NHS Trust Board Meeting - January 28

The first Board meeting of 2014 at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) will take place on Tuesday, January 28.

The monthly meeting will start at 1pm in the Royal Oak Boardroom at the trust's headquarters at Bridge House, The Point, Sleaford, NG34 8GG.

Items on the agenda this month include a patient story relating to the trust's lymphoedema service and updates on performance and finance.

Dr Don White, Chairman of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: "Our monthly Board meetings provide the public with an opportunity to find out more about the organisation, the services we provide and how well we are performing. The public are very welcome to attend and listen to the discussions."

LCHS runs services at four community hospitals in Spalding, Skegness, Gainsborough and Louth, while specialist nurses and teams of therapists work to keep people out of hospital, or get them home sooner.

Infant feeding co-ordinators, health visitors and school nursing teams work in the community to keep children healthy.

GP out of hours services, Lincoln's Walk In Centre, Peterborough Minor Illness and Injury Unit, and five community practices provide primary healthcare to patients.

LCHS also has the Phoenix Stop Smoking Service and sexual health services to provide advice, information and treatment to improve people's health.