Referrals into local services can be found here

Carers FIRST

Carers FIRST: Refer an adult for Cares FIRST support

Community Care Coordinators 

Our Community Care Coordinators work in partnership with local groups and organisations and link closely to Neighbourhood Working Teams and Primary Care Networks to make sure that people living with cancer are able to access support that is right for them in the place that they live.

Refer to our CCC’s:

LCHS Post-COVID Rehab Service

The LCHS Post Covid Rehab service is for people experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 for 4 weeks or more from the initial onset of infection, whose presentations cannot be better explained or better treated by any other explanation. As Post-COVID-19 syndrome may be considered before 4 weeks, it is possible for referrals to be accepted as early as four weeks from initial infection, although the possibility of an alternative underlying disease need to have been fully assessed.

People accessing the service must be medically fit and stable to engage in a rehab programme and able to safely engage in an exercise programme with no contraindications. 

Please consult the checklist below before referring your patient to the service:

  • Is your patient experiencing ongoing symptoms beyond the initial acute infection period?
  • Have other possible medical diagnoses and pre-existing medical conditions been investigated and excluded as the cause of these current symptoms?
  • Is the patient medically fit and stable for rehabilitation?
  • Are there no contraindications to this patient participating in an exercise programme?

Referral into the service is via the form on SystmOne “Post COVID-19 Rehab Service Referral Form Version KK5”.  The form is available on Ardens and an EMIS compatible version is available.  

Referral form 

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a leading cancer support charity aimed at boosting the physical and emotional wellbeing of people living with cancer.

Free Wellbeing Workshops
We offer free skincare and make-up workshops for women living with or beyond cancer. 
The workshops run 11am-1pm on the first Wednesday of every month at the Lincoln Hotel, Eastgate, Lincoln, LN2 1PN


For more information go to  
To book a place call Claire Fowler on: 01522 572350

Mental Health Matters

Contact 0800 001 4331 to speak to a support worker. 

Neighbourhood Teams

‘Neighbourhood working’ has been developed to provide a collaborative approach to delivering local services and joined up support for people locally.  This includes involvement from health (NHS, your doctor) social care, voluntary organisations and charities. This ensures everyone will work together to find solutions to health and wellbeing challenges in Lincolnshire. 

Neighbourhood working is about working together with each individual person, to identify who and what matters to them, and recognising in partnership what could be done to help keep local people safe, well and happy in their own homes.  Consent will always be requested before discussing and exploring each person’s individual requirements. 

Neighbourhood Team flyer

What it means for Lincolnshire
This is a new and exciting way of working and the ‘joined up approach’ is already making a positive difference for local people.
For us in Lincolnshire, it was important that we approached this in a way that meant something for our local population and communities.  The challenges that residents face accessing services may be different if you live on the coast than if you lived in a more urban area like Grantham or Boston.
With this in mind, we split the county into areas based around our population and this is the term we refer to as ‘Neighbourhoods’.

There are ten neighbourhoods across Lincolnshire and this is where the neighbourhood working is focussed for that community.  The neighbourhoods can be found on the map below.

Nomination Forms

East Lindsey NHT Nomination Form
Skegness and Coast NHT Nomination Form
Boston Nomination Form
South Lincolnshire Nomination Form
Stamford Nomination Form
South West NHT Nomination Form
Lincoln South and Gainsborough NHT Nomination Form
Lincoln North and City South Nomination Form

Pelvic Late Effects Service

What is within the scope of the PLE Service?

  • Will see patients from 6 months post Radiotherapy who had their treatment as an adult (18+).
  • There will be a 3 month follow-up apt after the initial consultation
  • Full history and assessment including use of LENT SOMA (Late Effects of Normal Tissue score), Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) & Patient Activation Measure (PAM) score.
  • Give information and advise as well as organising investigations and medication as needed to support to manage bladder and bowel changes, fatigue, sexual issues, psychological issues, Lymphodema.
  • Refer to Oncologists and colleagues along with other services as needed and  for more complex cases
  • Update GP’s and Oncologists via letters on  Care portal/System One/EMIS

What Will the Pelvic Late Effects Service Deliver?

  • A holistic information and support service to listen, explain, investigate and advise on care/support/adjustment (physical and psychosocial) post treatment and where necessary refer on to other Specialist services. 
  • A ‘one stop shop’ rather than multiple unnecessary appointments and investigations

Refer Into Service

To refer into the service contact: Jane Hall  - Advanced Practitioner for Late Effects


Or call: 07840841945

Social Prescribing

Social prescribing is a way of enabling people to make positive changes in their lives and within their communities by linking people to activities, voluntary and community groups and public services.

These activities can help them to:

  • feel more involved in their community
  • meet new people
  • make some changes to improve their health and wellbeing

Refer to Voluntary Centre Services

Gainsborough: 01427 613 470
Lincoln: 01522 551683
North Kesteven: 01529 308450



Refer to Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service 

Contact: 01205 314479


Referral Form

St Barnabas

St Barnabas Hospice provides free, palliative care to adults aged 18 and over in Lincolnshire who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal illness.

The Palliative Care Co-ordination Centre (PCCC) is where patient referrals can be made. It is also available to Health Professionals, carers, patients and their families who need advice and support regarding end-of-life care.
The Palliative Care Co-ordination Centre is open 365 days a year. Operating from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Weekends and Bank Holidays.

Healthcare professionals can refer patient to St Barnabas by calling the PCCC team on 0300 020 0694 once they have obtained consent. If a referral is declined, this will be communicated directly back to the person who made the referral.
Calls are initially taken by the administration team who will forward the referral to the relevant team. The clinician may need to contact you for further details.

Criteria for referral:

Registered with a Lincolnshire GP

Aged 18 years or over

Diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal illness

When referring, please include a detailed account of the patient, their symptoms, the complex symptom or situation, how they are manifesting, the impact of the symptoms on their life and what is currently not being managed due to these symptoms.

The PCCC also offers the following services:

St Barnabas Community Service referrals

Referrals for packages of care for those in receipt of health funding

Initial referral taken for pre and post bereavement support

Equipment recall following the death of a patient

For more information or to make a referral call the PCCC on 0300 020 0694

St Barnabas Inpatient Unit

When referring a patient into the IPU a form will need to be completed and returned to St Barnabas inpatient unit.

Use secure email at or by uploading to SystmOne and tasking ‘IPU referrals’ to notify the team of the referral. If the form is uploaded to SystmOne, please ensure a share is in place so it can be accessed by the hospice.

Please telephone for urgent referrals: 01522 511566
Referrals are triaged at 9am & 2pm Monday - Friday. The referrer will then be contacted directly.

Referral form


steps2change provides talking therapies for people 16 years and older experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, stress, and offers help with issues like bereavement or the impact of a traumatic event.

If you feel that you would like to access talking therapies you don't need to make an appointment with your GP or healthcare professional. You can self-refer to our service by:

Completing an online self-referral form

Filling in a self-referral form and emailing back to SPA - 
Calling our Single Point of Access on 0303 123 4000 to request a form

If you are under the age of 16 please visit our young people's website or call Lincolnshire Here4You line on 0800 234 6342 for advice and/or self-referral to our children and young people mental health/emotional wellbeing services.  

Please note that steps2change Lincolnshire is for mild to moderate mental health problems and cannot provide an urgent/emergency service.  If you feel you are at risk of harming yourself, or someone else please contact your GP, attend the nearest A&E department or call 999 as a matter of urgency.

steps2change Long-Term Conditions Service - Lincoln

Lincoln S2C Long Term conditions service (LTC) is a dynamic service which provides support for adults diagnosed with a Long Term health condition (LTC) or Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression.

Living with a  long term health condition can be very frightening and we know that a Persons physical and Mental health are intrinsically linked, there is clear evidence that the presence of LTC’s or MUS increase the risk of Mental Health problems and vice versa.

Long Term Health conditions we work with:


  • Heart Failure
  • Angina
  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Heart disease.
  • Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Valve disease.
  • Cardiomyopathy.
  • Myocardial Infarction.


  • Type 1
  • Type 2.


  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Disease.
  • Bronchiectasis.

Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Chronic Pain (MSK Related Issues)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Fibromyalgia/ME. (Myalgic encephalomyelitis)
  • Tinnitus/Vertigo.

Musculoskeletal (MSK)

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back/Neck Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis


  • Breast Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Upper GI Cancers
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Blood Cancers
  • Skin Cancers
  • Chemotherapy Referrals
  • Urinary Cancers.
  • Colo – rectal Cancers.


  • Ischaemic Stroke
  • Haemorrhagic Stroke
  • Trans Ischaemic attacks (TIA’s)

Autoimmune Diseases

  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Thyroid disorders 

Long Covid

Neurological disorders

  • FND
  • Epilepsy.
  • Cerebral Palsy.

What treatment do we offer

Lincoln S2C LTC service offers CBT which is delivered by trained CBT therapists that is delivered at both Low and High intensity – CBT looks at the way we think and behave and how this impacts on the way we feel. We also provide Counselling which focuses on emotional issues and have specialist employment advisors that can support with any employment issues. We offer these therapies in many different forms, Face to face within healthcare settings, Digital and telephone and we aim to work as closely as possible with physical healthcare teams to provide a fully integrated model of care.

Treatment adaptations

We will adapt therapy where necessary to account for peoples individual needs, we will also adapt session lengths, add breaks to sessions if necessary. We can also offer adaptations to number of sessions and will be flexible with the cancellation policy/DNA policy if physical healthcare appointments clash and treatments mean sessions need to be rearranged.

We will also offer joint appointments with physical healthcare teams to integrate care fully and to provide joined up working. We will also offer home visits if people are housebound due to their physical health condition.

How to refer to Lincoln S2C LTC service

If you feel that you would like to access talking therapies, you don't need to make an appointment with your GP or healthcare professional. You can self-refer to the service by:


If you are under the age of 16 please visit the young people's website or call Lincolnshire Here4You line on 0800 234 6342 for advice and/or self-referral to the children and young people mental health/emotional wellbeing services.  

Please note that steps2change Lincolnshire is for mild to moderate mental health problems and cannot provide an urgent/emergency service.  If you feel you are at risk of harming yourself, or someone else please contact your GP, attend the nearest A&E department or call 999 as a matter of urgency.

Call the NHS emergency number 111 if:

  • You need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
  • You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • You don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
  • You need health information or reassurance about what to do next


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