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Number of Cancer Champions in Humber, Coast and Vale passes 3,000 milestone

More than 3,000 people in Humber, Coast and Vale have now completed Cancer Champion training – helping to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage early detection in our local communities. Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance launched the Cancer Champion training sessions in September 2018; and trained its 3,000th Cancer [...]

Do you really want to start the New Year in A&E?

Your health will always be our priority and our teams are working extremely hard to provide emergency care to those who need it. However, our hospitals in Scunthorpe and Grimsby are experiencing very high levels of demand and we’re appealing for anyone who doesn’t need emergency care to consider other options. We also have high numbers of patients [...]

Your Christmas Holiday Healthcare Needs covered this Festive Season

Over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays your GP practice will not be open, but there's still expert advice and treatment available if you or a member of your family becomes ill or injured during the holiday season. If it’s not an emergency but you need urgent health advice then you should contact NHS 111 which is available 24 hours a day, 7 [...]

Support available if you are finding things difficult this Christmas

Christmas can be a wonderful time for many, but for some, it can be a time of immense struggle. Lots of support is available to help people with everything from financial problems to homelessness and mental health. Councillor Margaret Cracknell, portfolio holder for health, wellbeing and adult social care at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: [...]

One year anniversary of the first COVID vaccination clinic in North East Lincolnshire

People in North East Lincolnshire started rolling their sleeves up in the fight against COVID a year ago today. Now the public is being urged to pull together once more to shield our most vulnerable from the looming threat of the Omicron variant of the virus. Approximately 300,000 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in North East [...]

Please be patient if the COVID booster programme impacts on a routine appointment

Due to the rollout of the massive COVID booster programme, some routine primary care appointments will potentially be delayed. Patients will be notified by their GP practice if this affects them. Unless your practice tells you otherwise, please do continue to attend booked appointments at your practice. This is especially important if you are [...]

Get your jabs as soon as you can’ urges local health chief as England enters COVID Plan B

Cases of COVID in the over 60s across North East Lincolnshire have plummeted by up to 42 per cent in the last two weeks. These latest figures, says the borough’s health chief Geoff Barnes, show that booster jabs are working. And, as cases overall remain worryingly high locally, he urged everyone to get their vaccines and boosters as soon as they [...]

Day Opportunities for Adults in North East Lincolnshire

We are looking at how adult social care day services (this includes Day Centres) are offered in North East Lincolnshire. We want to know what is good, what you would change, and what you would like to see in the future. Day opportunities (Day Services) take place in the community, they offer people the chance to meet up with others and make [...]

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