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Plans submitted for £21 million medical school for University of Lincoln

Plans have been submitted for a brand new, state-of-the-art medical school for the University of Lincoln which would cost a whopping £21 million. The five-storey building will have lecture theatres, laboratories, clinical and prosection anatomy suites equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic tools, and a dedicated science library. The building is scheduled for completion in 2021. Lincoln Medical School will welcome its first 95 students in September 2019. Within a few years, the school will be delivering first class medical training to around 400 students. Initially, undergraduates will be taught in the universities Sarah Swift building. The medical school will be a joint venture between the University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham.

Pioneering matron nominated for Nurse of the Year award in British Journal of Nursing Awards

A pioneering nurse has been nominated for a prestigious award over her dedication to patients from Hartlepool and East Durham. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust haematology/anticoagulation matron, Mercy Cabrega, has been nominated for Oncology Nurse of the Year in the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards. Mercy was nominated by one of her students, who after spending two weeks on the ward, was so inspired by her commitment, hard work and positive influence she had on colleagues. During her 15 years at the trust, Mercy has revolutionised the way bone marrow biopsies are carried out, being the first nurse ever at the trust to lead the procedure. She has since trained other nursing staff to do the same, improving outcomes for patients by reducing waiting times.

New tax on over-40’s being considered to fund social care

A new tax being considered by ministers as a way to fund social care could raise up to £15bn a year, according to a new report. The proposal would see a 2.5 per cent levy applied to the earnings of people over the age of 40, similar to the model used in Germany. The revenue generated by the new tax would go into a ring-fenced pot used to fund social care. Research carried out by pensions and risk consultancy Hymans Robertson suggested the German-style system could raise half of the money needed to plug the £30bn-a-year gap in social care funding the UK is facing by 2031.

New Lincoln care home with cinema and salon opens next year

A new 72-bed care home is set to open next year in Lincoln and owners are asking locals to come up with its name. The home is being built by Tanglewood Care Homes on Long Leys Road in Lincoln and will open its doors to new residents in February 2019. Between 50-60 new jobs will be also be created alongside the completion of the home. Work started in December 2017 on the home which will have a large, secure, landscaped garden as well as a cafe, cinema, tavern, hair salon and lounges. Tanglewood Care Homes already runs five other care homes – Hunters Creek in Boston, Cedar Falls in Spalding, Tanglewood in Horncastle, Toray Pines in Coningsby and Sandpiper in Alford.

Over 3,000 more midwifery training places offered

More than 3,000 places on midwifery training courses are to be created over the next four years in England as part of plans to meet NHS staffing demands. The government has announced a 25% boost in training places, which it said amounted to the “largest ever” increase in NHS midwives and maternity staff. It follows a similar plan for nurses which was announced last year. The Royal College of Midwives welcomed the move but said training more midwives was only half of the problem. The plan needs investment and time to make it work, the RCM added. An extra 650 midwifery training places will be created next year, followed by 1,000 new places for the three subsequent years.

Woman celebrating 100th birthday claims secret to long life is a glass of Guinness

A woman who celebrated her 100th birthday recently has put her lasting health down to drinking Guinness. Doris Olive Netting of Plymouth says she drank a glass of the Irish stout every day for almost 70 years. She claims it is the reason she has lived to see her centenary. Her granddaughter, Tammy Netting, said “She absolutely loves Guinness, she’s had a bottle a day since the war. She refuses to go a day without drinking it.”

2018 StaffAid Care Leadership Award

For the second year running we are proud to sponsor the annual Lincolnshire Care Awards. The 2018 StaffAid Care Leadership Award will be awarded to an individual in a residential care setting who can demonstrate leadership that leads to improved quality of life for the users of their service. They could be a supervisor, senior care worker, team leader, ICare Ambassador, manager or anyone demonstrating outstanding leadership skills. Nick Carroll, StaffAid owner, said ‘it is an absolute pleasure to once again support LinCA by sponsoring one of their awards. I am also privileged to be one of the judges again. Last year was a great event and hearing some of the inspirational stories from nominees was very moving’.

The awards evening will take place on February 28th 2019 at the County Assembly Rooms, Lincoln.

National award for 92-year-old who takes wife dinner at her care home

Devoted 92-year-old Albert Dooley visits his wife Doreen twice a day at her care home and takes her dinner every evening. Doreen, also 92, suffers from dementia and is a permanent resident at Morton Grange care home, near Alfreton. Now his devotion has been recognised with a top national award, which was presented by Radio 2 star Jeremy Vine. Albert said: “I come here twice a day, seven days a week. Once in the morning and once in the evening to bring her dinner. Doreen does respond to me sometimes too, which I think is down to the fact that I come over so much so she recognises me. I also come to read out the bingo every week. I do it because I enjoy doing it, I have my own bingo machine and it breaks the monotony of people’s days. It’s also good for your brain and makes you think.” Albert has been married to Doreen for 67 years and said “I’ve had an absolutely wonderful marriage”.

NMC email glitch may have fuelled hundreds of registration lapses

Hundreds of nurses and midwives may have let their registration lapse accidentally because the Nursing and Midwifery Council failed to send out a final reminder. The problem was revealed in the latest annual performance report on the nursing regulator that shows many nurses then had to wait up to a month or more to re-register. It occurred in the wake of changes to the annual renewal process in November 2015, which saw nurses and midwives who failed to pay their fee on time automatically removed from the register and required to submit a completely new application. Previously, there had been a grace period where registrants could quickly get back on the register without submitting a full application by simply paying the outstanding fee. However, today’s report from the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) suggests many may have fallen foul of the new system, because a final reminder email was not sent.

NHS 10p coin launched for 70th birthday

This year the NHS turns 70 and, to mark this major milestone, The Royal Mint has launched a NHS 10p coin. The coin forms part of an A-Z of what makes Britain great with the world famous NHS being ‘N’. The NHS 10p coin is a perfect way to celebrate the birthday, reminding people about the vital role the service plays in our lives and recognising the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are always there to greet, advise and care for us. Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer said: “As we celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS, we are delighted to be a part of this special collection of coins, celebrating what makes Britain great. The NHS is loved and valued by the nation and we want the country to take part in this fantastic coin hunt, and recognise our dedicated NHS staff of whom we are all so proud.”

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