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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.

Dementia Action Week 2018

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In the UK one person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many people feel excluded and face the disease alone.

With this in mind, in 2018 Dementia Awareness Week will be renamed Dementia Action Week and will run between 21–27 May. Locally, the Dementia Action Alliance and South Lincolnshire CCG will be asking people to unite and take actions big and small to make a difference in the lives of people with dementia.

National Nurses Day

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Saturday 12 May 2018 is National Nurses Day, a celebration of nursing in the UK – and internationally - and recognition of the crucial role nurses play.

Held on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, National Nurses Day is an opportunity to recognise and thank all nursing staff for the crucial care and expertise they provide in an increasingly modern and dynamic profession.

Sun Awareness Week

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Eight out of ten people are failing to adequately apply sunscreen before going out in the sun, according to a survey carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists to mark Sun Awareness Week which runs from 14 to 20 May 2018.