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Improving Lincolnshire’s health and wellbeing

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Lincolnshire preparing for covid booster campaign

The NHS in Lincolnshire is working around the clock to prepare for the imminent roll out of the covid booster vaccinations for people aged 50 and over.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group are supporting Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Awareness Week 2021, which takes place between 13 and 18 September, to raise awareness of the condition and the impact on sufferers and their families.

Grab a jab at one of our walk-in sites

Walk-in opportunities available to people aged 16 and over on a ‘first come, first served’ basis as follows. *Second dose vaccinations (minimum eight week gap between first and second dose). People aged 16 and 17 currently require only one vaccination. Booster vaccination will not be available on a walk-in basis and patients must have a […]

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is raising awareness of Myeloma during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, September 2021, where the emphasis is about raising awareness of the symptoms of blood cancers which are vague, non-specific and often confused for other illnesses.

Covid vaccinations for healthy 12-15 year olds & Booster…

Covid vaccinations for healthy 12-15 year olds Following yesterday’s recommendation by the UK’s four Chief Medical Officers that healthy children aged 12-15 should be offered one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, we continue to prepare for the imminent rollout across Lincolnshire, which will be delivered in schools by our  Schools Aged Immunisation Service. Those being […]

Integrated Neighbourhood Working in Boston and the Surrounding Area

  Integrated Neighbourhood Working will be the theme of a networking event and jobs fayre organised by Boston Primary Care Network and the Boston Neighbourhood Team.  The event will be held on Thursday 23 September at Fydell House, South Street Boston from 2.00pm to 7.00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

National Eczema Week

As we enter National Eczema Week (13 – 19 September), NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is raising awareness of atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis), which is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, dry and cracked.

Do you know the signs of Sepsis?

Today, World Sepsis Day (13 September 2020), local health leaders are urging the public to be aware of the signs and symptoms of sepsis to protect themselves and others from this life-threatening condition.

Confidence, convenience, complacency – which one affects your decision…

There are still more than 49,000 people in Lincolnshire aged 18-39 who have not come forwards for a covid vaccination.

Older Patients Urged to get the Shingles Vaccination

Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding eligible older patients to get the shingles vaccine to help prevent the painful infection.

Lincolnshire GPs urge patients to know their numbers

Lincolnshire GPs are backing a national NHS campaign by urging patients to get their blood pressure checked during Know Your Numbers Week, which runs from the 6 to 12 September 2021.

Global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood…

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

NHS111 online

Do you know that if you need urgent care you don’t need to get yourself to A&E? Those using NHS111 would be offered a timeslot at a local service matched to their health needs and urgency to be seen.  The service will book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E, an Urgent […]

Returning to University? Your guide to healthcare away from…

It’s important to look after your health when moving away from home. This includes registering with a new GP and finding your local sexual health service. Here are our 5 health tips for new students.

A BETTER WAY Suicide Prevention and Happier Living for…

A database of emotional support options for men in Lincolnshire has been launched.  A Better Way, by Lincolnshire charity HWLincs, offers one-to-one support, support options by contact method and happier living tools.

Younger people reminded to come forwards for covid vaccination

Fifty six percent (56%) of 16 and 17 year olds in Lincolnshire have already taken up the offer of a covid vaccination in the last two weeks.

Lincolnshire Showground Mass Vaccination Centre Update

On Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September we are unable to run our Mass Vaccination Centre at the Lincolnshire Showground. Due to a pre-existing event there will be no vaccination appointments or walk-ins available.

People aged 39 and under warned of long covid…

Following on from the good news last week that 16 and 17 year olds can now get their covid vaccination, the NHS in Lincolnshire is also keen to also remind people aged 39 and under that they too need to get vaccinated.

Free shuttle bus service to support vaccine take-up in…

Working with Dickinson’s Coaches a free shuttle bus service is being introduced in Boston to transport residents of Boston to the Princess Royal Sports Arena (PRSA) for their vaccinations.

K2 HEALTHCARE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 HSJ AWARDS

K2 Healthcare is delighted to announce that its entry ‘K2 Federation’ has been shortlisted for ‘Primary Care Networks, GP or Community Provider of the Year’ at the HSJ Awards 2021, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare – in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector.

August Board meeting to be held virtually

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

Grab a Jab weekend – Lincolnshire Update

As letters have started to arrive inviting 16/17 year olds to walk in sessions for their Covid vaccinations there appears to be an issue with the national Grab a Jab site showing the venues that are available in Lincolnshire.  It is not currently showing any sites available even though there are many offering the walk-ins […]

Free shuttle bus service to support vaccine take-up in…

  A free shuttle bus service is being introduced in Lincoln to transport people up to the Lincolnshire Showground for their vaccinations.

16 and 17 year olds now offered Covid vaccinations

NHS Lincolnshire has this week started to offer the Covid vaccination to all 16 and 17 year olds at the Lincolnshire Showground and the Princess Royal Sports Arena in Boston, on a walk in basis between 8.30am to 7.00pm seven days a week. This means that there is no need to make an appointment, and […]

Order your bank holiday prescriptions early

With the bank holiday approaching on Monday 30 August, NHS Lincolnshire CCG is reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

Young people invited for their covid jab

People in Lincolnshire are being encouraged to make sure that they get their covid jab as the number of cases, in some areas, continues to rise as well as more locally.  In addition many young people who are approaching their 18th birthday (within three months of this date) are now being invited to book their […]

Dementia Services Review – Survey

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Lincolnshire County Council are currently reviewing the services available for people with dementia and their carers across the county.  We are trying to build a picture of how these services work currently and make improvements as required.  In order to support this review, we are keen to hear from […]

Is a fear of needles preventing you from getting…

Adam really wants to get vaccinated against Covid-19, but an extreme fear of needles is holding him back.

Young people urged to get jabbed as nationally 18-34…

Young people across Lincolnshire are again being urged to get their covid vaccination as soon as possible, following confirmation that 18-34 year olds accounted for one fifth of covid hospital admissions nationally last month.

Partnering with Social Change UK to find out your…

If you live in the Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe areas, we would like to find out more about your views and thoughts on the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme ‘Healthier You’ and your experiences with your own health. What you tell us will help us understand how people living in Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea […]

Covid-19 vaccination update for parents of clinically extremely vulnerable…

We appreciate that for parents with vulnerable children the increased prevalence of Covid is very worrying, and as such they will wish to get their child vaccinated as soon as possible. We are keen to do this too. At the moment we are waiting to receive the final guidance from the national vaccination team to […]

Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security…

People in Lincolnshire are being warned that, although covid case rates have dropped over the last week, this does not mean they do not to be vaccinated.

Lincolnshire Integrated Care System (ICS), Chair

We are seeking a collaborative leader to chair Lincolnshire ICS.

Younger people urged to get vaccinated against covid

Against a backdrop nationally of increasing numbers of young people with coronavirus being admitted to hospital, younger people across Lincolnshire are being urged to come forwards and get vaccinated.

July 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 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 members of the public will be able to join the meeting […]

One millionth covid vaccination given in Lincolnshire

  The Lincolnshire covid vaccination programme reached a monumental milestone today as it gave its one millionth vaccination (first and second doses combined) to a patient at the PRSA Mass Vaccination Centre, Boston.

Lincolnshire in sight of 85% vaccination target but urges…

The covid vaccination programme in Lincolnshire has all but hit its 85% target, having given well over 900,000 first and second doses to people across the county.

Heatwave: Top tips to beat the heat and stay…

  Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense and for many people spells of warmer weather are something they very much enjoy. However, for some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and young children, the summer heat can bring real health risks. That’s why we’re urging everyone […]

Survival tips for staycations and days out

Staycations and days out are once again the highlight of the British summer. So NHS Lincolnshire CCG has some top tips to help you to make the most of your time without having to worry about sunburnt shoulders or a dodgy tummy. If you’re off out over this summer follow these simple survival tips.

Late night vaccination walk-ins available at Lincolnshire Showground and…

People in Lincolnshire will be able to take advantage of late night walk-in covid vaccinations today, Thursday 15th July, until 10pm at the county’s two Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs) at PRSA, Boston, and the Lincolnshire Showground.

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place in Lincolnshire healthcare…

People visiting all healthcare settings in Lincolnshire should continue to follow additional COVID-19 safety measures after Monday 19 July.

Younger people and those in cohort 6 urged to…

As the whole country, including Lincolnshire, waits for the remaining covid restrictions to be lifted next week, people who have not yet had their vaccination are being urged to come forwards, especially those who are at higher risk from covid due to their health conditions.

Have a say in the way mental health, learning…

The NHS Trust that provides mental health, learning disability and autism services to the people of Lincolnshire is looking for members of the public to sit on its Council of Governors.

Lincolnshire closes in on 85% vaccination rate, but needs…

With just over a week to go before covid restrictions are due to be eased on 19th July, the NHS in Lincolnshire is urging anyone who hasn’t yet been vaccinated, whether first or second time, to either attend one of the walk-in opportunities across the county, or to book an appointment as soon as possible.

Unpaid carer vaccination

We are asking all unpaid adult carers to get their first and second vaccinations ideally before the 19 July when the full release from lockdown is due.

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Services available at the Lincoln Mosque…

People in Lincoln and Boston will have the chance on Saturday 10th July to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

Restoring our hospital services

Many of our patients, carers and their families will know that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on the NHS, and although COVID cases in our hospitals have now reduced we still have a lot of work to do to restore services to the same level they were before the pandemic.

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 rescue.  These seven tips can give you the super powers you need when they think it’s the end of the world.

Your county needs you – to come and get…

As we draw closer to the 19th July, the date set for easing covid restrictions currently in place, people across Lincolnshire who have not yet received a covid vaccination are being urged to come forwards quickly and get vaccinated, since the next two weeks are crucial in the race against the virus, to ensure enough […]

Lincolnshire’s Vaccination Programme – Pharmacy team support

The Pharmacy department at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has a team dedicated to supporting the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine programme across Lincolnshire. This includes myself, Andrew Baines as the Trust’s procurement lead pharmacist, the Trust’s Associate Chief Pharmacist for aseptic services, the Trust’s Chief Pharmacist, and many other pharmacy staff who worked initially […]

NHS Celebrates its 73rd Birthday – 5 July 2021

  Monday 5 July sees the NHS marking its 73rd birthday, following an unprecedented year of challenges not only for the NHS but for the country as a whole.

More walk-in vaccinations available this weekend across county

Following on from the ‘big weekend’ of vaccinations held across the country last weekend, which resulted in nearly 800 additional people across Lincolnshire receiving their covid vaccination, there will be further walk-in opportunities at sites across the county this weekend.

Get on top of head lice and nits

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is raising awareness of the treatment for head lice and nits.

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Services available at the University of…

  People in Lincoln will have the chance on Saturday 3rd July to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination.

Lincolnshire Showground Mass Vaccination Centre reaches 100,000 vaccinations

In another significant milestone for the covid vaccination programme in Lincolnshire, the Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) at the Lincolnshire Showground has recently given its 100,000th vaccination.

Blood Donations

  As we have recently celebrated World Blood day on 14 June NHS Lincolnshire CCG continues to encourage people to give blood.

June Board meeting to be held virtually

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 30 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 members of the public will be able to join the meeting […]

PRSA Mass Vaccination Centre hosts JVT and Boston United…

  The Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) at PRSA, Boston, today hosted Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, and players from Boston United Football Club, who attended for their first covid vaccinations.

Grantham vaccination centre reaches another significant vaccination milestone

Just over six weeks since it celebrated reaching 100,000 covid vaccinations, the Meres Local Vaccination Centre (LVC) in Grantham has hit another huge milestone, reaching 150,000 vaccinations.

‘Big weekend’ of vaccination activity to include more walk-in…

  As the covid vaccination programme in Lincolnshire and across the country enters the final sprint, the NHS is holding a ‘big weekend’ of vaccine-related activity, to encourage people to get vaccinated and help meet the ambition of offering everyone aged 18 or over a vaccination by 19th July.

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination bus available in Central Lincoln, Saturday…

  People in Lincoln will have the chance on Saturday 26th June to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination.

Pfizer Covid vaccination walk-in appointments available at PRSA, Boston

Walk-in covid vaccinations will be available at PRSA Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) from Tuesday 22nd until Friday 25th June inclusive, between 8am – 7pm.

AstraZeneca Covid vaccination walk-in appointments available at PRSA, Boston,…

The county’s two Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs) at PRSA, Boston, and the Lincolnshire Showground will be offering walk-in AstraZeneca covid vaccinations during w/c 21st June. Anyone aged 40 years or over will be able to attend for a first dose vaccination or a second dose if there is a minimum eight week gap since their […]

Sun safety

Spend time in the shade when the sun is strongest. In the UK, this is between 11am and 3pm from March to October. Don’t forget to take a hat, sunglasses and sun cream to keep you safe from the sun, and spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm when the sun is strongest. Apply […]

Bites and stings

Insect bites and stings are most common during the warmer summer months – they usually only cause minor irritation and clear up in a day.  In the UK you might be bitten by midges, mosquitoes, fleas, bedbugs, spiders, mites or ticks, or stung by bees, wasps and hornets.

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 […]

NHS Lincolnshire Citizens’ Panel prize winner donates £250 prize…

The NHS Lincolnshire Citizens’ Panel May prize draw winner has donated her £250 prize to her charity that provides care packages to families of newborn babies who are unexpectedly transferred out of Pilgrim Hospital.

Lincolnshire reaches 500,000 covid first dose vaccinations

Photo caption: The recipient of the 500,000th first dose vaccination was Ruth Granby, pictured (right hand side) receiving a bouquet of flowers from Rebecca Neno, Deputy Chief Nurse, NHS Lincolnshire CCG. In a significant milestone for the county, the Lincolnshire covid vaccination programme gave its 500,000th first dose vaccination last week at the PRSA Mass […]

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

  NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is backing Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, a Jo’s Trust Cervical Cancer Trust campaign, which runs from 14-20 June, urging women aged 50 onwards to attend regular screenings for cervical cancer.

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination bus available in Central Lincoln, Saturday…

  People in Lincoln will have the chance on Saturday 19th June to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination.

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.

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