘vape’ store celebrates three years of success

One of Lincolnshire’s most successful vape stores, Vaping Worx, is celebrating three years in the business - with a special event and competition for customers.

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Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) has been awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), Silver Award, for demonstrating the values of the Armed Forced Covenant ANL-171116-070732001

Mental health trust awarded for support to armed forces

Lincolnshire’s mental health and learning disability trust has received a special award by the Ministry of Defence for its continuing support for the Armed Forces community.

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Free breast screening at mobile unit in Louth

More women will be able to visit a free mobile breast screening unit over the next few months when it arrives at Louth County Hospital.

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Wolds Care Centre staff members with the award.

Special gold award for the Wolds Care Centre

The staff at The Wolds Care Centre in Louth have achieved an impressive ‘commend’ award in the Gold Standards Framework in end of life care.

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Learn basic CPR for free at Bridge McFarland branches

Bridge McFarland has invested in the safety of local people by paying to have defibrillator machines installed in six of its office reception areas.

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Coveris and LIVES participating in first aid training scenarios. (Photo credit: LIVES).

Coveris and LIVES team up for innovative first aid training

Leading global packaging manufacturer Coveris has recruited the expertise of Lincolnshire emergency first responder charity, LIVES, to work with their Louth site to develop innovative first aid training to ensure the safety of all co-workers employed on their site.

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