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


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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.


Looks like some


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