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Improving Lincolnshire’s health and wellbeing

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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.

Grab a jab at one of our drop-in clinics

Walk-in opportunities available to people aged 18 and over on a ‘first come, first served’ basis as follows. *Second dose vaccinations (minimum eight week gap between first and second dose). PRSA Mass Vaccination Centre, Boston Offering Pfizer and AstraZeneca walk-ins (no individual choice of vaccine, will be administered according to JCVI guidance), first and *second […]

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.

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.

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