Unfortunately, due to problems with the heating at our Mass Vaccination Centre at PRSA, Boston, we have had to close the site early today. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, however, we do plan to be open again tomorrow, Tuesday 30th November. If you had an appointment for your covid vaccination this afternoon, Monday 29th […]
Following on from last week’s announcement that the covid booster programme was to be extended to all adults aged 40-49, the rollout of the vaccination programme goes from strength to strength in Lincolnshire, with 211,417 people having had their booster jab to-date.
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 24th 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 members of the public will be able to join the meeting […]
Between the 12th-17th September a team of healthcare professionals, pain scientists and people who live with chronic pain completed a week-long roadshow across Lincolnshire to engage local communities and share valuable information about persistent pain with some of the 30-50% of the county’s population believed to be affected by it.
In a further boost to the covid vaccination programme in Lincolnshire and across the country, the government announced earlier this week that all adults aged 40 to 49 will be offered a covid booster vaccination six months after their second dose, and young people aged 16 to 17 should be offered a second dose of […]
John Turner has been appointed as the new Designate Chief Executive Officer of the NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB), due to be established in April 2022.
On Wednesday 10 November, Lincolnshire Young Voices presented their new training resource: ‘A Rough Guide to Not Putting Your Foot It’ at the Designated Clinical Officer / Designated Medical Officer Regional Network Meeting, which was attended by Lorraine Mulroney the National Lead for SEND.
Lincolnshire’s mental health trust is working hard to stop men in the county suffering with their mental health in silence. November is recognised as Men’s Health Awareness Month and looks to raise awareness of specific types of male cancer, as well as promoting mental wellbeing.
Anyone eligible is being urged to get their covid vaccination as infections in the midlands region are rising above the national average.
NHS Lincolnshire CCG is supporting World Diabetes Day on 14 November 2021. 2020 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 […]
A series of virtual and face to face public consultation events continue this week. We are encouraging people across Lincolnshire to get involved and share their views on proposals for change to four NHS services in the county. People joining the events will have the opportunity to ask questions as they hear from clinicians who […]
Rebecca Neno, Director of Covid and Influenza Vaccination Programmes, NHS Lincolnshire CCG shares the importance of getting the flu vaccine to protect yourself and others against flu this autumn/winter. Many adults, most children and all pregnant women are eligible for a free flu vaccine. Watch the video below ⬇️ Find out who is eligible and […]
People in Lincolnshire who are immunosuppressed are once again being strongly encouraged to come forwards for their third primary dose of the covid vaccination by the NHS in the county.
We’re seeing an increase in severe respiratory illness in children as restrictions ease and people mix more, with cases higher than usual for this time of year and further increases expected over winter months.
The covid booster campaign in Lincolnshire has surpassed 100,000 vaccinations just weeks after launch, with more than 108,000 booster vaccinations given (3rd November).
In a boost for the county’s ongoing covid vaccination programme, two new pharmacies offering covid vaccinations have opened in Spalding and Pinchbeck.
Following on from a successful series of ‘pop-up’ covid vaccination sessions held during half-term week for 12-15 year-olds at the county’s two Mass Vaccination Centres, the NHS in Lincolnshire is reminding parents/guardians that there will be further such pop-ups held over the coming weekends.
NHS Lincolnshire CCG is joining the UK in spreading the word about National Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday 3 November 2021. Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure and, coupled with mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, it is the reason for one in five visits to […]
Diwali will be celebrated by different faith communities on 4th November this year. The date varies each year according to the night of the full moon and celebrations can last up to a week. Diwali is often described as the “festival of lights”. The name of the festival comes from the Sanskrit word Dipavali, meaning […]
Healthwatch Lincolnshire presents its latest YourVoice@healthwatch event on Wednesday 03 November 2021 and in a welcome return this will take place as a face-to-face public event, with all encouraged to attend. The event will take place at Boston United Football Club, Jakemans Community Stadium, Boston between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm.
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 five years earlier than women, and for reasons that […]
NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging people to use their local pharmacy during national Ask Your Pharmacist Week, which runs from 1 – 8 November. The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘your local pharmacy can help’, raising awareness of the variety of problems to which community pharmacy has solutions.
The NHS in Lincolnshire is offering children aged 12-15 the opportunity to get their covid vaccination at a series of ‘pop-up’ sessions being held at the county’s two Mass Vaccination Centres during half-term.
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th 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 members of the public will be able to join the meeting […]
The Lincolnshire Stroke Service has been crowned winners of a national award which recognises quality improvements in how services are delivered to patients.
Lincolnshire people are being reminded about the importance of having their covid booster and flu vaccination, in anticipation of a winter season where both covid and flu will circulate together at the same time.
A free shuttle bus service is being introduced in Lincoln to support students and people who can’t easily get up to the Lincolnshire Showground for their vaccinations.
Saturday, 16 October saw members of Lincolnshire Young Voices and the creative agency, Bad Shoes, recording the voice overs for their new e-learning programme called A Rough Guide – to not putting your foot in it.
People across the county are being urged to have their flu and covid booster vaccinations ahead of the first winter where covid and Flu circulate fully at the same time. Research shows those infected with both viruses are more than twice as likely to die as someone with covid alone.
The NHS in Lincolnshire is pleased to confirm that Elaine Baylis QPM has agreed to remain in her role of Interim Chair of Lincolnshire’s Integrated Care System (ICS), continuing the effective arrangements already in place as Lincolnshire’s NHS continues to successfully establish its Integrated Care Board. Following a joint recruitment process Lincolnshire Integrated Care System […]
People across Lincolnshire will have the opportunity this week to further get involved in the recently launched public consultation relating to four of Lincolnshire’s NHS services. A series of face to face events begin this week, giving people the chance to hear from clinicians and other NHS figures about the proposals within the public consultation. […]
The impact and experience of the past 18 months has been difficult for us all. That’s why it’s so important to look after our mental health and wellbeing. Better Health-Every Mind Matters have launched a campaign to support the nation’s mental wellbeing, showing the little things we can all do and how these can make […]
People in Lincolnshire who are immunosuppressed are being strongly encouraged to come forwards for their third primary dose of the covid vaccination by the NHS in the county.
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has today begun a formal consultation exercise on the future of four local hospital services. This 12 week public consultation is our biggest public consultation to date and will enable people from across the county to have their say on how these services might be delivered in the […]
When it comes to sickness and diarrhoea, no-one likes it when you overshare – particularly if that means spreading a virus around. That’s why people in Lincolnshire are being urged to look after others as well as themselves if they are unfortunate enough to be laid low with a nasty stomach bug.
“Babies cry, you can cope!” that’s the key message from the NHS in Lincolnshire, as they promote lifesaving messages to parents.
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that its next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 29th 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 members of the public will be able to join the meeting […]
Wednesday 22nd September was another significant milestone for the covid vaccination programme in Lincolnshire, with the launch of covid booster vaccinations.
NHS Lincolnshire CCG is asking people in Boston for their views on the primary care services at The Sidings Medical Practice, Boston, which are currently provided by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) under a caretaking contract, which is due to end on the 30 June 2022.
We will be holding a patient engagement event to give patients an opportunity to shape services that are provided as part of the new contract. You are invited to compete our survey by 10/10/2021. You can complete the survey online or paper copies are available in the practice. Survey link
Stoptober is back to launch its 10th mass quit attempt on 1st October, calling on smokers in England to join the 2.3 million others who have made a quit attempt with the campaign since it launched a decade ago in 2012.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and in keeping with its recent Board meetings, NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will hold its Annual Public Meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams, on Wednesday, 22nd September at 5pm.
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 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 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.
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.
There are still more than 49,000 people in Lincolnshire aged 18-39 who have not come forwards for a covid vaccination.
Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding eligible older patients to get the shingles vaccine to help prevent the painful infection.
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.
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
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 […]
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
A free shuttle bus service is being introduced in Lincoln to transport people up to the Lincolnshire Showground for their 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
People visiting all healthcare settings in Lincolnshire should continue to follow additional COVID-19 safety measures after Monday 19 July.
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.
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.
People in Lincoln and Boston will have the chance on Saturday 10th July to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.
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.