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New volunteers needed to save lives in the Deepings

The Deepings First Responders are looking for volunteers to join its LIVES (Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service) team.

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2016 was busiest year on record for Lives medical charity

Lives, a Lincolnshire based charity attending 999 medical emergencies, experienced their busiest year on record in 2016 by responding to more than 20,000 emergency calls.

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One in 13 has Type 2 diabetes, new figures show

One in 13 people have Type 2 diabetes, new figures have revealed.

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Alzheimer’s Society course will help those caring for dementia sufferers

A free Alzheimer’s Society course to help people caring for someone with dementia is coming to Stamford in March.

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Carers urged to make sure they don’t neglect their own health this winter

People who care for loved-ones in South Lincolnshire are being urged not to neglect their own health this winter.

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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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Dr Majid Akram and NHS England deputy medical director Dr Mark Sanderson view one of the new surgical areas

Patients set to benefit from major revamp of The Deepings Practice

Major extension and redevelopment work is under way at a thriving medical practice with a new operating theatre and 11 new consultation rooms currently being built.

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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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Trust need new governors

New governors are wanted at the new North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. The trust will be formed when Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust and Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust combine on April 1.

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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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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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Scanner is lifted into place at Stamford Hospital

A new MRI scanner was moved into Stamford Hospital on Sunday morning in a spectacle which would have caught the eye of any passers-by.

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Peterborough and Stamford hospitals trust hit by 43% rise in business rates under new system

The trust which runs Peterborough City Hospital and Stamford Hospital will have to fork out more than £1 million more in business rates from April.

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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 “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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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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Sugar-free drinks as bad as real thing

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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Have your say on maternity services at Peterborough City Hospital

The maternity unit at Peterborough City Hospital is giving women and their partners the opportunity to help improve maternity services.

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New MRI scanner set to be delivered to Stamford Hospital

Thousands of patients are expected to benefit from a new MRI scanner at Stamford Hospital.

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is looking for more nurses

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is looking for more nurses to join its pioneering teams which care for older people with mental health problems.

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