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Source: Healthwatch England 18/05/18 Over a million adults in England are currently in contact with mental health services but what should they expect when it comes to the care they receive? Mental health is consistently one of the top issues people tell their local Healthwatch about. To mark Mental Health …

24th May 2018
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The NHS Trust which provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Lincolnshire is looking for members of the public to sit on its Council of Governors. Public Governor elections for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) are taking place this summer, with nominations now open …

23rd May 2018
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Find out how one local Healthwatch has been showing GP practices how small changes can make a big difference to patients’ experiences of visiting the doctor. There are around 850,000 people who live with dementia in the UK, and this figure is expected to rise to over a million by 2025. …

22nd May 2018
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  Source:ULHT Welcome to the latest briefing on ULHT’s efforts to maintain safe children’s and maternity services at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. Paediatric staffing latest Due to the successful recruitment of four short-term locum doctors, Pilgrim’s multi-disciplinary team have said they can now keep the services going, despite difficult circumstances, until …

21st May 2018
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Reminiscence therapy is helping elderly patients across Lincolnshire hospitals thanks to the addition of a helpful new ‘virtual’ staff member called RITA. RITA, which stands for Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities, is an innovative, evidence-based, state-of-the-art digital therapy system which allows patients to use apps, games and other leisure activities as …

20th May 2018
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Patients with brain and spinal injuries have been getting crafty during their hospital stays, in readiness to celebrate this weekend’s big royal wedding. A selection of colourful crowns have been created to help mark the occasion of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nearing nuptials and also to coincide with an …

19th May 2018
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  Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) works with health services to try new ways of working, increase knowledge, develop good practice and demonstrate ways to improve services. The ‘Happy Breathers’ Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease’ (COPD) project helps participants learn about COPD in a relaxed setting and improves patient outcomes …

19th May 2018
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Lincolnshire patients with two very serious health conditions are being given access to lifesaving new treatments thanks to a clinical trial. The cardiac research unit of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has been announced as the UK’s top recruiting centre into the re-Dual study. This clinical trial was looking …

18th May 2018
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Dedicated nurses across Lincolnshire are sharing what they love about their work as part of a global awareness day. #ThisNurse is the inspiring theme of International Nurses’ Day 2018 (Saturday 12 May), an annual celebration of one of the world’s most caring professions. As part of this year’s campaign, nurses …

16th May 2018
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The Recovery Collage provides a unique opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge about mental healt

15th May 2018
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