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New bereavement suites in Lincolnshire’s hospitals are helping to provide families with comfort and support following the death of a baby. The new suites, already open at Lincoln County Hospital and soon to be opened at Pilgrim hospital, Boston are there to make memories and give families and chance to …

11th January 2019
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Most people know the importance of good oral hygiene in our overall care, we can do much of the preventative care ourselves by making sure we have a good oral routine, however being able to access local dental services is also critical to this. We know in Lincolnshire that the …

10th January 2019
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Here is the latest issue of our bi-monthly newsletter, EMASNews, which is now available to download. Contents in this issue which we think you will find interesting are: Update from Pauline Tagg MBE, Chairman EMAS outlines action to help meet winter demand New service is launched to help patient care …

9th January 2019
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The local mental health and learning disabilities trust, has installed a new electronic patient record system produced by a company called Servelec. The new system, called RiO, is an easy-to-use application which captures all patient information safely and securely, to ensure staff have the right information at the right time …

8th January 2019
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This week the BBC ran an article highlighting the cost of missed appointments. Missed GP appointments ‘cost NHS England £216m’ We wanted to take this opportunity to look back as Healthwatch Lincolnshire raised this in 2014 as a significant problem with an estimated £6m price tab for Lincolnshire. During 2014 Healthwatch …

7th January 2019
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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has announced that it will phase in the reintroduction of public car parking charges at its hospitals over the coming weeks. The Trust teamed up with car parking management specialists ParkingEye to introduce a new automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system at all of …

7th January 2019
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Advice and Information Healthwatch England Health issues unfortunately don’t leave us alone at the weekend and people are often in need of medical assistance out of hours. Using NHS guidelines, we have provided some advice and information on where you can go for help when your GP is closed. If …

7th January 2019
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4 Mental Health launch ‘Staying Safe’ website, offering free resources for anyone distressed, thinking about suicide or worried about someone they care about. The Staying Safe website is a potentially life-saving resource developed by 4 Mental Health, with invaluable input from international academics, mental health practitioners, people who have survived …

5th January 2019
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Following a successful run on the film festival circuit, ‘Antelope’ a short film by Southampton based writer/director Ben Grace has been publically released online. The award-winning ‘Antelope’ was based on writer/director Ben Grace’s experiences of mental health and stigmas surrounding a mental health diagnosis after being sectioned at Antelope House, …

4th January 2019
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Lincolnshire County Council commissions a Dementia Family Support Service (DFSS) that supports people with a diagnosis of dementia, their families and carers. The service currently provides information and advice. The services also offers help to navigate care, support and treatment options available across the county. The contract for this service …

4th January 2019
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