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.
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.