Hundreds receiving the best treatment for stroke at Scunthorpe hospital

In the wake of the national Stroke Association warning of the rise in working-age men and women falling victim to the condition, we re-visit how the centralisation of hyperacute stroke services at Scunthorpe General Hospital is helping patients in North and North East Lincolnshire and hear from one man near Caistor who has written a book about his [...] Read more

Living Better with Diabetes

Being diagnosed with a serious long term health condition can make anyone feel worried and isolated. However, people living with diabetes in North East Lincolnshire are keen to show others that they’re not on their own. Members of the recently formed NEL Diabetes Support Group are encouraging people to find out more about the condition and what [...] Read more

A year in health and social care - North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group publishes its Annual Report for 2014/15

North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2014/15 today. 2014/15 has been another year where all NHS & Adult Social Care organisations have had to work hard to make considerable savings while planning for the future and delivering better care than ever before. The CCG saved [...] Read more

North East Lincolnshire Medics Target Utrecht

North East Lincolnshire medics are to visit The Netherlands next month hoping to encourage Dutch doctors to take up exciting opportunities in our area. The local NHS is offering a limited number of supported employment opportunities for newly qualified or experienced GPs seeking a new working environment or who wish to enhance their careers. A [...] Read more

Tea and Cake with Luke Clements

If you are a carer under 25 then you should come along to Grimsby town hall on Tuesday 2 June between 5:30 pm and 6pm and listen to Professor Luke Clements who has written a number of books on the rights of disabled people and their carers. Luke was also Special Advisor to the Parliamentary Committee, which scrutinised the Bill that became the [...] Read more

Leaving Hospital in the know and on the mend

While most people are very relieved to go home after a stay in hospital, it can still be a worrying time for the patient and their family or carers. The early days of recovery after an illness or accident are extremely important. Having access to the right information, advice and support can help people feel like themselves again more quickly and [...] Read more

Helping Poorly Youngsters Feel Better at Home

A new seven day a week children’s nursing team has been created in North East Lincolnshire to help children, including those with long term health conditions, stay out of hospital. Many children with chronic health problems, such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, spend a lot of time in hospital which can be distressing for them and their families. [...] Read more

Don’t get caught out this Bank Holiday

Whatever the weather NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is sure you would rather spend your Spring Bank Holiday relaxing and having fun, so don’t get caught short when it comes to your medication. Dr Pathak Clinical Lead, North East Lincolnshire CCG said: “If you are on repeat medication then we strongly recommend you [...] Read more

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