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REVEALED: The catalogue of failings that closed Wainfleet Surgery

Shocking failings at Wainfleet Surgery that put more than 2000 patients at risk of their safety have been relealed in a report issued today.

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Join Skegness Hospital supporters

The next meeting of Skegness Hospital Watch is tomorrow (Thursday).

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Fin-tastic yoga sessions at attraction

Skegness Aquarium is introducing a new exercise venture with a fishy twist.

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Mrs Wilkinson (Cook in Charge), with the youngest and oldest school councillors, Farrah Cammack (Reception) and Jack Burrage (Year 6)

Healthy food award for Willoughby school

St Helena’s CE Primary School, Willoughby, is the only school in the county to receive a silver medal for its commitment to preparing and serving healthy fresh school lunches.

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‘Record breaking’ year for LIVES responders

LIVES, the Lincolnshire-based charity attending 999 medical emergencies, have experienced their busiest year on record - responding to more than 20,000 emergency calls from patients across Lincolnshire in 2016.

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Wainfleet surgery officially closed from today

Patients at Wainfleet Surgery have received a letter informing them that the surgery is now officially closed.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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‘Patients at heart of our surgery’: Spilsby practice celebrates ‘good’ CQC report

A two-year project to further put patients’ care at the heart of Spilsby Surgery has been rewarded after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission found the service ‘good’.

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Saving ‘someone like you: Mum of premature baby from Ingoldmells to hold fundraising ball

An Ingoldmells mum, who kept a heartrending picture diary of her baby son’s battle to live, is planning a fundraising ball to say thank you to the hospitals that saved his life.

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Hospice seeks volunteers to combat loneliness in Lincolnshire patients

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to lonely patients.

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Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Coun Paul Gleeson is concerned about people who can't afford public transport to attend hospitals elswhere.

Fears for low-income families if consultant-led maternity moved from Pilgrim Hospital

Boston councillors want to save Pilgrim Hospital’s consultant-led maternity unit as health services across the county face sweeping changes.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Matt Warman MP (left) and Sir Edward Leigh MP

Lincolnshire MPs secure Jeremy Hunt’s attention on failings of rural ambulance services after patients forced to wait for two hours

Two Lincolnshire MPs have challenged the Secretary of State for Health, about the disparity in NHS services between those who live in urban areas and those who live in rural communities.

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NHS Lincolnshire East: ‘Keep A&E for medical emergencies’

NHS Lincolnshire East CCG is urging people to make sure they choose the most appropriate care for their ailments this winter.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Car park pay machine at Pilgrim Hospital

Critics argue for fees to be ‘scrapped or capped’

Car parking fees at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital brought in more than £696,000 between 2015-16, it has been revealed.

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Jack Mellors gets into the suit he would wear as Best Man at his brother's wedding. ANL-161229-135552001

Oh brother! What a weigh for Ingoldmells teen to be best man

A teenage fish fryer from Skegness who feared he wouldn’t make his 40th birthday is celebrating after losing 5st 9lb.

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BUSY NEW YEAR: EMAS produced this diagram showing the demand for its services on New Years Day.  Photo supplied.

New Year calls to EMAS reach ‘significant pressure’ point

South Holland’s ambulance service is recovering from a New Year’s weekend when it faced “significant pressure” from emergency calls.

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