Our main challenges

The health challenges in our area include:

A larger population - more people are expected to be living longer and the number of people aged 75 and over, is expected to more than double in size

Heart disease - despite a 40% fall in the number of deaths from coronary heart disease in Lincolnshire in the last 12 years, heart disease continues to be a key cause of premature deaths

Stroke - 2% of Lincolnshire’s population live with the consequences of stroke, and older people are more at risk of strokes

Cancer - causes one in four deaths in Lincolnshire, yet two thirds of cancers are potentially preventable

Diabetes - there are more people living with diabetes in Lincolnshire as many people are not diagnosed. Age and living in a poorer are two key factors. People with diabetes are also at an increased risk of having a stroke and dying from heart disease