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The Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network

formerly The Lincolnshire Polio Network

Registered Charity No. 1064177
Honorary President: Professor Peter O. Behan, MD, DSc, FACP, FRCP (Lond) (Glas) (1)

About The Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network

We are Polio Survivors (not Doctors) who, after years of stable functioning following recovery from Polio, are experiencing new deterioration. In most cases these problems have been gradual and medically noted (not explained) over the last ten to fifteen years. Until May 1995 we knew nothing about PPS, and then our Secretary heard the term 'old polio' relating, she was told, to breathing problems being experienced by people who had been in iron lungs. In November 1995 she asked a Consultant could Polio be her problem? The answer that she presented the same symptoms as another patient who had had polio as a child, led her to start searching for more information. In February 1996 radio broadcasts and local news items started to bring together Polio Survivors in Lincolnshire. In late July 1996 - having been put in touch with The Leicestershire Post-Polio Network - some of us decided to form The Lincolnshire Polio Network, recently renamed The Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network, to enable us to share information with other networks in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Using our own home computer equipment, and at our own expense initially, we have started to search the world and are amassing large amounts of information.

Joan Headley of G.I.N.I, Gazette International Networking Institute, explains in very clear terms the fundamental principles and practices common to all networks such as ours in an article entitled, appropriately, Networks.

Lincolnshire County Council We occasionally get asked where Lincolnshire is. The Lincolnshire County Council 's web site (left) has a range of information about our county. Although we are listed on their site we currently do not receive any financial support from them in grants or any other form. Lincoln City Council (right) also have an official website with useful information about Lincoln itself. City of Lincoln (image is Coat of Arms)

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Our Intentions

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How to become a Member of the Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network.

In making use of the information made freely available on this web site you are already enjoying some of the benefits of membership. That is not part of a scheme to entice you to become a member! We consider it vital that polio survivors and medical professional have easy access to information about post-polio conditions. Our Online Lincolnshire Post-Polio Library and the other resources on this web site will continue to be available free of any charge as part of our campaign to increase awareness and knowledge of post-polio conditions. However, it is only through the continued support of our members that we are able to provide this important service.

As a member of the Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network you will receive six issues of our bi-monthly newsletter by post, normally some time ahead of the online version. We also plan to offer a number of services at a reduced rate (i.e. as near to cost as we can make it) to members.

Membership rates are as follows:

  Annual Membership Life Membership
United Kingdom (Sterling) £10 £100
Outside UK (US Dollars) $20 $200

Members with UK (Sterling) bank accounts may opt to pay by Standing Order (contact us for a form). In the case of normal membership one payment of £10 annually and for Life Membership 20 consecutive monthly payments of £5.

The US dollar rate reflects the additional overhead of international postage. Please contact us if you are outside the UK but wish to pay in UK Sterling and for all other subscription enquiries whether in the UK or abroad. All cheques (checks) should be made payable to The Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network.

Don't forget to include your Name, Address, Telephone Number and Email Address with payment. Donations, either instead of or over and above membership rates are also more than welcome!

We are a UK Registered Charity (No. 1064177). See UK Charities [Background Information] for information on how the UK charity registration system operates.

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THE LINC-PIN Newsletter

THE LINC-PIN is our bi-monthly Informative Newsletter. It is distributed to members by post typically 2 to 3 weeks before publication on the web site. Each newsletter is currently available only in one page or section to make printing easier. The more recent editions may contain 'library articles' which are not yet available in the library. Choose any complete newsletter from the list below or view the List of Contents for All Issues.

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World-Wide Conference and Seminar Diary

Our World-Wide Conference and Seminar Diary includes speaker engagements at support group meetings as well as conferences and seminars.

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Media Events (Spreading the Word)

Transcripts of media events (e.g. radio broadcasts, newspaper articles) in which the Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network has participated.

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How to Contact Us

If you need further information, please ring, write or email us at
The Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network
69 Woodvale Avenue
Lincs. LN6 3RD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1522 888601
Facsimile: +44 (0)870 1600840 (Preferred - 24 Hr availability)
Facsimile: +44 (0)1522 885115 (Alternate - by prior arrangement)
Email: for all Post-Polio related enquiries including requests for further information
Email: with any comments, suggestions or problems with this web site

PGP Now!

If you wish to communicate using PGP signatures and/or encryption please use our 'linpolioweb' address. The public key for 'linpolioweb' should be available from any key server (search for Key-ID "0x77950BDA") or alternatively you can download it from this website.
Download linpolioweb-public-key.asc

If you need to talk, we did and we still do, please ring.

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The Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network
Registered Charity No. 1064177
An Information Service for Polio Survivors and Medical Professionals

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We subscribe to the HONcode principles
of the Health On the Net Foundation
HON, an international initiative and non-profit organisation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated to realising the benefits of the Internet and related technologies in the fields of medicine and healthcare.

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Member of the
British Healthcare Internet Association
The advancement of healthcare through the application of Internet technologies.

The Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network takes great care in the transcription of all information that appears at this site. However, we do not accept liability for any damage resulting directly or otherwise from any errors introduced in the transcription. Neither do we accept liability for any damage resulting directly or otherwise from the information available at this site. The opinions expressed in the documents available at this site are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily constitute endorsement or approval by the Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network.

© Copyright The Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network 1997 1998 1999 2000

Document preparation: Chris Salter, Original Think-tank, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
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Last modification: 25th February 2000

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