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Is Breast Best?

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.

Governing Body Meeting

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.

Heat Wave Warnings in Lincolnshire

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.

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.