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Improving Lincolnshire’s health and wellbeing

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Give Life, Give Blood this Christmas

As we approach the festive season, NHS Lincolnshire CCG is reminding people of the importance of giving blood particularly at this time of year.

Mass Vaccination Centre at PRSA, Boston to close early…

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 […]

Lincolnshire covid booster programme continues to go from strength…

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.

November Board meeting to be held virtually

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 […]

Highlights from the Flippin’ Pain Community Outreach Tour 2021

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.

Vaccination programme extended to include second doses for 16…

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 […]

New Chief Executive appointed to the Integrated Care Board

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.

Lincolnshire Young Voices presents their communication resource: ‘A Rough…

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 NHS trust determined to get men talking about…

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.

People in Lincolnshire urged to take advantage of ‘evergreen’…

Anyone eligible is being urged to get their covid vaccination as infections in the midlands region are rising above the national average.

World Diabetes Day – NHS Diabetes advice and support…

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 […]

Lincolnshire’s residents encouraged to get involved in NHS public…

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 […]

The importance of the Flu Vaccine

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 […]

Immunosuppressed people in Lincolnshire reminded to come forwards for…

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.

Your practice team is here is help you

Lincolnshire’s general practices are working hard to assess patient’s needs and deal with them in the best way possible as quickly as possible.

Health chiefs issue warning as childhood respiratory infections rise…

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.

Have you downloaded the NHS App?

The NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet, including the NHS COVID Pass. Download it now!

Think NHS 111 online first

This November, NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on NHS 111 online.

Lincolnshire passes through 100,000 booster milestone

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).

Two new covid vaccination sites open in Spalding and…

In a boost for the county’s ongoing covid vaccination programme, two new pharmacies offering covid vaccinations have opened in Spalding and Pinchbeck.

Parents/guardians reminded about ‘pop-up’ vaccination sessions available for 12-15s…

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.

Raising Awareness of Stress

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 […]

A very Happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas 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 […]

YourVoice@healthwatch discusses Community Wellbeing on Wednesday 03 November 2021…

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.

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 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 […]

Your Local Pharmacy Can Help this ‘Ask Your Pharmacist’…

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.

Vaccinations available for 12-15s during half-term at Lincolnshire ‘pop-up’…

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.

October Board meeting to be held virtually

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 […]

Lincolnshire NHS Stroke Service crowned national winners

The Lincolnshire Stroke Service has been crowned winners of a national award which recognises quality improvements in how services are delivered to patients.

People reminded about the importance of getting vital flu…

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.

Shuttle bus service to support vaccine take-up in Lincoln

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.

Lincolnshire Young Voices Develop new e-learning programme

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 in Lincolnshire urged to get vital flu and…

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 Interim…

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 […]

Have your say on future services at Cliff House…

Patients of a GP practice in Lincoln are being encouraged to get involved in an engagement exercise to shape how services could be delivered from the practice in the future.

LINCOLNSHIRE’S RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO GET INVOVLED IN NHS PUBLIC…

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.  […]

Better Health – Every Mind Matters ‘What works for…

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 […]

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.

Immunosuppressed people in Lincolnshire urged to come forwards for…

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October, in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer.

Launch of public consultation on the future of four…

  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 […]

Struck down by a stomach bug? Take care and…

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.

NHS Lincolnshire raising awareness of infant crying and how…

“Babies cry, you can cope!” that’s the key message from the NHS in Lincolnshire, as they promote lifesaving messages to parents.

Migraine prevention and recovery

Migraines affect eight million people in the UK, and the World Health Organisation has rated migraines among the most disabling lifetime conditions.

Are you making the most of your local community…

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging people to speak to their local community pharmacy to get the medical attention they need for minor illnesses for World Pharmacists Day on Saturday 25 September.

September Board meeting to be held virtually

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 […]

Covid booster campaign launches in Lincolnshire, immunosuppressed people asked…

Wednesday 22nd September was another significant milestone for the covid vaccination programme in Lincolnshire, with the launch of covid booster vaccinations.

CCG asking local people for their views on The…

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 want your views on future services at The…

  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

No Excuse for Abuse

NHS organisations across Lincolnshire are teaming up to launch their new ‘No Excuse for Abuse’ campaign, hoping to put an end to the abuse staff can endure while simply doing their job.

SMOKERS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PART IN STOPTOBER AS THEY…

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.

Look out for problems during Eye Health Week

National Eye Health Week runs from 20 to 26 September, and local health professionals are recommending that residents check if they are due for a sight test.

CCG to hold its Annual Public Meeting virtually on…

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.

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.

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.

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