Lincolnshire’s first Community Diagnostic Centre was formally opened on Friday 6th May at an event to mark the occasion. The facility, which is located just north of Grantham town centre, will be known as the Gonerby Road Community Diagnostic Centre, and is part of a first wave of 40 Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs) set to […]
This Nurses’ Day (12 May 2022), we’ll be celebrating the incredible work of our nurses across Lincolnshire and the difference you and your colleagues make to patients’ lives. Despite working through challenging circumstances, nursing staff continue to go above and beyond to deliver highly skilled, safety-critical care to patients every single day. We have put […]
People in and around Lincoln, and across the county, are being reminded that there are still plenty of options allowing them to get their covid vaccination.
Hay fever is the most common seasonal allergy, affecting one in five of us at some point in our lives, and the symptoms can make life very difficult for sufferers. It can come and go at any time in life so for those that haven’t had it before it can take us by surprise.
Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all know that you can’t stop children having bumps and scrapes, but you can be their superhero by knowing how to come to their rescue. These seven tips can give you the super-powers you need when they think it’s the end of the world.
As we approach the Bank Holiday weekend, NHS Lincolnshire CCG is advising parents how to deal with a range of common childhood illnesses – by seeking advice from their local pharmacy.
During the Bank Holiday weekend many parents will be making the most of the outdoors. If your children are like most, they are probably chasing each other around the garden using more energy than you can muster. But with all that energy and excitement flowing there’s bound to be a fall, scrape or even a […]
NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging people to talk to their local pharmacy for advice on medications and treatments – and how to take them safely as we approach the Bank Holiday. Click here for information about which pharmacy is open over the bank holiday.
With the Bank Holiday weekend approaching many families are planning to have a break in one of the UK’s holiday hotspots or to stay with family or friends in another part of the country. Happily, most holidays go to plan, but it’s worth knowing what to do if one of your group falls ill whilst […]
We all look forward to a long weekend with the approaching bank holiday. For many of us, it’s a time to plan a short break away and catch up with family and friends. For those of us with a long-term condition, such as asthma, diabetes, COPD or cardiovascular disease, a little preparation goes a long […]
The Lincolnshire Poacher Study, was launched over a year ago and the LCHS Research team are looking for more local people, who are having new symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as diarrhoea or other gut troubles to get involved. The study is recruiting from Lincolnshire GP practices and is sponsored by LCHS.
NHS Lincolnshire CCG is supporting Allergy Awareness Week between 26 and 30 2022. Each year, the number of allergy sufferers increases with half of those affected being children. The aim of Allergy Awareness Week is to raise awareness of the impact of poor air quality and the link between this and allergies, as well as […]
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting European Immunisation Week which runs from 24 to 30 April 2022. The aim of the week is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunisation to parents, carers and the families of children.
Lincolnshire people are being urged to come forwards as soon as possible – provided they are eligible – for their covid vaccination and not to wait to be called in. This call comes amidst concern that some people, particularly those aged 75 and over, who are eligible now for their next vaccination are choosing to […]
The NHS in Lincolnshire is backing IBS Awareness Month throughout April to help raise awareness of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which affects between 10% and 15% of the population at some point in their life. Yet many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically recognized disorder.
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK with almost 43,000 people diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK. More than nine out of ten new cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 50, and nearly six out of ten cases are diagnosed in people aged 70 or […]
With the Easter break here, many people will be enjoying being outdoors with their children. Inevitably there will be falls and slips resulting in sprains and strains, and NHS Lincolnshire CCG is sharing some advice with parents on how to make sure their child is properly prepared.
With the Easter bank holiday looming, NHS vaccination teams across the county will be working over the weekend, providing spring boosters as well as continuing the ‘evergreen’ offer of first, second and booster jabs.
Parents and carers in Lincolnshire are being reminded to make sure they know how to deal with common childhood illnesses during the Easter break from school. Young children are more vulnerable to coughs, colds and infections because their immune system is still developing. An adult may get two to four colds a year, children can […]
As we approach the Easter break, NHS Lincolnshire CCG is advising parents how to deal with a range of common childhood illnesses – by seeking advice from their local pharmacy.
During the Easter break many parents will be making the most of the outdoors. If your children are like most, they are probably chasing each other around the garden using more energy than you can muster. But with all that energy and excitement flowing there’s bound to be a fall, scrape or even a bump […]
NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging people to talk to their local pharmacy for advice on medications and treatments – and how to take them safely as we approach the Bank Holiday. Click here for information about which pharmacy is open over the Easter weekend.
We all look forward to a long weekend over the Easter period. For many of us, it’s a time to catch up with family and friends, do a spot of DIY or even head to the coast. For those of us with a long term condition, such as asthma, diabetes, COPD or cardiovascular disease, a […]
This is the time of year when a lot of us are busy shopping for Easter, planning get-togethers and holiday travel. Whilst you’re out, why not also think about stocking up on medicine cabinet essentials to make sure you’re prepared for the bank holiday weekend?
Demand for covid spring boosters and vaccinations for healthy 5-11 year-olds has been strong in Lincolnshire over the last couple of weeks and NHS teams at the county’s various vaccination sites have been kept extremely busy.
With the Easter bank holiday taking place over the weekend of Friday 15 to Monday 18 April, NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding patients to order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.
Participants in the world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new blood test, GalleriTM, which can detect more than 50 types of cancer often before symptoms appear, have been arriving for their appointments. Selected residents throughout the county, aged 50-77, who have received a letter from the NHS inviting them to participate in the NHS-Galleri trial, […]
As the rollout of the spring booster campaign gathers momentum, Lincolnshire people are being asked to be patient when attending for their covid vaccination, especially if they chose to do so on a walk-in basis at one of the pop-up sessions held in the county.
The Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at Lincoln County Hospital has reopened, following a fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and the major incident has now been stood down. The department had started to accept a small number of emergency ambulances yesterday, but is now open to all patients.
Lincoln Urgent Treatment Centre has reopened with a reduced service following its earlier closure due to a fire at Lincoln County Hospital. While the service is accepting patients, it is not yet fully operational and can only see those with minor illnesses and minor injuries such as burns or simple wounds. The adjoining Accident and […]
At the beginning of April, the covid vaccination programme in Lincolnshire will begin to vaccinate healthy 5-11 year-olds.
As we approach the Easter break and with schools finishing around the 1st April NHS Lincolnshire CCG is reminding all 12 to 15 yr olds and those aged 16 to 17 to get their second or booster jabs.
Have you or someone you care for or support recently used the Community Equipment Service or the Wheelchair Service in Lincolnshire? If so, NHS Lincolnshire CCG and Lincolnshire County Council are seeking your views.
Lincoln City Foundation and Lincolnshire NHS are encouraging people to stay active through cancer and take part in the ‘5K Your Way’ on the last Saturday of every month at Boultham Park. The next opportunity to join in is Saturday 26th March at 9am.
At sites across the county, Lincolnshire’s vaccination teams are preparing to offer spring covid boosters to those aged 75 years and older, as well as residents in care homes for older people, and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system.
Pregnant women in Lincolnshire are again being urged to have the covid vaccination as latest data reinforces previous findings on the safety of the covid vaccines in pregnancy.
Have you or someone you care for or support recently used the Community Equipment Service or the Wheelchair Service in Lincolnshire? If so, NHS Lincolnshire CCG and Lincolnshire County Council are seeking your views.
After the most challenging couple of years in the history of the health service, the NHS is celebrating the vital role that hundreds of thousands of women have played across our local NHS, on International Women’s Day. As part of the celebrations, we will be profiling some amazing women and the fantastic work they do. […]
Just over two weeks since Storm Eunice caused damage across the country, including in Lincolnshire, the Mass Vaccination Centre at PRSA, Boston, has undergone repairs and will re-open this weekend, Sunday 6th March, between 2.30pm-7.30pm.
What is the Expert Reference Group (ERG)? An ERG is a group of patients or their carers who have lived experience of cancer care and treatment who by coming together are able to share their insight and experiences with staff from across Lincolnshire cancer services to inform and advise those services.
Following on from a period of stormy weather last week, which damaged one of Lincolnshire’s two Mass Vaccination Centres, the covid vaccination programme continues to operate unabated across the county.
People in and around Boston are being advised that the Mass Vaccination Centre at PRSA will remain closed for a few days this week whilst repairs are carried out to damage caused by Storm Eunice. Having suffered damage to its roof on Friday afternoon, the on-site vaccination team took the decision to close the centre, […]
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd February at 9.30 am. The meeting will be held virtually as a Live Event, as in previous months, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and members of the public will be able to join the meeting […]
Due to wind damage, our vaccination centre at PRSA, Boston, will now be closed for the rest of today, Friday, as well as tomorrow (Saturday), Sunday and Monday, and we will issue a further update on Monday. Our vaccination centre at the Lincolnshire Showground will close at 5pm today, but is due to be open […]
Parents and guardians of 12-15 year-olds in Lincolnshire are being reminded that, during half-term, they can bring their child into either of the county’s two Mass Vaccination Centres (MVC) to get their covid vaccination on a walk-in basis, without the need for an appointment.
The Department of Health and Social Care, together with NHS England and NHS Improvement, have launched a Help Us Help You – Cervical Screening Campaign, to highlight the benefits of cervical screening and remind people that that it can help stop cancer before it starts. The campaign encourages those eligible for screening – women and […]
This half term many families are planning to have a break in one of the UK’s holiday hotspots or to stay with family or friends in another part of the country. Happily most holidays go to plan, but it’s worth knowing what to do if one of your group falls ill whilst you are away.
This half term break NHS Lincolnshire CCG is advising parents how to deal with a range of common childhood illnesses – by seeking advice from their local pharmacy.
This half term break you’ll be planning lots to do for the little ones! With many children enjoying being outdoors or taking part in sports, there are bound to be falls and slips resulting in sprains and strains. NHS Lincolnshire CCG is advising parents on how to make sure their child is properly prepared.
With the half term break fast approaching many parents will be making the most of the outdoors. If your children are like most, they are probably chasing each other around the garden using more energy than you can muster. But with all that energy and excitement flowing there’s bound to be a fall, scrape or […]
The NHS has this week launched a new campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) – specialist NHS services that provide a safe space and dedicated care for anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted or abused.
AJM Healthcare and NHS Lincolnshire CCG are asking all service users accessing the Lincolnshire Wheelchair Service, where possible, to cancel any appointments they are unable to keep.
Immunosuppressed people aged 16 and over in Lincolnshire are being urged to take advantage of now being able to book their covid booster online using the National Booking System.
Having given over 225,000 vaccinations, the Lincolnshire Showground Mass Vaccination Centre celebrated its first birthday yesterday, 2nd February.
NHS Lincolnshire CCG is reminding patients that antibiotics will only be prescribed when they’re needed to help keep them effective. Taking antibiotics when you don’t need to can lead to antibiotic resistance, which is when bacteria find ways to survive the effects of an antibiotic so that the antibiotic no longer works.
Unpaid or informal carers perform a critical role, looking after thousands of people across Lincolnshire, providing them with vital care and support every day of the year. However, there are still many carers who are yet to come forwards for their booster vaccination.
Lincolnshire Integrated Care System (ICS) is pleased to announce that Sir Andrew Cash OBE has been appointed by NHS England as the Interim Chair of its new NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB).
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 26th January at 9.30 am. The meeting will be held virtually as a Live Event, as in previous months, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and members of the public will be able to join the meeting […]
Pregnant women and people who are needle-phobic will be able to take advantage of dedicated walk-in covid vaccination sessions this week and next at the county’s two Mass Vaccination Centres at PRSA, Boston, and at the Lincolnshire Showground.
We know some people feel anxious or worried when they’re told they need a colonoscopy but it’s important to have this test if you’re referred. That’s why Bowel Cancer UK have launched the Colonoscopy Confidence campaign to explain what a colonoscopy is, why it matters and encourage people to attend their appointment.
Across the county of Lincolnshire, there are over 800,000 people registered for healthcare services with their local GP practice. Of those 800,000 people, only 10% of those are registered for online services with their practices.
NHS Lincolnshire CCG is raising awareness of the need to get a covid vaccination to give yourself the maximum protection from the Omicron variant, which is being reported in some instances as a milder condition than previous covid variants.
Despite having already given more than 440,000 booster vaccinations (440,008 as of close of play 30th December), the NHS in Lincolnshire has significant capacity available to vaccinate people and is keen for anyone not yet boosted, or who hasn’t had their first and/or second doses, to come forwards as soon as possible.
With the push to get everyone aged 18 and over (16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk of getting seriously ill from covid) boosted having gained significant momentum across the county in the run-up to Christmas, people who are immunosuppressed and/or living with underlying conditions that classify them as […]
Following on from the success of the covid vaccination ‘pop-ups’ held in Lincoln this week, three further pop-ups, which allow people to walk-in for their covid vaccination on a ‘first come, first served’ basis without an appointment, have been arranged around the county next week. On Wednesday 29th December, there will be a vaccination team […]
With just two days to go until Christmas, the NHS in Lincolnshire is urging people to get boosted as soon as possible.
In an effort to encourage more people in Lincoln to ‘get boosted’, a series of ‘pop-up’ covid walk-in sessions will be held in the city over the next two days on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
The 250,000th covid vaccination administered by K2 Healthcare – across The Meres, the pop-up services it runs in the Sleaford area, care homes and housebound people – was given to a Sleaford woman at The Meres, Grantham, last Friday (17th December).
A free shuttle bus service is being introduced in both Lincoln and Boston, to transport people up to the Lincolnshire Showground and the Princess Royal Sports Arena Mass Vaccination Centres for their covid booster vaccinations.
NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging county residents to share their thoughts about the future of four services via a questionnaire and live and virtual events. A 12-week public consultation on the future of four Lincolnshire NHS services is set to end on Thursday, December 23, 2021.
People across Lincolnshire are being strongly urged to ‘get boosted’ before Christmas, in response to the exceptionally quick spread of the Omicron covid variant.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday that everyone aged 18 and over will have the opportunity to book a covid booster by the end of December, the NHS in Lincolnshire is pulling out all the stops to enable eligible people in the county to take up this offer.
Newark Road Surgery and Portland Medical Practice are encouraging patients registered at the practices to share their views. Patients can do this by completing our questionnaire, we are also holding a series of events for patients to attend.
With the announcement that over the coming days some restrictions are being re-introduced it is now more important than ever to come forward for your vaccination whether it be a first, second or booster dose. Boosters are now available for anyone aged 40 and over who had their second vaccine 3 months ago. Please either […]
A series of virtual and face to face public consultation events continue this week. We are encouraging people across Lincolnshire to get involved and share their views on proposals for change to four NHS services in the county. People joining the events will have the opportunity to ask questions as they hear from clinicians who […]
In England, around 10,000 patients are in hospital who don’t need to be there but can’t or haven’t been discharged. The impact of this is often felt in A&E departments that have people they need to admit, but aren’t able to, because there are no beds available. Ensuring that people receive care closer to home […]
“It’s often quoted that one in four of us will have mental health issues in our lifetime but the pandemic has tested that statistic, with the proportion of adults experiencing some form of depression almost doubling since pre-pandemic levels.
Recently pharmacies and GP practices have been collaborating to help patients and improve access to healthcare advice and medicines. This is great for patients who are likely to be seen quicker and it helps doctors see those really poorly patients who need help most. Community pharmacists offer a whole range of services people don’t often […]
“As we all emerge from the pandemic we continue to help those patients that are in need of urgent care and for a number of reasons this group of patients is increasing. Some may have ignored or dismissed early symptoms and are only now seeking treatment, some may be unclear which service they actually need […]
With the Christmas and New Year bank holidays approaching, NHS Lincolnshire CCG is reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time. This year the Christmas bank holiday will extend from Saturday 25 December through to Wednesday 29 December in addition the New Year bank holiday will be from Saturday 1 January to […]
With the news on Monday this week that covid boosters are to be extended to people aged 18-39, NHS Lincolnshire CCG is asking for people’s patience as the covid programme locally prepares to crank up another gear.
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) began a formal consultation exercise on the future of four NHS services on the 30th September. This 12-week public consultation runs until the 23rd December 2021 and will enable people from across the county to have their say on how these services might be delivered in the future. The […]