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.
You are invited to come along on Thursday 14th July, from 10am – 12:30 to the United Reformed Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford to attend the Headway Lincolnshire Coffee Morning & Awareness Event.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the quality of care provided by Caythorpe and Ancaster Medical Practice, as ‘outstanding’ following a recent inspection.
South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group currently spend £203,000 each year on all prescribed paracetamol and across Lincolnshire the amount is in excess of £1.2m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PPG Awareness Week runs from 6 – 11 June, and aims to promote the role and benefit of PPGs (Patient Participation Groups) to patients, the public and health professionals.
With a bank holiday approaching on Monday 30 May, South West Lincolnshire CCG is taking this opportunity to reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.
South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting Stroke Awareness Month by encouraging residents to adopt a healthy lifestyle such as eating a healthy diet, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderation and not smoking as these can significantly reduce the risk of having a stroke.