PPG Awareness Week is next week, 19 – 24 June, and aims to promote the role and benefit of PPGs (Patient Participation Groups) to patients, the public and health professionals.
New information about 35 health and wellbeing topics covering a range of areas including mental health, obesity, dementia, housing, major disease and road accidents has now been published and is live on the Lincolnshire Research Observatory website.
This Diabetes Week, which takes place from 11 to 17 June 2017, local GPs are raising awareness of the support available in South West 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 West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning group is encouraging people aged over 65 to get their pulse rate checked at their local GP practice.
NHS South West Lincolnshire CCG is urging people to make sure they choose the most appropriate care particularly over the bank holiday weekend.
South West Lincolnshire CCG has produced a list of tips to help people plan and ensure they receive the most appropriate and timely treatment:
**UPDATED** 14:58 16th May 2017
**UPDATED** 18:58 15th May 2017
Following the ransomware cyber attack that affected NHS organisations in Lincolnshire, the following GP practices are open and able to offer a 'business as usual' service to patients:
**UPDATED** 21:50 14th May 2017
Please read the latest update and advice issued regarding the cyber attack
Important notice for all CCG staff - please share/cascade to colleagues on social media and text as far as possible.
PLEASE DO NOT try to use your computer until instructed to do so.
Updated 23:00 13/05/2017
All NHS organisations in Lincolnshire have been affected by a ransomware cyber attack.
There is no evidence that any patient data has been accessed.