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Recruitment day at hospital

Nurses and other health professionals are being encouraged to find out more about working at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital at a recruitment day next week.

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Dr Yvonne Owen.

New medical director welcomed to Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) has welcomed a new medical director to its Board.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Macmillan Cancer Support's mobile service is coming to Boston.

Free cancer help at town centre event

Free cancer information and support will be available in Boston next week when Macmillan Cancer Support brings its mobile service to the town centre.

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Lincolnshire East CCG: Cervical cancer screenings save lives

With Cervical Screening Awareness Week drawing to a close, Lincolnshire East CCG is reminding members of the public of the importance of getting screened.

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No Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Lincolnshire health services until next year

No Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Lincolnshire health services until next year

Health bosses have said that proposals for a major shakeup of NHS services in Lincolnshire will not be published until next year.

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Thames ambulance service makes improvements on performance for Lincolnshire patients

Thames ambulance service makes improvements on performance for Lincolnshire patients

Councillors have said progress has been made by Thames Ambulance Service since an improvement plan was put in place by Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Children’s Services will not be closed at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital but may look different

Children’s paediatric services at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital look likely not to be closed and transferred to Lincoln - but they may be run differently due to challenges in recruitment, say health bosses.

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New plan to improve health of Lincolnshire residents

A major new health strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Lincolnshire has been published.

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New 'Quality Matrons': John Boulton, Julie Button, Jennie Deeks, Karen Bailey and Nicolene Atkinson.

New senior nurses focussing on quality improvements in Lincolnshire’s hospitals

Five new matrons have now started work to help improve the quality of care in Lincolnshire’s hospitals.

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Police have released a new image of Elliot in a bid to identify him.

‘Proud gentleman Elliot’ faces being cremated as ‘unidentified’

A Boston man known only as ‘Elliot’, despite being well-known in the town, faces being cremated as ‘unidentified’ if no information about who he was comes to light.

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Fire safety improvements to reassure patients at Lincolnshire hospitals

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust said that a £46 million fire safety investment in hospital buildings will reassure patients.

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Junior doctors to be withdrawn from Boston Pilgrim paediatrics

Junior doctors to be withdrawn from Boston Pilgrim paediatrics

Health Education England have confirmed that they will be withdrawing junior doctors from Boston Pilgrim Hospital’s paediatrics ward.

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Get involved with your local Patient Participation Group

‘PPG Awareness Week’ takes place from June 4-9, and aims to promote the role and benefit of Patient Participation Groups to patients, the public, and health professionals.

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10 minutes of brisk walking can improve the health of East Midlands residents

10 minutes of brisk walking can improve the health of East Midlands residents

Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) are advising adults in the East Midlands focus on 10 minutes of brisk walking a day.

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Gary, before and after his weight loss.

Gary’s unique move after weight loss joy

A Boston man who lost three-a-half stone through a slimming support group is now hoping to help others achieve their weight loss goals – in a move which has made him unique in the area.

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Greyhounds visit town in bid to promote charity

Members of the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust (LGT) padded along to Boston town centre with some of the charity’s retired greyhounds who are looking for loving homes as pets on Saturday.

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Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

Health bosses vote to keeping children’s ward open, but back-up plans will be put together

Health bosses have said that continuing Boston children’s services as they are is their preferred option despite concern over staffing levels and trainee doctors.

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Boston children’s services recommended to remain open by health bosses

Boston children’s services recommended to remain open by health bosses

Health bosses will recommend to continue to run Boston Pilgrim children’s services for now, but with a temporary inpatient closure as a backup.

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Lincolnshire residents advised to order Bank Holiday prescriptions early

With the Spring bank holiday approaching on Monday May 27, Lincolnshire East CCG is reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

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