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Health and care services in Lincolnshire are changing

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Residents interested in sharing their views on future plans for health and care services in Lincolnshire are encouraged to attend one of nine events taking place across the county throughout July.

The events will be an opportunity to discuss a range of topics with senior health and care leaders, that will feed into plans to transform and improve services to meet the needs of current residents and future generations.

Deepings Practice to celebrate NHS70

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A local GP practice will be celebrating the NHS’s 70th birthday on Thursday 5 July, by holding an open event for its patients.

The Deepings Practice on Godsey Lane, Market Deeping, will be encouraging its staff and patients to join in its celebrations on Thursday, as it marks the 70th birthday of the NHS.

Raise a cuppa for your local NHS

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To help honour the NHS turning 70 this year, many organisations will be helping to celebrate with a cup of tea and possibly a slice of cake.

But this will be more than just a regular brew. On and around 5th July, people up and down the country will get together to raise a cuppa to our beloved NHS and raise funds for NHS charities. As part of the NHS Big 7Tea you can invite your friends round for a cuppa, brew up for your family, crack open the staff room tea bags, or commandeer the local village hall. You could raise money for your local NHS charity helping your local hospital, community services or mental health teams.

Hereward Group Practice rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Commission

Following inspections carried out in February and March 2018, Hereward Group Practice has retained its ‘Good’ rating awarded by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC’s inspectors found that the Bourne-based practice, which provides primary medical care services to its registered list of 12,600 patients, continues to provide high quality, safe, caring and effective care to its patients.

New learning disability experts by experience helping to transform local health services

 Three of the new experts by experience in learning disability services at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Six adults with a learning disability are helping to transform the care for others in Lincolnshire, as part of a new paid role in local health services.

The new experts by experience have been recruited by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) to help raise awareness and understanding of learning disabilities and how simple changes can make a big difference when people need to access local health services.

Smear Tests Save Lives

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“Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35. Sadly Over 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 890 women lose their lives every year. Cervical cancer is not thought to be hereditary. In 99.7% of cases, cervical cancers are caused by persistent infections with a virus called high-risk Human papilloma virus. The good news is Cervical screening can prevent up to 75 per cent of cervical cancers from developing . Of course, the faster something is detected, the better the outlook can be.

CCG backs Men’s Health Week

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South Lincolnshire CCG has added its support to Men’s Health Week, which this year takes place between 11 – 17 June and will focus on men and diabetes.

The fact is men are more likely to get diabetes and more likely to suffer complications as a result of diabetes.  In addition, they are also more likely to face amputation as a result of diabetes.  And men are more likely to die from diabetes.

Public invited to Governing Body

Patients and the public are invited to the next Governing Body Meeting in public of NHS South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which will take place on Wednesday, 23 May 2018, from 11am in the Witham Room, South Kesteven District Council, St Peters Hill, Grantham NG31 6PZ.