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

Winter bug? Treat yourself better!

At this time of year, GP surgeries get very busy dealing with common winter ailments and it isn’t always possible for them to see people as quickly as they would like. Winter bugs such as colds, flu and tummy upsets take their toll and GPs across the country have reported a 40% increase in visits in recent weeks. However, most people do not need [...] Read more

Outstanding rating for diabetes care

The quality of diabetes care in North East Lincolnshire has been rated Outstanding by NHS England with the local Clinical Commissioning Group amongst the best in the country. This is the latest very positive assessment for NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG in a number of key clinical priority areas. The CCG has been rated in the past 12 months as [...] Read more

Equality and Diversity in healthcare – the NHS belongs to all

Invitation for community members to attend a practical workshop Do you have a keen interest in local health and care services? Do you believe that fairness and inclusion are important factors in the delivery of health and care services? The CCG and the Hospital Trust is looking for community members to help us ensure all people whatever their [...] Read more

Time to recognise our nurses here in North East Lincolnshire

Please note the deadline for nominations has been extended till 6th February People are being asked to nominate a local nurse for the General Practice Nurse Awards 2018 to provide recognition and thanks for the hard work they undertake in our area. The Patients Choice Award is the chance for people to show their appreciation for a practice nurse [...] Read more

Next Meeting of the NEL CCG Partnership Board

The next meeting of the Partnership Board is taking place at 2.00pm on Thursday 11th January, 2018 at the Social Enterprise Centre, 84 Wellington Street, Grimsby DN32 7DZ. Members of the public are welcome to attend. To access the meeting papers click here To enable the CCG to make any reasonable adjustments to the venue for this meeting, please [...] Read more

Looking After “Future Me”

None of us knows what the future holds but there may come a time when we might need help making important decisions or even need someone to make those decisions for us. If you don’t like the idea of strangers deciding what is right for you, you can appoint someone who knows you well and is a lot more likely to understand what you would want. This [...] Read more

Choosing the right care for you this Christmas

As we all countdown to Christmas, NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG is reminding people what services are available should they need medical treatment and advice over the holidays. Dr Peter Melton, local GP and Clinical Chief Officer for the CCG explained, “If you do need to contact medical services over the holiday, please consider carefully if you [...] Read more

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