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Better health and wellbeing for the residents of Lincolnshire

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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 […]

 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Protect your unborn baby this winter with a free…

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 […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October, in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of attending screening and early detection of breast […]

We are celebrating Black History Month

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 […]

Sleaford GP practices – internet connection restored

The internet connection to Sleaford Surgery, Handley Street, and Sleaford Medical Group has been restored. Thank you for your patience.

Abbeyview Surgery GP included in list of 50 unsung…

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 […]

CCG reminds people about the importance of flu 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 […]

Watch out for the signs of melanoma

Even as we approach the end of summer, NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is highlighting the signs and symptoms of melanoma.

Inspired by summer sports? What to do with sprains…

With televised sport looking likely to return to our screens, you may be inspired to take up a new sport or leisure activity.  But NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is […]

Vale Medical Group announces proposal to close branch practice…

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 […]

Are you making the most of your local pharmacy?

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is reminding residents about the range of services available in local pharmacies.  Often, people make unnecessary trips and calls to the GP surgery or even A&E, when the […]

August Board meeting to be held virtually

Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting, will be held on Wednesday 26 August at 9.30 am. The meeting will be held virtually as a […]

The power of parents – be a summer superhero

Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all know that you can’t stop children having bumps and scrapes, but you can be their summer superhero by knowing how to come to their […]

Order your bank holiday prescriptions early

With the bank holiday approaching on Monday 31 August, Lincolnshire CCG is reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

Do the right thing and protect your child this…

Lincolnshire parents are being asked to do the right thing this winter by making sure that their child receives a free flu vaccination.

New video to reassure endoscopy patients

RM Partners has produced a new information video for patients scheduled for an endoscopy, to reassure them that it is safe to attend their appointment.

CCG reminds people about the importance of flu 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 […]

How the NHS in Lincolnshire has adapted to COVID-19…

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 […]

Start your journey to better health

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, […]

Making the most of the sunshine? Be prepared for…

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 […]

Going on a staycation – what to take with…

Going on a staycation is exciting, with lots of things to plan, but taking certain essential items can help maximise your time in the sun.  A visit your local pharmacy should […]

Talk before you Walk – get all the NHS…

Talk before you Walk to help you get advice quickly, easily and conveniently is the ask of the public when accessing health services in Lincolnshire.

July Board meeting to be held virtually

Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting, will be held on Wednesday 22 July at 9.30 am. The meeting will be held virtually as a […]

Annual Report and Accounts 2019/2020

NHS Lincolnshire CCG has just published the final Annual Reports and Accounts documents for the previous four Lincolnshire CCGs – Lincolnshire East, South Lincolnshire, South West Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire West. […]

A day out – sun care/self-care

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long there are health risks. However, you can avoid feeling uncomfortable or unwell by making sure you […]

Diabetic? Don’t let the HEAT spoil your fun in…

Whether you’re going on a staycation or simply spending time outdoors in the sun, high temperatures and close humidity can affect your health if you have a long-term condition, such […]

Don’t let hay fever get you down this summer…

Pollen counts are high! 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 […]

June Board meeting to be held virtually

Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting, will be held on Wednesday 24 June at 9.30 am. The meeting will be held virtually as a […]

Diabetes advice and support – making a difference across…

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 […]

National Blood Week, 8 – 14 June

The 8 – 14 June is National Blood Week, and Lincolnshire CCG continues to encourage people to give blood.

Shining a spotlight on NHS volunteers during National Volunteers’…

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 […]

Get involved with your local Patient Participation Group

PPG Awareness Week takes place from 31 May 2020 to 6 June 2020, and aims to promote the role and benefit of PPGs (Patient Participation Groups) to patients, the public […]

National Walking Month

During May, which is National Walking Month, whether you decide to walk to work or simply head a bit further whilst taking the dog out, it all counts towards a […]

May Board meeting to be held virtually

Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting, which will be held on Wednesday 27 May (9.30am start)  will be held virtually, as in previous months, […]

Bank Holiday weekend opening hours…

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 […]

Act FAST during Stroke Awareness Month

Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting Stroke Awareness Month by encouraging residents to adopt a healthy lifestyle – such as eating a healthy diet, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol in […]

Celebrate the power of kindness during Mental Health Awareness…

As Britain enters its ninth week of lockdown and social isolation, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (LPFT) is working to show how we can be united in kindness during Mental Health […]

NHS Lincolnshire – here to help take care of…

Lead clinicians are reminding people that NHS services in Lincolnshire are still available and safe to use and are reminding people not to ignore more serious concerns.

Public asked to ‘Shine a Light’ to give thanks…

Leading NHS nurses from across Lincolnshire are giving their thanks and asking for the public’s support as part of celebrations for International Nurses’ Day.

Lincolnshire GP services and pharmacy opening times this bank…

GP practices and pharmacies in Lincolnshire will be open this Bank Holiday to provide healthcare services to those who need them.

Worried about cancer? Help us help you get the…

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 […]

NHS Lincolnshire: Helping people to have important conversations about…

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 […]

Accessing dental services in Lincolnshire

In line with national guidance issued in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, dental practices in Lincolnshire are currently closed for routine “face to face” dental appointments.

Phone scams are on the rise with criminals targeting…

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 […]

Abbeyview Surgery rated ‘Outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission

Abbeyview Surgery in Crowland has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an inspection carried out on 5 March 2020.

April Governing Body meeting to be held virtually

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its April Governing Body meeting will be held virtually and will not be open to the public, due to the ongoing […]

Help us help you get the treatment you need

The head of the NHS has launched a major new drive to persuade the public to seek the urgent care and treatment they need. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens […]

Stay at home for Ramadan

Staying at home during Ramadan will play an important part in the nation’s effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). That’s the message from health experts and Muslim leaders as […]

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 […]

GP Services in Boston – Good Friday and Bank…

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 […]

Lincolnshire GP Services and Pharmacies – Good Friday and…

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 […]

New NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group established on 1st…

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, […]

New mental health helpline launched across Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire has further bolstered its commitment to mental health with the launch of a new confidential mental health and emotional wellbeing helpline.

Giving Blood

NHS Blood and Transplant are working with the rest of the NHS to keep supplying lifesaving blood to hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.