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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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LIVES volunteer responders helped a record-breaking 1,972 people in November. EMN-171214-163641001

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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Butterfly Hospice Trusts Linda Sanderson starting the work on the Memory Garden.

Bags raise £12k for hospice’s garden project

A grant of £12,000 has been donated to The Butterfly Hospice, in Boston, for its Memory Garden project.

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Heather hands over the cheque to Graham Rodwell  with members of the DOCATEF committee.

Proceeds from tale of cancer fight donated

A £1,300 cheque has been written by a local author for a cancer charity in Boston.

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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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The donation of Dyson fans, worth �3,000, to Pilgrim Hospital.

Donation to ward in memory of loved one

Family and friends of a former Pilgrim Hospital patient have raised funds in her memory to boost the ward she was treated on in her final days.

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Company’s staff given advice on ‘self-care’

A Boston company has been supporting its 500 employees to live healthier lives as part of the national Self-Care Week.

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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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Parents’ relief as children’s heart unit at Leicester is saved

Parents across the Sleaford area are celebrating today (Thursday) after a Leicester children’s heart unit was saved from closure.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

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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An artist's impression of how the new coffee shops will look.

New deal will see £700k investment in hospitals

A new deal is set to see Pilgrim Hospital receive part of a £700k investment as the trust which runs it has partnered with a national catering company.

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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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Alopecia sufferer Amira Bell, 8, of Coningsby. EMN-171120-151321001

Club shows support for young gymnast

A Sleaford gymnastics club has been supporting a family’s efforts to raise awareness about the little-understood condition, alopecia.

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Medical school would address Lincolnshire’s hospital recruitment challenges, Health Secretary tells MP

Hopes a medical school in Lincolnshire could ease the county’s hospital recruitment challenges have been expressed following a parliamentary debate.

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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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Sebastien taking part in the triathlon.

Triathlon effort for crisis team

A Boston man has overcome depression to complete a gruelling triathlon and rasie £2,000 for the local health trust which helped him.

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Celebrating St Barnabas Hospice's 25th birthday, Matt Warman MP, Mayor of Boston Brian Rush, and St Barnabas team members.

Celebrating 25 years of care

Celebrations have been held to mark 25 years since a Lincolnshire hospice opened a base in Boston, one hailed as ‘invaluable’ and ‘an oasis of peace and love’.

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Dedication to unpaid carers

A team at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital have been honoured for their commitment to unpaid carers.

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