Migraine Awareness Week

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Migraines affect 8 million people in the UK and the World Health Organisation has rated it among the most disabling lifetime conditions. But it’s still very much a misunderstood condition, which at its worst can leave people incapacitated for 24 hours – with sufferers often reporting they have to lie down in a darkened room for two or three hours.

Bites and stings

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Insect bites and stings are most common during the warmer summer months - they usually only cause minor irritation and clear up in a day.  In the UK you might be bitten by midges, mosquitoes, fleas, bedbugs, spiders, mites or ticks or stung by bees, wasps and hornets.

Public invited to Governing Body meeting

Patients and the public are invited to the next Governing Body Meeting in public of NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which takes place on Thursday, 26 July 2018, from 2.30pm at the Hardwicke Suite, Eventus, Sunderland Road, Northfields Industrial Estate, Market Deeping PE6 8FD.

We are moving

South and South West Lincolnshire CCGs will be moving from 1 August 2018 to their new headquarters which will be situated at:

Bridge House
The Point
Lions Way
NG34 8GG

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.