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Accident and Emergency Departments

A&E departments assess and treat patients with serious injuries or illnesses.  Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for life-threatening emergencies, such as: Loss of consciousness; Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping; Persistent, severe chest pain; Breathing difficulties; Severe bleeding that…

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)

Lincolnshire is covered by four NHS clinical commissioning groups (known as CCGs). A CCG brings together local GP practices as members of the organisation and, alongside other NHS workers, it plans and helps to shape local health services for the people who are registered as…

Dentists

1. Health 2. Dentists 3. Search for Dentists Everyone should be able to access good-quality NHS dental services.  There is no need to register with a dentist.  Simply find a practice that's convenient for you, whether it's near your home or work, and phone them…

GP Surgeries

1. Health 2. GP Surgeries 3. Search for GP Surgeries 2. What do General Practitioners (GP) do?  GPs usually work in practices as part of a team, which includes nurses, health care assistants, practice managers, receptionists and other staff.  Practices also work with other health…

Health Visitors, The Early Years

About the Service The Health Visiting service provides advice, information and help to parents and their new baby from pre-birth to their first year at school.  It is provided in Lincolnshire by Lincolnshire County Council as part of the Children's Health Service 0-19. Health Visitors…

Help with Health Costs

Your child can get information on help with health costs (prescriptions, sight tests, NHS dental treatment) on the Direct Gov website. They will also be able to get free prescriptions, NHS dental treatment and free sight tests if they get: Income Support Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance Income-related Employment and…

Looking after your children's teeth - advice from a dentist

Looking after you children's teeth is one of the most important things you can do in relation to their health and wellbeing. Unhappy teeth can lead to so many other issues in later life so its key that you know how to promote good oral…

Personal Health Budgets

What is a Personal Health Budget? A personal health budget is an amount of money that can be used to support your health, medical and wellbeing needs, and is agreed between yourself or a representative of your choice and your local NHS Team. This is…

Pharmacies

Pharmacists play a key role in providing quality healthcare.  They are experts in medicines and will use their clinical expertise, together with their practical knowledge, to ensure the safe supply and use of medicines by the public. A pharmacist has to be registered with the…
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