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Protect your unborn baby this winter with a free flu jab

Pregnant woman

Keeping fit and healthy in pregnancy is important for your baby’s growth and development. The immune system is naturally lower during pregnancy, so if you were to catch the flu it could become serious very quickly, therefore, NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging all pregnant women to get a free flu vaccination this winter.

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Update re Roche/impact on routine tests

Last week we shared information regarding the problems experienced by NHS supplier Roche. Unfortunately there continues to be a temporary shortage in some of the chemicals used in tests carried out by GP practices. This is affecting routine tests, however, GP practices continue to have access to urgent tests.

The NHS is working with its partners to resolve this and reinstate routine tests as fast as possible.

Published 15/10/2020

We are celebrating Black History Month

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As part of our celebrations for Black History Month 2020, we will be holding a series of Microsoft Team live events which are open to all staff across Lincolnshire NHS organisations to celebrate Black and Asian History. With guest speakers with a wealth of experience around Race Equality, the live events will allow delegates to listen, share their experiences and the opportunity to ask our speakers questions.

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Abbeyview Surgery GP included in list of 50 unsung GPs

A local GP has been selected by Pulse as one of its 50 unsung GPs around the country, following a nomination from a patient.

Dr Fleur England, GP Partner, The Abbeyview Surgery, Crowland, was nominated for treating every patient “as if she has all the time in the world”, was praised by the patient for her “instant adaptation to new ways of working” and described as “a credit to the profession.”

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September Board meeting to be held virtually

Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 30 September 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 that members of the public will be able to join the meeting virtually.

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CCG reminds people about the importance of flu vaccine

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Whilst the entire country’s focus – and that of the NHS – has been firmly on COVID-19 over the past five months, another significant pressure faced by the NHS is seasonal flu, and NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people to have a flu vaccine if they are eligible, to do their bit to help themselves and the NHS.

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Vale Medical Group announces proposal to close branch practice and move into neighbouring Clinical Commissioning Group

The Vale Medical Group, comprising Long Clawson Medical Practice, The Stackyard Surgery in Croxton Kerrial, and The Woolsthorpe Surgery, has announced its proposal to permanently close its branch practice in Woolsthorpe, following its temporary closure in March, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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CCG reminds people about the importance of flu vaccine

Vaccine

Whilst the entire country’s focus – and that of the NHS – has been firmly on COVID-19 over the past five months, another significant pressure faced by the NHS is seasonal flu, and NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people to have a flu vaccine if they are eligible, to do their bit to help themselves and the NHS.

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How the NHS in Lincolnshire has adapted to COVID-19 to keep you safe

If you are unwell and need to seek medical attention, it is important that you do this.  COVID-19 has meant that the NHS has had to change the way we work, but hospitals, GP practices, pharmacies, optometrists and dentists are still open to provide advice, assessment and treatment of your conditions.

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Start your journey to better health

Better health campaign

Public Health England have launched a major new adult health campaign to seize the opportunity for a national reset moment. Better Health will help capture the imagination of the nation, using this unique moment in time to help kick start our health – to eat better and get active. COVID-19 has affected the whole country; for almost everyone, life has had to fundamentally change. But it has also prompted many people to reflect and think more seriously about their health. What’s more, people have been surprised by how able they have been to change their behaviour, with lockdown showing many that they are able to make and sustain changes to their lives.

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Making the most of the sunshine? Be prepared for bumps and scrapes!

With the staycation period in full swing many parents will be making the most of the sunshine.   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 to the head, so it’s best to be prepared!

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Diabetes advice and support – making a difference across Lincolnshire

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The 8-14th June is Diabetes Awareness week. Recent reports show that people living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with Covid-19. NHS Lincolnshire is reaching out to people living with diabetes who may be concerned by this news and also to those who are worried about developing Type 2 diabetes.

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Shining a spotlight on NHS volunteers during National Volunteers’ Week 2020

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Volunteers’ Week runs from 1-7 June each year to celebrate and thank volunteers across the UK. NHS organisations in Lincolnshire would like to shine a spotlight on their volunteers, to say a big thank you for their hard work over the past year, and during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bank Holiday weekend opening hours…

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If you become unwell over the bank holiday period or need medical advice when your GP surgery is closed, GP out-of-hours services can be accessed by calling NHS 111.

Practices also offer extended access appointments which are available between 6.30pm – 8pm weekdays and 8.30am – 6.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. These appointments can be booked through your own GP practice or through NHS111 when your practice is closed.

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Worried about cancer? Help us help you get the support you need

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If you notice something out of the ordinary, tell your doctor. Chances are it’s nothing serious, but finding it early makes it more treatable. nhs.uk/cancer

If you are currently undergoing treatment or about to, your clinician will discuss with you the benefits of starting or continuing your cancer treatment against the increased risks of contracting coronavirus.

We have gathered some information around Macmillan services available to support people with cancer:

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NHS Lincolnshire: Helping people to have important conversations about the care they would want at the end of their life

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People living in Lincolnshire are being encouraged to talk to their healthcare teams about their end of life wishes; because ensuring people receive the right care has been proven to have a huge impact on a person’s well-being.

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Phone scams are on the rise with criminals targeting households across the UK to try and defraud people

The CCG has been notified that one of our practices has reported a phishing exercise on a patient with someone phoning a patient claiming to be from the practice and asked the patient to confirm some personal details. The patient thought it was odd so didn’t provide anything and contacted the practice who confirmed they hadn’t called.

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Thank you from Lincolnshire’s NHS leaders

Lincolnshire‘s NHS leaders would like to thank everyone for the sacrifices they continue to make to protect our teams.
 
Please keep following the government’s advice. http://nhs.uk/coronavirus
Stay At Home ~ Protect The NHS ~ SaveLives
#WeAreLincsNHS 💙

GP Services in Boston – Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday

Please note that all of the Boston Primary Care Network practices which are; Parkside Medical Centre, The Sidings Medical Practice, Greyfriars Surgery, Liquorpond Surgery, Swineshead Medical Group and Kirton Medical Centre are opening business as usual and operating a normal working day on Friday 10 April (Good Friday) and Monday 13 April (Easter Monday) between 8am and 6.30pm.  This support will be in line with the way general practice services are currently being delivered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The current coronavirus restrictions mean you should not attend a GP surgery unless you have been told to do so.

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Lincolnshire GP Services and Pharmacies – Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday

GP practice services in Lincolnshire will be operating on both Good Friday and Easter Monday. This support will be in line with the way general practice services are currently being delivered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The current coronavirus restrictions mean you should not attend a GP surgery unless you have been told to do so.

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New NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group established on 1st April 2020

A new NHS statutory authority, the NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be established with effect from 1st April 2020.  It replaces the previous four NHS Lincolnshire CCGs (East, South, South West and West) which have been in existence since 2013.

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