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.

Richard Roe of Skegness is praising Beacon Medical Practice after a successful minor operation. ANL-161126-103714001

Patient praises surgery after he’s back playing organ within weeks of hand operation

A pensioner is praising a medical practice in Skegness after returning to playing the organ in church just two weeks after a minor operation at the surgery.

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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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Ian Clifton faced a 200-mile round trip to collect a prescription from his consultant at Sheffield Hospital. ANL-161128-120631001

Hope for patients from Skegness facing long trips for prescriptions

Government help has been secured for NHS patients facing long round trips to see consultants.

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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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Sebastien Pettitt has the chromosome disorder Phelan McDermid Syndrome and cannot speak, self-harms, has problems walking and is doubly incontinent. ANL-161127-165729001

Spilsby mum raises £1,500 towards taking Lincolnshire County Council to court

A Spilsby mum who is taking Lincolnshire County Council to court because she feels they have failed to help her eight-year-old son has raised more than £1,500 towards the cost.

Sister Victoria Wilson, Phlebotomist Beverley Haywood, Mrs Vincent (mother of Bill), Chairman of Ingoldmells Parish Council Len Hemingway and Skegness Hospital Watch committee members Marigold Chisnall, John Orgine, Eddie Gasson and Geoff Poulter. ANL-161115-104446001

Charity helps Skegness Hospital buy vital equipment

Skegness Hospital has been able to purchase a vital piece of equipment thanks to a generous donation from Skegness Hospital Watch.


Lincolnshire’s medicines management consultation finishes on Friday

The medicines management consultation, launched by the four Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), has just three days until it closes - and the CCGs are urging anyone who would like to share their views to do so by November 18.


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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Skegness Hospital. ANL-161111-173044001

‘Bright future’ for NHS Services

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt told Parliament this week that health services in Skegness have ‘a bright future’ under NHS reform plans.

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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 England news.

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.

Wainfleet Surgery.

Wainfleet Surgery closes for three months after safety concerns

Wainfleet Surgery has had its registration suspended for three months leaving 2,200 patients without a local doctor.

Fire & Rescue news.

Crews in attendance at kitchen fire in Skegness

Crews from Skegness are currently attending reports of a kitchen fire at a property in Drummond Road, in Skegness today (Tuesday).

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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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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An appeal for �25,000 has been launched by Spilsby mum Dominique Pettitt to take Lincolnshire County Council to court over what she claims has been lack of care for her son Sebastien (pictured) who has a rare disorder that leaves him in silence and pain. ANL-160211-171956001

Spilsby mum to take Lincolnshire County Council to court over care of her son with rare disorder

A mum from Spilsby has launched an appeal for £25,000 to take Lincolnshire County Council to court because she claims they have failed to help her eight-year-old son, who has a rare disorder that leaves him living in silence and pain.

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