GPs across the county have seen a rise in recent years in the number of patients with liver disease, and figures reported in the national media recently show that the number of people dying of liver disease has soared by 450 per cent in 30 years.
It is estimated to cost the NHS between £1.4 and £2.1 billion each year to treat pressure ulcers, which is almost four per cent of total NHS expenditure. But what are pressure ulcers?
South West CCG is holding its Annual Public Meeting on Sept 27th. The Annual Public Meeting is a great opportunity for you to find out more about what the CCG have been working on over the last 12 months, how they have spent their commissioning budget, as well as learning more about their future plans
Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure and, coupled with mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, it is the reason for one in five visits to GPs.
Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, so it’s really important we take the time to look after ourselves, and one of the best things we can do is get the flu jab.
With the summer holidays in full swing many parents will be making the most of the sunshine before the return to nursery, play group or school again.
Health and Care professionals have been working together as part of the LHAC programme to design a new model for Lincolnshire which would enable people to access the right services at the right time now and in the future. We aim to build this on local and national evidence and best practice, based on the experience of professionals, patients, service-users and carers. There are no easy answers to the challenges we face in this sector but we are committed to working to create a health and care system which is sustainable for the future.
As families prepare for their children to start school South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging parents to ensure their children’s vaccinations are up to date. The aim is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunisation to parents, carers and the families of children.
Going on holiday is exciting, with lots of things to plan, but taking certain essential items can help maximise your time in the sun. It may not be top of your planning list alongside passport and tickets, but a visit your local pharmacy before heading off either home or abroad should feature in your preparations.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the quality of care provided by Vine Street Surgery, Grantham as ‘good’ following a recent inspection.
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.