NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group to commission a new patient transport service

NHS North Lincolnshire CCG is to commission a new patient transport service. Thames Ambulance Service Ltd (TASL) began providing non-emergency patient transport (PTS) in North Lincolnshire in October 2016 and the CCG has been working closely with them for a number of months to address ongoing performance issues. The Care Quality Commission has [...] Read more

Have your healthcare needs covered this Easter holiday and know where to get treatment should you need it.

We all want to enjoy the long Easter weekend with family and friends and we need to be prepared for any unexpected injuries or illnesses that could alter our plans, by having a well stocked medicine cabinet and first aid kit. To help you cope with those minor ailments and manage any long term conditions you need to make sure you have the medicine [...] Read more

Free Cancer Champion Training, Monday 19th March

PLACES are still available on the next Cancer Champions course being held at Ongo Headquarters, Meridian House, Normanby Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 8QZ on Monday 19th March 2018. It runs from 10am to 2pm. The training is free and a complimentary lunch is provided. Cancer Champions training is intended for members of the public – you do not have to [...] Read more

Local hospitals continue to experience winter pressures

Hospitals in Scunthorpe and Grimsby continue to operate under extreme pressure and the local community is being asked to help by: Choosing the most appropriate NHS service, which is not always A&E Refraining from visiting hospital if they are suffering with diarrhoea and/or vomiting until they have been without symptoms for at least 48 hours. [...] Read more

Suffering a winter illness? Treat yourself better!

During the winter months illnesses such as colds, flu and stomach upsets can affect many people resulting in GP surgeries across the country being very busy and experiencing a reported 40% increase in visits in recent weeks. Often a large proportion of people do not need to see a GP for these winter ailments and the symptoms you and your family [...] Read more

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