Ex-serviceman’s anger at lack of NHS dental places

A pensioner who spent years serving his queen and country is angry after being told he can’t see an NHS dentist for emergency treatment – but could be seen in a few days if he paid for private treatment.

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Healthwatch Lincolnshire wants to hear from you about your experiences of children and adolescent mental health services (known as CAMHS) in Lincolnshire.  Photo supplied.

New survey on youth mental health services in Lincolnshire

Healthwatch Lincolnshire want to hear from families in South Holland about their experiences of the children and teenage mental health services.

Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council.  Photo supplied.

Have your say on developing health services in Lincolnshire

Health and social care organisations across Lincolnshire are looking for people’s views own how to change and improve services in the county.

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Eating Disorders.

Patricia’s battle with eating disorders

AQuadring woman who valiantly overcame an eating disorder has courageously spoken for the first time about her painful story in the hope it can help change the lives of other sufferers.

REpresentatives of Cedar Falls Care Home receive their award from  Jo Page of NatWest.

Spalding care home honoured

Cedar Falls Care Home in Spalding was honoured at the recent Lincolnshire Care Awards.

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Look Good Feel Better workshop.

Make-up master classes for female cancer patients

A call has been made for women to join a skincare and make-up workshop in Spalding for those struggling with the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

Church Walk Surgery in Pinchbeck, the neighbouring Regency Salon (left) and the driveway between the two premises.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG020317-120TW.

Parking dispute threatens Pinchbeck surgery expansion plan

A row over parking rights threatens to derail plans to extend a doctor’s surgery in Pinchbeck.

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MND CHARTER: Hannah Harris (second left) with Couns Angela Newton, Martin Trollope-Bellew (chairman of Lincolnshire County Council), Andrew Hagues (vice-chairman of Lincolnshire County Council) and Alice Fuller (Campaigns Manager East MND Association).  Photo supplied.

Spalding mum’s heartfelt push in spreading the word on MND

A Spalding mum-of-three is honouring her dad’s memory by raising awareness of the condition which ended his life.

CHANGE OF HEART: Spalding estate agent Chantilly Milverton is urging clinicians at NHS England to "come to their senses" on plans to move congenital heart services from Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.  Photo supplied.

Tilly wants NHS England ‘change of heart’ on Glenfield

A heart surgery survivor working in Spalding has urged NHS leaders to “come to their senses” over plans which could leave her facing a 200-mile round trip for appointments.

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TAKING P-ART: Artist Phiona Richards (front) at Spalding Library in November 2015 with Transported's arts and marketing coordinator Grace Osborne, Carole Mills, Frances Sabey and Joan Rushton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG181115-112TW.

Spalding art project pays big dividends for health

An arts and mental health project for people in South Holland with depression and anxiety has achieved a threefold increase on its investment, according to a report.

CHANGING HANDS: Dr Garwyn Elias (right) hands over The Lawns Dental Practice in Long Sutton to Dr Petros Mapanda as staff members look on.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG140217-102TW.

Relaying of The Lawns at Long Sutton dental practice

Patients at a Long Sutton dental surgery are adjusting to a gradual changing of hands after 27 years.

FLYING HIGH: Danielle Howlett with tandem skydive instructor Tom Keelan Shorten at Langar Airfield, Nottingham.  Photo supplied.

Spalding mum goes airborne for Macmillan Cancer Support

A Spalding mum’s leap of faith for her grandad is set to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Work has started on the modernisation of Abbeygate Surgery in Crowland.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG170217-120TW.

Eager wait for facelift finally over for Crowland surgery

Work has started on the modernisation of Abbeygate Surgery in Crowland after at least two postponements.

British Heart Foundation

Make some simple changes for your long-term health

DOCTOR CALLING: By Dr Kevin Hill of the South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Peter Bailey is the inspiration for a bake sale to raise money for World Autism Awareness Week which comes to Spalding United Football Club on March 25.  Photo supplied.

Peter plans his great Spalding United charity bake-off

An autistic youngster from Spalding has turned to one of his favourite football teams for support in hosting a bake-off for charity.

"The NHS and social system is at breaking point and the STP process could have offered a chance to deal with some of the problems facing the NHS."  Dr Peter Holden, BMA East Midlands Regional Chairman.

YOUR LETTERS: NHS can’t afford high cost of plans

A British Medical Association investigation into the cost of funding the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) paints a very worrying picture, with at least £9.5 billionn needed in capital funding across the country to successfully deliver it.

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"Its time to stop the slashing, trashing and privatisation of our NHS."  Rodney Sadd of Spalding.

I understand the NHS in England is now embarking on another major organisational upheaval – implementing five-year ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ covering all aspects of our NHS spending.

Your Say
This month is National Heart Month and the British Heart Foundation is calling on the local community to help us stop heart disease in its tracks.

YOUR LETTERS: Join the fight to beat heart disease

Heart disease is heartless.

Every parent wants to know that their child will receive the very best care thats available when they become ill or hurt themselves.  Photo supplied.

Parents urged to choose the right NHS service


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