Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long there are health risks. However, you can avoid feeling uncomfortable or unwell by making sure you are prepared for summer.
Whether you’re going on holiday or simply spending time outdoors in the sun, high temperatures and close humidity can affect your health if you have a long term condition, such as diabetes.
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.
With the August bank holiday approaching on Monday 29 August, South West Lincolnshire CCG is reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.
With the countdown to the Olympic Games, you may be inspired to take up a new sport or leisure activity. But South West Lincolnshire CCG is warning people to take a few simple steps to avoid a sprain or strain.
Vaccinations are an important step in protecting your child against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases. Vaccinations are quick, safe and extremely effective.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the quality of care provided by Long Bennington Medical Centre as ‘good’ following a recent inspection. The practice which operates in Long Bennington provides primary medical care services to approximately 5,800 registered patients.
Globally, less than 40 per cent of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed. That’s why adequate breastfeeding counselling and support are essential for new mums which is why South West Lincolnshire CCG is promoting the message that breast really is best for new-borns.
Patients across Lincolnshire are set to benefit as the first wave of an eagerly-anticipated Healthier You: NHS diabetes prevention programme rolls out across the county.
Patients and the public are invited to the next Governing Body Meeting in public of NHS South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which takes place on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 starting at 11.15am in the Witham Room, South Kesteven District Council, Grantham.
With temperatures predicted to continue to rise throughout Lincolnshire over the next few days, and a level 2 heat wave alert issued by the Met Office, it’s important to remember the health dangers associated with a heat wave.