Take a minute to listen and ask RUOK?

In the run-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday (September 10), Lincolnshire organisations are raising awareness that taking a minute to offer support and listen in a non-judgmental way, can make all the difference to family, friends and colleagues.

Heidi and Jason Rock host Party on the Pitch at Bourne Rugby Club on Saturday from noon until midnight.  Photo by Paul Brooks Photography.

Heidi’s ‘celebration of life’ in Bourne after fear of death

A Bourne mother-of-two with incurable breast cancer intends to celebrate life with her family and friends at the town’s rugby club on Saturday.

Intercity Technolgy staff taking on The Wolf Run, from left  Rob Stanley, Siobhan Quinn, Adam Jeffery, Lisa Batty, Stewart Nicol, Jas Singh, Barnaby Allan. Submitted.

Firm raise thousands for brain tumour unit

Work colleagues of an Oakham man who died after developing a brain tumour have fundraised nearly £3,500 for the hospital which looked after him.

Community news.

NHS to invest in new dental surgery in contract worth £6m

People across Leicestershire and Rutland will soon benefit from improved access to local NHS dental care after NHS England Central Midlands awarded seven contracts to dental service providers, worth £6.3m annually.


Care Quality Inspection acknowledges improvements to East Midlands Ambulance Service

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (Tuesday, June 13) published a report on East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) acknowledging the improvements made since the service was rated indequate last May.


Internal work starts at rehab centre

Project partners on site at The Get Busy Living Centre


Improve mental health care plea

A woman bravely fighting mental health problems is appealing for more help to be made available to fellow sufferers.


Cooking up healthy lessons for youngsters

Pupils have enjoyed a free breakfast as part of a school’s bid to improve wellbeing.

Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire. Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG130416-100TW.

County signs up for new dementia plan to find missing people

Families in South Holland and the Deepings can now turn to the police for help if a loved one with dementia goes missing.

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As London Marathon approaches, these runners are raring to go

Two people from Stamford will be pounding the streets of the capital later this month for the London Marathon in aid of causes close to their hearts.

The first day at the City Hospital. Exterior

Hospital trusts join forces to save cash

Two local hospital trusts have combined forces to form a new organisation that will run Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford Hospital.

Hospital donation

Breast cancer sufferer Caroline and her friends donate cheque for £13,000 to Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust

A group of fundraisers from Market Deeping have handed over a cheque for £13,887.28 to Peterborough City Hospital in honour of a friend battling breast cancer.

Prince Harry meets runners taking part in the London Marathon for mental health charity Heads Together.  Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Mental health initiative backed by Lincolnshire Police and young royals

Lincolnshire Police has followed a royal lead in backing a ground-breaking campaign encouraging people to be open about mental health.

Neil Wood, Kieran McFarlane (back third and fourth right) and members of Bourne under-17s rugby team who have entered the Peterborough 5k Inflatable Fun Run for charity.  Photo by Hannah Clark.

Bourne rugby youngsters in inflatable fun run for crash survivor

Young sportsmen from Bourne are ready for a team game with a difference to raise money for a father-of-two seriously injured in a road crash.

Stuart Morgan and his wife on holiday in Rome.

Uffington man’s call for women to be aware of ovarian cancer

A bereaved husband has put out an appeal to women to visit their GP if they display any symptoms of ovarian cancer after the devastating illness claimed the life of his wife.

Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council.  Photo supplied.

Have your say on developing health services in Lincolnshire

Health and social care organisations across Lincolnshire are looking for people’s views own how to change and improve services in the county.

Governors for the NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are meeting at the Eventus Centre, Northfield Industrial Estate, Market Deeping, on Thursday at 1.30pm.  Photo supplied.

GP group meet in Market Deeping to discuss health services in south Lincolnshire

Patients and the public can find out how South Holland, the Deepings and Bourne are served in terms of healthcare at a meeting next week.

A pharmacist behind the counter serving a woman as part of NHS England in Lincolnshire's Dont Let Minor Illness Become A Major Problem campaign. 

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Take precautions to stop winter flu bugs

Families in South Holland and the Deepings are being told to make the most of NHS services available to them, rather than catch winter illnesses.

Health news

Raising awareness during British Heart Foundation’s National Heart Month

South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is backing the British Heart Foundation’s National Heart Month, this February.

Health news

Peterborough City Hospital praised for breast feeding support

Maternity staff at Peterborough City Hospital have celebrated their reaccreditation from the Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative.

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