The telephone/internet outage has now been resolved and phone lines and systems have been restored to NHS sites across the county. Please bear with us over the next few days as systems and NHS staff will need chance to catch up. Thank you for your patience and thank you to all of our NHS staff too.
Thursday 14 March is World Kidney Day and local GPs are reminding people to know their kidneys. Around 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. Chronic kidney diseases (CKD) cause at least 2.4 million deaths per year and are now the sixth fastest growing cause of death.
Lincolnshire CCGs are raising awareness of the symptoms associated with ovarian cancer during March, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In females in the UK, ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer with around 7,400 new ovarian cancer cases in the UK every year, that's 20 every day (2013-2015).
Lincolnshire CCGs are supporting the first ever national cervical screening campaign, which targets women who are eligible for screening aged between 25 and 64. The campaign has been launched by Public Health England with support from NHS England, and runs from 5 March until 28 April.
Lincolnshire CCGs are once again supporting Salt Awareness Week which runs from Monday 4 March to Sunday 10 March.
Lincolnshire’s NHS has today begun a listening exercise giving residents the chance to get involved in the transformation of the county’s health and care services.
The ‘Healthy Conversation 2019’ is a way for Lincolnshire’s public to share their views on NHS services and for them to be heard and considered as these services are developed for the future.
February is Raynaud's Awareness Month and South West Lincolnshire CCG is helping to raise awareness and understanding of Raynaud's and why it is important that everyone knows the signs and symptoms. Raynaud's is a common condition affecting up to 10 million people in the UK. If you often have cold hands or feet, could you be living with this condition?
During the British Heart Foundation’s National Heart Month, this February, South West Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging people to look after their heart.
In amongst the usual New Year’s messages and resolutions to eat better, do more exercise and lose weight, it can be easy to overlook some of the surprisingly common things that can afflict us and our loved ones, one of which is head lice and nits.
People across Lincolnshire are being urged to use antibiotics responsibly and in moderation ahead of the winter season.
Falls represent more than half of all hospital admissions for accidental injury and can result in serious injury at any time in life, which is why South West Lincolnshire CCG is offering some simple advice to people in order to reduce the risk of falling over.