29/01/2017 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


29/01/2017

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Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fatal

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Emergency services were called to Derwent Street off

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Carholme Road in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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Two occupants of the house managed to escape the building but the body

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A Lincolnshire council is calling on the Government to offer extra

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money to GPs who come to work in rural areas, where it's hard

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In Gainsborough in particular, surgeries have been struggling

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to replace doctors who've left or retired.

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When it comes to treating illness, GPs are in the front line.

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But in some parts of Lincolnshire, that front line is starting

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In Gainsborough, there are only six full-time GPs,

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when there should be ten, making it difficult

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Last time I needed to see the doctor, I couldn't get

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in so I ended up in the minor injuries department instead.

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By the time it comes to your appointment,

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three or four weeks later, even longer sometimes,

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But district councillors have come up with a solution.

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They want the Government to offer extra payments to GPs

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who move to work here, a so-called "rural weighting".

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I know locally in Lincolnshire we offered a ?20,000 handshake

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to recruit trainees and, for the first time,

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Gainsborough's MP is backing the plan.

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We already have the concept of London weighting and I think such

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is the crisis in GP recruitment that we should have a rural

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weighting also for doctors to try to encourage them to come

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There are 360 GPs in Lincolnshire, but the county should have 420.

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A salaried GP earns between ?55,000 and ?84,000 a year.

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That's more than double Lincolnshire's average

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He says it'll take more than cash incentives alone

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If anything, Lincolnshire GPs on average tend to earn better

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So, I'm not convinced that money is the whole story here.

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In the next few weeks, the NHS is bringing in 25 doctors

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recruited from mainland Europe to fill vacanies

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But that alone won't solve the recruitment problem,

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so initiatives like "rural weighting" could end up

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A Conservative MP has described the extra money being offered

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to councils to pay for social care as "putting a plaster

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The Government is allowing local authorities to raise council

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tax by an extra 3% this year to pay for the increasing cost

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of caring for the elderly and vulnerable people.

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But the Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers says he's

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People do expect higher standards now.

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Changes in society mean that the elderly no longer stay

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with their families, or their extended families

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So it is a major issue and it's the biggest issue, I think,

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certainly in cost terms, that governments over

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the next decade or two are going to have to face.

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A boat built in Hull will soon be providing a medical lifeline

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The ?25,000 Wilberforce One will help

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take doctors and nurses, as well as medical supplies,

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along the Volta River and work like a floating clinic.

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The boat's been paid for by Rotary Clubs

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The hospital's across a river that has crocodiles in and the people

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don't swim and theonly access they have is wooden boats

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There is the canoe they used to use and the boat behind it,

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so hopefully it will work very well out there.

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In today's football, Hull City were knocked out

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Marcol Silva made seven changes from the team who beat

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Manchester United on Thursday, but they were unable to overcome

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Evandro scored his first goal for the Tigers,

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but Hernandez missed two penalties in a minute as the home team

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And Lincoln City's giant-killing run in the FA Cup continues.

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For the first time in more than a century, the Imps

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are in the final 16 of the competition.

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They beat Championship leaders Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1

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Manager Danny Cowley says they had to live up

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It's beyond all of my wildest dreams.

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We watched them queue up, hour after hour,

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felt like day after day, and we shouldered that

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We were all aware of it, all of us, as a management group and players,

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we were aware about how much the fans had committed to be

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here and we wanted to make sure our performance

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And the draw for the next round is tomorrow evening at 7pm.

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Well, a pretty drizzly end to the day.

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We're just seeing a band of something very light and patchy

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Within the next few hours, we will be looking at

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A fair bit of mist and murk and patchy fog and frost

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Temperatures in towns and cities down around 3 or 4 Celsius.

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Rurally, though, under any clearer skies, they will

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So a cloudy, uninspiring start to the working week, I'm afraid.

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There will be some mist, some patchy fog but this will soon

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lift just to a little bit of low cloud.

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We'll see some brightness tomorrow afternoon, a largely dry picture,

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feeling a touch milder with highs of 7 Celsius.

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There was some sunny and cheerful weather across the UK today.

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Scotland and the far north of England, but further south, a rainy,

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ugly picture, and it's still pouring

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