Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Would a national centre for rural health and care help recruit NHS staff?

The trust behind hospitals throughout Lincolnshire is to use the county’s rural nature as a selling point in a fresh recruitment drive.

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

Hospital bosses in Lincolnshire aiming to tackle ‘health tourism’

Health bosses and the local MP have welcomed a suggestion that patients may have to provide identification for some forms of non-emergency NHS care.

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Almost 1-in-5 Lincolnshire adults regularly binge drink

Alcohol Awareness Week is encouraging people to ‘know the risks’ of drinking too much, as it is reported that almost one in five adults in Lincolnshire are ‘regular’ binge drinkers.

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RAY OF HOPE: Billy the two-year-old Collie Kelpie is being rehomed by Jerry Green Dog Rescue amid rumours on social media that he was to be put to sleep.

Promising lead for at-risk collie Billy after spell at Algarkirk charity

The future of a dog under the care of alocal pet charity is a little brighter after a social media storm regarding his fate.


VIDEO: Health minister Jeremy Hunt visits Lincolnshire and talks about future of local health services and backs Tory by-election candidate

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has given a video interview to The Sleaford Standard on visiting the town to lend his support to the new Tory candidate in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

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NHS warns Lincolnshire residents about spreading Norovirus

This winter the public are being asked to think carefully before visiting friends and relatives in hospital in an attempt to protect vulnerable patients from norovirus.

KATIE'S FUND: Fred and Margaret Clarke with two players from the 14th annual Katie Clarke Memorial Fund Golf Day which raised �2,000 for research into brain tumours.

Katie’s golf day raises £2,000

Amateur golfers teed off in memory of a languages graduate from Wyberton whose name lives on in a charity which has raised nearly £100,000 in 16 years.

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Funds needed to complete build of centre

More than £370,000 has been raised towards a new children’s community centre, but £150,000 is still needed to finish the project.

How to beat the winter blues  practical tips to keep your spirits up

How to beat the winter blues – practical tips to keep your spirits up

As we make the chilly transition from autumn into winter, it’s not uncommon for people’s moods to dip along with the temperatures.

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The Boston Stump will be orange for the next fortnight in memory of Dylan David Stott and  to raise awareness of Meningitis Now EMN-160411-142655001

The Stump will be illuminated orange to raise awareness of a Meningitis charity

For the next fortnight, floodlights outside The Stump, in Boston, will be lit up orange in memory of baby Dylan David Stott.

Winter vomiting bug is coming

Winter vomiting bug is coming

As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, we can spot the stereotypical signs of winter - the sun low in the sky, shops putting up decorations… a sudden queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach.

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Shelley Grant, LIVES first responder, was first on the scene when Toby Cooley (right) was taken ill at home.

Lorry driver is giving back to Lincolnshire based medical charity

A heart attack patient, who has raised almost £2,000 for charity, has been reunited with the volunteer who came to him in his hour of need.

Jeremy Hunt (right) and Matt Warman during a visit to Boston.

Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital has ‘a bright future’ says health secretary

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told Parliament this week that Pilgrim Hospital has ‘a bright future’ under NHS reform plans that will see a greater focus on rural and sparsely populated areas.

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Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust pledge their support for the Armed Forces community

A pledge of continued support has been given from the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) to the Armed Forces.

Energy Drink health warning

Health warning after man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.


Ambulance service safety advice ahead of fireworks night

Make it sparkle and flare, not emergency care, this Bonfire Night.

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