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Hay Fever - Think twice before asking your GP for Antihistamines

Cetirizine and loratadine are the two most widely prescribed antihistamines for hay fever in Lincolnshire with prescribing costs across the county reaching almost £200,000 each year. South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group are asking patients to purchase their own antihistamines rather than asking their GP for a prescription.

Melanoma Diagnosis on the Rise

For the first time in the UK, more than 10,000 people aged 55 and over were diagnosed with malignant melanoma - the most dangerous form of skin cancer - in a single year, according to the latest figures released by Cancer Research UK and as a result South West Lincolnshire CCG is highlighting the signs and symptoms of melanoma.

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

NHS West South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are backing a campaign urging women aged 50 onwards to attend regular screenings for cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which runs from 13 – 19 June, is a campaign by Jo's Trust Cervical Cancer Trust.

Diabetes Week 2016

This Diabetes Week, which takes place from 12 to 18 June 2016, 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.

Carers Week 2016

To coincide with Carers Week 2016, which takes place from 6 to 12 June, GPs in South West Lincolnshire are encouraging local carers to look after themselves as well as the people they care for.

Heart Rhythm Week

Heart Rhythm

During Heart Rhythm Week, June 6 to 12 South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning group is encouraging people aged over 65 to get their pulse rate checked at their local GP practice.