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Public Health England has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the risks of cervical cancer and encourage women to respond to their cervical screening invitation letters, or to book an appointment with their GP if they missed previous invites. Two women die every day from cervical cancer in …

18th March 2019
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People in need of a blood test in the Spalding area can now access a daily drop-in session without an appointment. The phlebotomy clinic, which runs from Johnson Community Hospital, has introduced a drop-in session every day Monday to Friday from 8am to 12.30pm, where no appointment will be necessary. …

18th March 2019
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A record breaking number of male school leavers have applied to be nurses following NHS England’s successful “We Are The NHS” recruitment campaign. The number of 18-year-old men applying to study nursing has increased by more than 50% in a decade, according to new figures from UCAS, the body that …

17th March 2019
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The latest NHS Staff Survey findings have been published. Findings, from responses of 497,000 staff working across trusts and clinical commissioning groups in England, showed more positive results on staff motivation, job satisfaction, recognition and feeling valued. An increasing number of staff also said they would recommend their organisation to …

16th March 2019
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A new NHS service for the rare and serious eating disorder, diabulimia, will be piloted as part of The NHS Long Term Plan’s commitment to deliver a step change in mental health treatment. Diabulimia is a condition where people with Type 1 Diabetes restrict their insulin intake to lose weight …

15th March 2019
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Tens of thousands of people have been helped to overcome back pain, arthritis and other muscle, bone and joint conditions without going to hospital, thanks to additional specialist care at local GP surgeries – with millions more set to benefit over the coming years as the NHS delivers on The …

14th March 2019
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A new chief executive has been appointed at the local mental health and learning disability trust. Bringing over 16 years’ of senior NHS management experience, Brendan Hayes, is to be the new Chief Executive for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Paul Devlin, Chair at LPFT said: “I am absolutely delighted …

14th March 2019
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Nominations for this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards, which celebrate the huge contribution made by individuals who work in and alongside the NHS, are now open. Last year more than 250 Members of Parliament nominated 750 individuals or organisations for an award and the judging panels were blown away by the …

13th March 2019
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  Find out how we’ve been working together with people to help improve experiences of health and social care in Lincolnshire. #ItStartsWithYou Healthwatch Lincolnshire making a difference. Welcome to our second Making a Difference Quarterly Report which provides an overview of: Statistical Achievements Introduction Making a Difference Key areas of Interest 2018—2021 …

12th March 2019
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Healthwatch urge the public to get involved in Healthy Conversations Today launches opportunities for the public in Lincolnshire to ‘Have their say’ about proposed changes to healthcare services. “This opportunity should not be taken lightly, it really is the best chance yet to be involved in shaping our health services …

12th March 2019
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