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Healthwatch Project Focus 2018 – 2021 Background Over the past 5 years (2013 – 2018), Healthwatch Lincolnshire has investigated a significant number of health and care services.  Investigations are conducted through our Enter and View Visits, Thematic Projects, Mystery Shopper Activities or Escalation Papers.  Services such as Care Homes, Hospital …

20th September 2018
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Healthwatch talks about … the Future of Louth Hospital In-Patient Service Following the announcement of potential changes to the current Manby and Carlton wards at county hospital Louth, Healthwatch Lincolnshire is encouraging Lincolnshire people to have their say on the proposed options by feeding into the consultation running until 10th …

19th September 2018
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Patients will soon be able to receive appointment letters directly to their mobile phone via text when new digital technology is introduced in Lincolnshire’s hospitals. The new electronic patient letters will be issued to all patients who have registered a mobile phone number with the hospital. Patients who would prefer …

19th September 2018
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An exciting project to improve the experience of patients and their families receiving palliative care will soon begin at Skegness Hospital. Improvements will be made to three existing palliative rooms and a communal area to create three private suites, each with their own bedroom, sitting room and ensuite bathroom, where …

17th September 2018
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Our health and care needs are changing, with more people living longer often with multiple long term conditions. This new animation explains the challenges facing the health and care system and how partnerships are being formed between the NHS, local government and the third sector in every neighbourhood, town and …

16th September 2018
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NHS ENGLAND Consultations on specialised women’s services – Have your say NHS England Specialised Commissioning is consulting on several areas that fall under specialised women’s services. Three surgical gynaecological and female urological procedures, including complex mesh removal, are under review. NHS England is also consulting on the treatment of Abnormally Invasive …

15th September 2018
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NHS ENGLAND Mental health therapists, mostly provided through collaboration with local improving access to psychological (IAPT) services, may well become the norm in GP practices. New guidance has been produced to encourage doctors to place mental health therapists in practice surgeries, bringing more mental and physical health services under one …

14th September 2018
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14th September 2018
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Healthwatch talks about … Pennygate Medical Centre With the retirement of Dr Nathu and the movement of the Spalding practice to Johnson Hospital, Healthwatch is aware that a number of patients are concerned about the practicalities of the move and the future of GP services at the Pennygate end of …

14th September 2018
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14th September 2018
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