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Spilsby surgery’s plea after crippling cyber attack

Patients at Spilsby Surgery are being urged to keep appointments or get in touch as staff work through the fallout from a global cyber attack that crippled computer systems.

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UPDATE: ‘Business as usual’ at Skegness area surgeries after cyber attacks

It’s ‘business as usual’ at medical centres in the Skegness area this morning following a global cyber attack that crippled computer systems for four days.

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How to beat cravings

Psychologist offers cheats for everyday cravings like cheese and sugar

A leading food psychologist has revealed ways to beat our favourite cravings like salt, cheese and coffee - with a series of healthy substitutes.

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Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

A cream or ointment may soon cure baldness or stop hair turning grey, a new study suggests.

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Support for Lincolnshire residents ahead of ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’

A national awareness campaign will shine a light on how people can easily access health and wellbeing services in our area, in a bid to boost good mental health.

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Ruth Meeds (left), Macmillan lead volunteer,  with Jeannie Riley who is receiving support after being diagnosed with bladder cancer in May 2003. ANL-170427-153653001

Call to be lifeline for cancer patients in Skegness

A cancer sufferer has spoken of the tremendous support she receives from Macmillan volunteers – and now you could be a lifeline too.

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Callum Brown with Loretta Williams and June Brown (right) and staff receiving a cheque on the Scarborough Ward of Skegness Hospital.

Gift to hospital in Derek’s memory

A pair of 75k runs held in memory of a Chapel St Leonards man has helped raise hundreds of pounds for Skegness Hospital.

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Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Cheap booze is easier than ever to buy despite the dramatic surge in pub closures - especially in deprived areas, according to new research.

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Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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Food safety service will support new food businesses in East Lindsey

Those launching food-related businesses in East Lindsey could benefit from a new service provided by East Lindsey District Council.

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Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

The notorious hospital super bug C. diff could be spread through contaminated food, a new study warned.

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Don’t forget your prescriptions for the Bank Holiday

With another bank holiday approaching on Monday (May 1), Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding patients to order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

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East Lindsey is ‘third highest’ district for antidepressant prescriptions

New research has found that East Lindsey is the third highest district in England - and the highest in the East Midlands region - in terms of the number of antidepressant prescriptions given out per person last year.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Jan Sobieraj, chief executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.

IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW: Hospital chief ‘sorry’ after damning report

Health bosses have issued an apology following a damning review of Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Vicky Wilson

‘End of an era’ for Skegness outpatients sister following 30 year career

A hospital sister who followed in her mother’s footsteps to care for patients in Skegness is preparing to retire after a successful career spanning 30 years.

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Pilgrim Hospital in Boston

‘Inadequate’: Hospitals trust behind Pilgrim Hospital back in special measures

The trust running Pilgrim Hospital in Boston is back in special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission found services to be ‘inadquate’.

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ULHT Chief Executive Jan Sobieraj

‘Safety is our number one priority’: Hospital trust’s response to damning CQC report

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) which runs Pilgrim Hospital has said it is disappointed with but accepts the findings of a CQC report published today - and with the decision to place the Trust back into special measures.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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