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Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fatal
Emergency services were called to Derwent Street off
Carholme Road in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Two people managed to escape the building but the body
A Lincolnshire council is calling on the government to offer extra
money to GPs who come to work in rural areas, where it's hard
In Gainsborough in particular, surgeries have been struggling
to replace doctors who've left or retired.
When it comes to treating illness, GPs are in the front line.
But in some parts of Lincolnshire, that front line is starting
In Gainsborough, there are only six full-time GPs,
when there should be ten, making it difficult
Last time I needed to see the doctor, I couldn't get
in so I ended up in the minor injuries department instead.
By the time it comes to your appointment,
three or four weeks later, even longer sometimes,
But district councillors have come up with a solution.
They want the Government to offer extra payments to GPs
who move to work here, a so-called "rural weighting".
I know locally in Lincolnshire we offered a ?20,000 handshake
to recruit trainees and, for the first time,
Gainsborough's MP is backing the plan.
We already have the concept of London weighting and I think such
is the crisis in GP recruitment that we should have a rural
weighting also for doctors to try to encourage them to come
There are 360 GPs in Lincolnshire, but the county should have 420.
A salaried GP earns between ?55,000 and ?84,000 a year.
That's more than double Lincolnshire's average
He says it'll take more than cash incentives alone
If anything, Lincolnshire GPs on average tend to earn better
So, I'm not convinced that money is the whole story here.
In the next few weeks, the NHS is bringing in 25 doctors
recruited from mainland Europe to fill vacanies
But that alone won't solve the recruitment problem,
so initiatives like "rural weighting" could end up
A Conservative MP has described the extra money being offered
to councils to pay for social care as "putting a plaster
The government is allowing local authorities to raise council
tax by an extra three per cent this year to pay for the increasing cost
of caring for elderly and vulnerable people.
But Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers says he's worried it's not enough.
People expect higher standards now, changes in society mean the elderly
no longer stay with their families or extended families during the end
in their dying years. It is a major issue and it is the biggest issue in
cost terms that governments over the next decade or two will face.
A boat built in Hull will soon be become a medical lifeline
The twenty five thousand pound Wilberforce One
will help take doctors, nurses and medical supplie,
along the Volta River and work like a floating clinic.
The boat's been paid for by Rotary Clubs
Championship leaders Brighton and Hove Albion.
In today's football, Hull City were knocked out
Marco Silva made seven changes from the side that beat
Manchester United on Thursday, but they were unable to overcome
Evandro scored his first goal for the Tigers,
but Hernandez missed two penalties in a minute as the home team
And tomorrow night Lincoln City are in the draw for the fifth
round of the competition, after beating Brighton
Hello, the majority of the drizzle is making it out dashed way out. A
couple of showers may pep up but low cloud and mist and murk and patchy
fog. Overnight temperatures in towns and cities around three or 4 degrees
but ruefully lower. A cloudy, uninspiring start the day but the
fog will be patchy and will lift into low cloud. Some brightness in
the afternoon and temperatures around seven Celsius. We are back
from 6:25am. Have a good night. Bye-bye.
Good evening. Very soggy down south today. A wash-out of the day for
some of us. Scotland, northern parts of England, had sunshine. It's going
to be cold. Already is. This is what is heading our way for the week
ahead. We need our brollies out and it'll turn Wendy later in the week.
The rain is clearing. I wouldn't say necessarily particularly drying out
after this rain band boost towards the east, it'll stay damp but cloudy
and murky in the north. Maybe freezing fog in places. It will be
cold in the glands of Scotland. It could be down to -10 degrees, it's
already about -5 or 6 degrees right now. Monday we've got another band
of rain heading our way. Most of the West Country, Wales, spots into
Northern Ireland. Most of southern England overcast with some rain.
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