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Improving Lincolnshire’s health and wellbeing

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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 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 […]

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 feature in your preparations.

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 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 […]

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. These organisations ceased to exist on 1 April 2020 following the formation of a single CCG for the County.

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 are prepared for summer.

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 as diabetes.

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 people living with diabetes who may be concerned by this news and also to those who are worried about developing Type 2 diabetes.

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 say a big thank you for their hard work over the past year, and during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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 and health professionals.

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 healthy heart and healthier lifestyle by increasing energy, reducing stress and improving sleeping patterns.

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, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and that members of the public will be able to attend the meeting virtually.

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 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 […]

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 moderation and not smoking – as this can significantly reduce the risk of having a stroke.

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 Awareness Week.

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 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 […]

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 have a huge impact on a person’s well-being.

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 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 […]

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 COVID-19 pandemic.

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 warned that delays in getting treatment due to coronavirus fears pose a long term risk to people’s health.

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 communities across England prepare to celebrate the holy month.

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…

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 […]

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 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 […]

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, South, South West and West) which have been in existence since 2013.

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.

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