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Improving Lincolnshire’s health and wellbeing

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Covid vaccination walk-in appointments available for people in cohort…

People in Lincolnshire in cohort 6 – those aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions – as well as carers and informal carers, are being offered the chance to attend a covid vaccination walk-in clinic at the PRSA Mass Vaccination Centre, Boston, on Sunday 2-5pm, Monday 9am-12 noon, and Tuesday 3-6pm. The walk in […]

CCG confirms Pfizer vaccination available at Lincolnshire Showground Mass…

In a boost for the covid vaccination programme in the county, NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group has announced that the Pfizer vaccine will be available at its Lincolnshire Showground Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) as of Friday 11th June 2021. “We’re delighted to be able to offer the Pfizer vaccine at the Showground MVC from the […]

Volunteers Week

Many volunteers have come forward to support the Lincolnshire Covid-19 vaccination programme, and as we approach the end of National Volunteers Week (1-7 June), NHS Lincolnshire CCG would like to recognise their valuable contribution.

Extraordinary Board meeting to be held virtually

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will hold an extraordinary Board meeting on Wednesday 9th June between 9.30-10am, to approve its Annual Report and Accounts for 2020/21.

Make Use of your Pharmacy

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging people to talk to their local pharmacy for advice on medications and treatments.

Mass Vaccination Centre reaches 100,000 vaccinations

In a major milestone for the covid vaccination programme in Lincolnshire, the Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) at Princess Royal Sports Arena (PRSA), Boston, has recently given its 100,000th vaccination.

Proposed Changes to the East Lindsey Primary Care Network

The East Lindsey Primary Care Network (PCN) is currently made up of 11 GP practices who work together with other local organisations – such as community and mental health providers, social care, public health, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services.  The PCN supports the needs of their local population that is growing, living longer and may […]

Get involved with your local Patient Participation Group

PPG Awareness Week takes place from 31 May to 6 June, and aims to promote the role and benefit of PPGs (Patient Participation Groups) to patients, the public and health professionals.

Covid information event to be held in Boston Market…

  People in Boston will have the opportunity this Saturday to find out more about the ongoing covid vaccination programme, and book in for their covid vaccination.

Newly commissioned Direct Payment Support Service to start from…

NHS Lincolnshire CCG has recently undertaken a procurement process for a newly commissioned Direct Payment Support Service to start from 1 July 2021.   Following the conclusion of this process, NHS Lincolnshire CCG is pleased to announce that the successful bidder is PeoplePlus Group.

May Board meeting to be held virtually

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 26 May 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 […]

Franklin Hall vaccination teams reaches signification milestone

  In a significant milestone for the rollout of the covid vaccination programme in Lincolnshire, Franklin Hall, Spilsby, has recently given its 20,000th vaccination.

Don’t forget your prescriptions over the bank holiday

With the Spring Bank Holiday approaching on Monday 31 May, NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding patients to order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

People urged to contact GP practice with up to…

As the rollout of the covid vaccination programme continues at pace across Lincolnshire, people under the age of 40 are being asked to contact their GP practice if their address or mobile number has changed recently, to ensure it has their up to date contact details.

Covid vaccination appointments now available in Grantham via the…

Appointments for covid vaccinations are now available on the National Booking Service for people who live in Grantham, Sleaford and surrounding areas, to attend the Local Vaccination Centre (LVC) at the Table Tennis Club, Meres Leisure Centre, Grantham (Trent Road NG31 7XQ).

People in Lincolnshire urged to see their GP for…

To coincide with Dementia Action Week, 17-23 May, NHS Lincolnshire CCG is urging anyone who is worried about their memory, or thinks they may have dementia, to see their GP.

Grantham vaccination centre hits major vaccination milestone

In a major milestone for the covid vaccination programme in Lincolnshire, the Local Vaccination Centre (LVC) at the Meres Leisure Centre, Grantham, has recently given its 100,000th vaccination.

Lincolnshire’s Vaccination Programme – Lynda Stockwell

Today we are putting the spotlight on Lynda Stockwell, Clinical and Operational Lead for the Princess Royal Sports Arena (PRSA), Boston Mass Vaccination Centre.

Sun Awareness Week

Eight out of ten people are failing to adequately apply sunscreen before going out in the sun, according to a survey carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists to mark Sun Awareness Week (3-9 May).

People in Lincolnshire urged to act now to prevent…

People in Lincolnshire are being urged to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by making some simple changes to their lifestyle ahead of Diabetes Prevention Week, which runs from 10-16 May.

Showground Mass Vaccination Centre hits milestone number of vaccinations

The Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) at the Lincolnshire Showground has now given 50,000 vaccinations, a significant milestone and contribution to Lincolnshire’s covid vaccination programme.

Lincolnshire’s Vaccination Programme – Terry Vine

Today we are putting the spotlight on Terry Vine – Deputy Chief Nurse – NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Clinical and Operational Lead for the mass vaccination centre at the Lincolnshire Showground. “I have been in the NHS for 32 years, which is when I started training to be a nurse. I am general […]

Walk-in covid vaccinations to be offered as part of…

The Mass Vaccination Centre at PRSA, Boston, will be holding another European Day this Sunday 2 May, in an effort to encourage more people from eastern European communities to have their first covid vaccination.

April Board meeting to be held virtually

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 28 April 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 […]

Leading Lincolnshire’s Vaccination Programme – Rebecca Neno

“The NHS is currently undertaking one of its biggest challenges in its history in the planning and delivery of the Covid 19 Vaccination Programme whilst ensuring people can still access NHS services. In Lincolnshire we have risen to this challenge, enabling almost 90% of over 50s, health and social care workers and those with long […]

NHS Lincolnshire CCG supports European Immunisation Week

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting European Immunisation Week, which runs from 26 April to 5 May, and aims to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunisation to parents, carers and the families of children.

NHS raises awareness of allergies

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is supporting Allergy Awareness Week between 26th – 30th April.  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 allergies, as well as some of the things we can do to help.

Don’t forget your prescriptions over the bank holiday

With the May bank holiday fast approaching on Monday 3 May, NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding patients to order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

April is IBS Awareness Month

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group 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.

People urged to keep appointments for second covid vaccinations…

People in Lincolnshire who are booked in during April to have their second covid vaccination are being urged to keep their appointments.

Walk-in covid vaccinations to be offered as part of…

  The Mass Vaccination Centre at PRSA, Boston, will be holding European Days over the next two weekends, in an effort to encourage more people from eastern European communities to have their first covid vaccination.

People aged 45 and over now able to book…

Following the confirmation nationally that everyone over 50, and those in high risk groups, have been offered a first dose of the covid vaccination, people aged 45 and over are now able to book their covid-19 vaccination, as the rollout out of the covid vaccine programme enters its second phase.

“Take the Test When Offered” – supporting Bowel Cancer…

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Almost 42,000 people are diagnosed with it every year in the UK.

April is Stress Awareness Month

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is joining other CCGs across the UK in spreading the word about stress during Stress Awareness Month this April.

Supporting World Parkinson’s Day

Sunday 11 April is World Parkinson’s Day and GPs in Lincolnshire are calling on local residents to support it to help raise awareness of the condition and the support available across Lincolnshire, April is also Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

Covid vaccination walk-in appointments available for people aged over…

People over the age of 50 who have not yet received their first covid vaccination are being offered the chance to attend a walk-in clinic at the Lincolnshire Showground Large Vaccination Centre tomorrow, Thursday 8 April, between 8am and 5pm, without a pre-booked appointment.

Make Use of your Pharmacy this Bank Holiday

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. Find your local pharmacy and opening times.

Women who have had a history of Gestational Diabetes…

Did you know that if you have previously been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes? You are also at risk of developing Gestational Diabetes in future pregnancies.

March Board meeting to be held virtually

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 31 March 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 […]

Spalding Urgent Treatment Centre to open on 1 April

Bookable appointments will be just one of the new benefits on offer at Spalding’s new Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), which will open next week on Thursday, 1 April.

NHS Lincolnshire Supports Ovarian Cancer Month

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and NHS Lincolnshire CCG is raising awareness of the symptoms associated with the disease.

Covid-19 vaccination Q&A with Professor Jonathan Van-Tam available to…

 Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, returned to his home town of Boston last week as part of Lincolnshire’s team of vaccinators at the Princess Royal Sports Arena, Boston. After his shift, Professor Van-Tam joined the county’s vaccination leaders as they took part in a question and answer session with local […]

Overnight urgent care services to reopen at Louth and…

Overnight urgent care services which were temporarily paused due to the demands of the coronavirus pandemic will reopen at Louth and Skegness hospitals from Thursday (1 April) next week.

Don’t forget your prescriptions over the Easter Bank Holiday

With the Easter bank holiday taking place over the weekend of Friday 2 to Monday 5 April, NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding patients to order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

We’re urging local people who are eligible for a…

Dr Niemotko from Greyfriars Surgery, Boston, with a message urging local people who are eligible for a covid vaccination to book in as soon as possible.

Help shape Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services in Lincolnshire

  The NHS in Lincolnshire is reviewing its existing patient transport service and is seeking feedback to find out what is working well and where there can be areas of improvement. In particular we want to gather views about what a good service looks like and we will use this information to help shape the […]

The NHS in Lincolnshire Encourages Residents to Act FAST

  NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting the PHE Better Health “Act FAST” stroke symptoms campaign, by encouraging residents to adopt a healthy lifestyle such as eating a healthy diet, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderation and not smoking, as these can significantly reduce the risk of having a stroke.

Please be kind to our NHS staff

Unfortunately staff working at some of our vaccination and testing sites, as well as at our GP practice sites, have been subjected to various kinds of abuse in recent weeks.

NHS Lincolnshire CCG reminds patients to Know Their Kidneys

  Today, Thursday 11 March is World Kidney Day and local GPs are reminding people to know their kidneys.

NHS Lincolnshire CCG raising awareness of the signs and…

  NHS Lincolnshire CCG is reminding people to tell their GP practice if they have had a cough for three weeks or more and who don’t have COVID-19. This is part of a national campaign highlighting the signs and symptoms associated with lung cancer.

Joanne tells others with Down’s Syndrome not to be…

 A woman with Down’s Syndrome was so impressed by her recent experience of getting the coronavirus vaccination, that she has decided to help others by making her own video to help demystify the process.

Over 60’s now able to book their covid-19 vaccination

People aged 60 and over are now able to arrange their appointment at one of Lincolnshire’s Large Vaccination Centres (Boston’s PRSA or the Lincolnshire Showground) by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or calling 119 free of charge anytime between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week.

Lincolnshire vaccination programme moves on to cohorts five and…

We are making excellent progress with the covid vaccination programme across Lincolnshire. Following the successful completion of vaccinations for people aged 70 and over (the first four cohorts), we are now vaccinating people in cohorts five and six.

Barnardo’s launches ‘Boloh’ – the UK’s first helpline supporting…

An urgently needed helpline supporting vulnerable Black, Asian and minority ethnic children and families, who have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis, has been launched by Barnardo’s.

‘Help Us, Help You’ lung cancer campaign

  NHS England and NHS Improvement, together with Public Health England, have launched the ‘Help Us, Help You’ lung cancer campaign to encourage people with a cough lasting three weeks or more and who don’t have COVID-19, to contact their GP practice.

NHS Lincolnshire CCG Supports National Heart Month

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is backing the British Heart Foundation’s National Heart Month, this February.

Have your say on local older people and frailty…

Residents in Lincolnshire are being asked to share their views as part of a new consultation on recent changes to local mental health services for older people.

NHS Lincolnshire Citizens’ Panel member wins £250 with more…

A member of the NHS Lincolnshire Citizens’ Panel has won £250 in a prize draw to celebrate the first survey release.

If you are aged 70 and over and not…

The Covid-19 vaccination programme in Lincolnshire is continuing to focus on protecting the most vulnerable, and we have now almost completed first dose appointment invitations to all over 70 year olds in the county.

Book or manage your coronavirus vaccination

We are getting a number of people not turning up for their vaccine appointments.  If you need to amend or cancel your appointment, please do not contact the vaccination site – they cannot amend/cancel your booking for you.

Managing Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the name for hearing noises that are not caused by an outside source. Usually not a sign of any serious conditions, as well as being something that generally improves over time, there are treatments that can help with Tinnitus.

County’s pandemic fight strengthened as second large COVID-19 vaccination…

Lincolnshire’s second large vaccination centre will open on Tuesday (2/2/21) at the Lincolnshire Showground, helping local patients to get their COVID-19 vaccination more quickly in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

HWLincs – hosted Covid-19 Vaccination Webinar available on demand

A HWLincs/Healthwatch Lincolnshire COVID-19 Vaccination Information webinar has been watched by thousands of people and the team responsible for vaccinating Lincolnshire will follow up the session with answers to the hundreds of questions from the public.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust appoints new Chair

The county’s leading provider of mental health and learning disabilities services, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, welcomes the appointment of its new Chair, Kevin Lockyer, who will officially take up the position on 1 May 2021.

Senior Lincolnshire clinicians delighted with Covid vaccination early progress

Yesterday, for the first time, there was a national publication of verified Covid vaccination data. This reported the amount of vaccinations delivered across each system in the NHS, including Lincolnshire.

COVID-19 Vaccination options

Following the opening of Lincolnshire’s first large vaccination centre at Boston’s Princess Royal Sports Arena (PRSA) on Monday 18 January, letters have begun to be sent to people over 70 who live within 45 minutes driving distance, inviting them to book their vaccination through the national booking service (online or by telephone).

Lincolnshire NHS leading the way with its first large…

The Covid vaccination programme in Lincolnshire continues to successfully roll out, meaning the protection of the county’s residents through vaccination is successfully continuing.  Specifically, Lincolnshire has been:

Looking after your mental health – Let’s all help…

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Do something now…

Latest update on Covid-19 vaccine sites in Lincolnshire

The covid vaccination process in Lincolnshire has got off to a great start. We were amongst the first in the country to start vaccinating on 8th December through our first hospital hub at Lincoln County Hospital, we were amongst the first to start vaccinating through our GP led primary care network model, with eight centres […]

December Board meeting to be held virtually

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 23 December 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 […]

Give yourself a break from alcohol this January

January is a time when many of us want to give our body a break and start looking after our health again and NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging people to give themselves a break from alcohol during January.

New Year resolution tips from your local NHS

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging everyone to put wellbeing at the top of their New Year resolutions list and stay fit and healthy using some simple and effective health tips.

Don’t get caught out by a cold snap –…

GPs in Lincolnshire are urging people with long-term health issues to keep medicine cabinets fully stocked – and don’t leave themselves at the mercy of the fast-changing winter weather.

Encouraging children to adopt good hand hygiene

 NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging everyone, particularly children and those visiting hospitals and care homes, to adopt good hand hygiene this winter.

Order your bank holiday prescriptions early

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 bank holiday will extend from Friday 25 December through to Tuesday 29 December.

Covid-19 vaccine roll out extended in Lincolnshire, as part…

Hundreds of local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams will open across England this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum.

The Covid-19 vaccination is being rolled out in phases

The Covid-19 vaccination is being rolled out in phases. If you are 80 years old or over, please wait for an invitation to be called for your vaccination there is no need for patients to contact their practice. Please do not turn up at your practice for a vaccination without an appointment. See COVID-19 vaccination: […]

COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for roll out in…

The NHS in Lincolnshire welcomes the confirmation that a COVID 19 vaccine has been approved for roll out. We have been working with partners across the system for many months to prepare for the arrival of the vaccine and we are proud and ready to have one of the first hubs to start vaccinations this […]

Flu jab for people with long-term conditions

People with a long-term health condition including diabetes, low immunity, respiratory illnesses such as asthma and COPD, and heart, kidney, liver or neurological disease are being urged to get the free flu jab this winter.

NHS Lincolnshire CCG supporting Lung Cancer Awareness Month

As we approach the end of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding people to tell their doctor if they have had a cough for three weeks or more.

People with learning disabilities in Lincolnshire urged to not…

Don’t miss out.  That’s the message to people in Lincolnshire with learning disabilities from NHS Lincolnshire CCG, who are being urged to tell their doctor if they have a learning disability, or someone they care for does, so they can be added to the learning disability register at their practice and offered a full health […]

Reminder about mental health helpline available across Lincolnshire

People across Lincolnshire are being reminded that the county has its own confidential mental health and emotional wellbeing helpline.

Flu vaccination programme open to 50-64-year olds

From 1 December, the flu vaccination programme will be extended to 50–64-year olds, and NHS Lincolnshire CCG is reminding people in this group to book in for their vaccination at either their GP practice or their local community pharmacy.

Think Self Care for Life: Invest in your future…

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is asking patients to invest in their future health following Self Care Week by making small changes that can make a big difference. Think Self Care for Life is about making improvements in your life to protect your physical health and mental wellbeing.

November Board meeting to be held virtually

Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 25 November 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 […]

 Lincolnshire’s NHS reaches out to community with ‘Let’s do…

People throughout Lincolnshire are being urged to continue showing their support for the NHS by keeping up some of the positive changes they have adopted since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Top five things to know and do this Movember!

Around the world, brothers, partners, sons and fathers are all dying younger than they should and we want to raise awareness of men’s health this Movember by highlighting some of the biggest killers: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide. Globally, men die on average six years earlier than women, and for reasons that […]

Think Self Care for Life: Think the Pharmacist for…

It’s Self Care Week 2020 (16 – 22 November), and NHS Lincolnshire CCG wants to remind you of the health expert on the high street – the community pharmacist.

BLOG: World Diabetes Day – Lisa, ICS Health and Wellbeing…

Hi my name is Lisa, and I am Health and Wellbeing Coach for ICS Health & Wellbeing, the provider for the National Diabetes Prevention Programme in Lincolnshire, and I want to let you know about our brilliant programme.

World Diabetes Day – NHS Diabetes advice and support…

The 14 November is World Diabetes Day. Recent reports show that people living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with Covid-19, and the NHS in 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 […]

Potential fraud involving flu vaccinations

We are aware of a potential fraud involving flu vaccinations, whereby a patient booked an appointment for a vaccination via a website called Patient Access, paid £15, and subsequently attended a local GP practice for a service/appointment that does not exist.

New service to support people who have deteriorating health…

A new service to support people who have deteriorating health and require supportive palliative care is being launched in Lincolnshire next week.

Raising awareness of stress

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is joining the UK in spreading the word about National Stress Awareness Day, today Wednesday 4 November 2020.

Update re Roche/impact on routine tests

Further to the update we posted last week, we are pleased to confirm that the problems being experienced by NHS supplier Roche should be fully resolved by Friday 6 November, which will mean that GP practices will be in a position to begin booking/rescheduling routine blood tests over the next few days. We would like […]

Get on top of head lice and nits this…

October 31 is National Bug Busting Day and NHS Lincolnshire CCG is raising awareness of the treatment for head lice and nits.

People urged to attend cancer appointments

The NHS in Lincolnshire is encouraging patients to get tested for suspected bladder cancer after a number of people choose not to attend their appointment.

Update re Roche/impact on routine tests

Further to the update we shared last week, unfortunately the problems being experienced by NHS supplier Roche are not fully resolved and there is still a temporary shortage of certain chemicals that is affecting the availability of routine blood tests carried out by GP practices, although our GP practices can still process clinically urgent tests. […]

October Board meeting to be held virtually

Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 28 October 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 […]

Do you know the dangers of high cholesterol?

October is National Cholesterol Month and GPs across Lincolnshire are encouraging people to take steps to reduce their cholesterol.

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