This Diabetes Week, which takes place from 11 to 17 June 2017, local GPs are raising awareness of the support available in South Lincolnshire, the symptoms to look out for and the things that people can do to reduce their risk of developing the condition.
During Heart Rhythm Week, June 5 to 11 June South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning group is encouraging people aged over 65 to get their pulse rate checked at their local GP practice.
If you need to go to hospital to see a specialist, you have the right to choose which hospital you're referred to by your GP. This legal right lets you choose from any hospital offering a suitable treatment that meets NHS standards and costs. You also have the right to choose which consultant-led team, or clinically appropriate team led by a named healthcare professional, will be in charge of your treatment for your first appointment at the hospital. You will be seen by the consultant or by a doctor who works with the consultant in their team. There are some healthcare services where you cannot make choices and these can be explained by your GP.