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OBSERVER: At least we know they work so hard

I see we’re back to the Care Quality Commission report criticising Pilgrim Hospital and telling them, once again, they are ’inadequate’ although of the five areas quoted only two had this designation. Overall the CQC has put the Lincolnshire Trust into special measures.

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COLUMN: The times they are a changin’...

Somehow I doubt that Bob Dylan was talking about the start of a new tax year when he wrote the original but the sentiment rings very true.

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Andrew Morgan

COLUMN: Raising awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

As a community NHS trust, our ‘bread and butter’ is supporting patients either at home or in local clinics or community hospitals.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

Angela O’Hagan is a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. Here she looks at how a change in tax credits for parents who have more than two children is an attack on women’s rights.

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Matt Warman.

COLUMN: Article 50 delivers on a promise many voters doubted

As Theresa May triggers Article 50, marking the moment the formal process begins for taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union, here is Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman’s comments on this historic day.

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OBSERVER COLUMN: So that’s where our money goes...

Now the council tax demands have been delivered we can see exactly where our money goes to - and there are a couple of surprises.

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Matt Warman.

COLUMN: MP Matt Warman writes following terrorist attack in London

Boston and Skegness MP has penned the following piece following yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) terrorist attack on London...

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Andrew Morgan

COLUMN: Putting myself in patients’ position

I’ve had the privilege of raising awareness of many important health issues through this column and this one is no exception.

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COLUMN: Pond-ering the life of frogs and toads

What happened to the frog who parked on double yellow lines? He was toad away!

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Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman

COLUMN: Jobs fairs are great constituency events

The recent Boston Jobs Fair was remarkable for two reasons: first, it was bigger than ever, with hundreds of jobs and hundreds of prospective applicants through the doors of the Peter Paine. Hot on the heels of the Skegness jobs fair this is usually a great kind of constituency event in which to play a part. I’m keen to support local charities and businesses so that they can respectively provide genuine experience of work for the unemployed and then concrete opportunities for work. Alongside opportunities in agriculture - by no means all minimum wage - and in the NHS, there were also national employers such as the armed forces, helping the constituency to further drive down what is already historically low unemployment. My role in this is to bring people together, and to make sure central government is providing all the help Jobcentre Plus needs to make the most of fairs such as this. I will continue it as long as I am your Member of Parliament.

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A Cure For Wellness.

FILM REVIEW: A Cure for Wellness (18)

“Do you know what the cure for the human condition is? Disease...”

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OBSERVER: Grand plans that come to nothing

Why is it Boston and the surrounding area seem to have to wait for years before any decisions are made regarding improvements but others in the county don’t? There have been so many things promised to the town over the years yet almost each one of them slowly sinks into oblivion. It was not so long ago that we heard of plans for a marina at the bottom of Fenside Road: there was to be a club house, houses and entertainment. It was to be a ‘gateway’ to the town – then nothing!

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Kapadia Suneil

COLUMN: The future nursing and care workforce

At a time when the NHS is under extreme pressure and also having to cope with a shortage of nurses, it’s incredibly exciting that Lincolnshire was successful in a bid to pilot the training of care staff in the new nursing associate role.

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OBSERVER COLUMN: The real story behind the NHS

I’ve mentioned the Hospital programme on BBC2 before; each week it has shown the real story behind the NHS and hopefully our MPs have been able to take note of what really goes on behind the scenes. Last week’s show, however, brought into sharp focus the ‘problems’ which can be encountered when people from abroad fall ill in this country and take advantage of the fact that they can receive treatment at our hospitals without having to show they have insurance.

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Andrew Morgan

COLUMN: New assessment system is making a difference

W e can’t help it. Accidents, injuries and illnesses happen and there are occasions when you might need to seek help quickly.

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Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman

COLUMN: Determined to ensure Brexit works for us

L ast year the British people voted to leave the European Union. People voted for change and for an opportunity to shape the country’s future. And, the Prime Minister has set out her plan to deliver exactly that.

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Chris Andrews

COLUMN: One of nature’s true spectacles

Starlings aren’t always everyone’s favourite, writes Dr Chris Andrews.

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Kapadia Suneil

COLUMN: Planning to get you home from hospital

This month I’d like to talk about preparing for discharge out of hospital as there’s been lots in the news recently about patients in hospital beds who no longer require hospital care. Pilgrim Hospital has, at times, significant numbers of patients in a similar situation.

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Andrew Morgan.

COLUMN: Andrew Morgan - Help us make NHS best it can be

A very happy New Year to all of our readers! I hope the first couple of weeks of the New Year are continuing to pass smoothly with any resolutions still intact.

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Grahame Madge (rspb-images.com)

COLUMN: Four colly birds.... the real meaning

Yes, I know Christmas is now gone. The decorations are down, the last turkey sandwiches have been eaten. So why am I referencing a carol? Writes Dr Chris Andrews

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