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Improving Lincolnshire’s health and wellbeing

NHS Lincolnshire CCG has transferred to the new NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB). Please now visit www.lincolnshire.icb.nhs.uk

Accessing GP Services – Digital health in Primary Care…

Across the county of Lincolnshire, there are over 800,000 people registered for healthcare services with their local GP practice. Of those 800,000 people, only 10% of those are registered for […]

What are you waiting for – get vaccinated NOW!

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is raising awareness of the need to get a covid vaccination to give yourself the maximum protection from the Omicron variant, which is being reported in some […]

New Year resolution tips from your local NHS

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging everyone to put wellbeing at the top of their New Year resolutions list and stay fit and healthy using some simple and effective health tips.

Give yourself a break from alcohol this January

January is a time when many of us want to give our body a break and start looking after our health again and NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging people to […]

People needing a vaccination encouraged to take advantage of…

Despite having already given more than 440,000 booster vaccinations (440,008 as of close of play 30th December), the NHS in Lincolnshire has significant capacity available to vaccinate people and is […]

Immunosuppressed and other clinically vulnerable people asked to come…

With the push to get everyone aged 18 and over (16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk of getting seriously ill from covid) boosted […]

More covid vaccination pop-ups next week in Lincoln, Spalding…

Following on from the success of the covid vaccination ‘pop-ups’ held in Lincoln this week, three further pop-ups, which allow people to walk-in for their covid vaccination on a ‘first […]

Covid vaccination teams here for you, come and get…

With just two days to go until Christmas, the NHS in Lincolnshire is urging people to get boosted as soon as possible.

Lincoln pop-up covid walk-in sessions available Wednesday and Thursday

In an effort to encourage more people in Lincoln to ‘get boosted’, a series of ‘pop-up’ covid walk-in sessions will be held in the city over the next two days […]

Meres Vaccination Centre gives 250,000 covid vaccination

The 250,000th covid vaccination administered by K2 Healthcare – across The Meres, the pop-up services it runs in the Sleaford area, care homes and housebound people – was given to […]

Shuttle bus service to support vaccination booster jab take-up…

A free shuttle bus service is being introduced in both Lincoln and Boston, to transport people up to the Lincolnshire Showground and the Princess Royal Sports Arena Mass Vaccination Centres […]

Don’t miss your chance to have your say on…

NHS Lincolnshire CCG is encouraging county residents to share their thoughts about the future of four services via a questionnaire and live and virtual events. A 12-week public consultation on […]

Get ‘boosted’ now to reduce your chances of spending…

People across Lincolnshire are being strongly urged to ‘get boosted’ before Christmas, in response to the exceptionally quick spread of the Omicron covid variant.

Lincolnshire covid vaccination programme extended to support everyone aged…

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday that everyone aged 18 and over will have the opportunity to book a covid booster by the end of December, the NHS in […]

Two GP practices in the centre of Lincoln could…

Newark Road Surgery and Portland Medical Practice are encouraging patients registered at the practices to share their views. Patients can do this by completing our questionnaire, we are also holding […]

Vaccinations are the best protection this winter

With the announcement that over the coming days some restrictions are being re-introduced it is now more important than ever to come forward for your vaccination whether it be a […]

Don’t Miss the Chance to Have Your Say!

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 […]

Is prevention better than cure? by Tracy Pilcher, Director…

In England, around 10,000 patients are in hospital who don’t need to be there but can’t or haven’t been discharged. The impact of this is often felt in A&E departments […]

Don’t get caught out by a cold snap –…

GPs in Lincolnshire are urging people with long-term health issues to keep medicine cabinets fully stocked – and don’t leave themselves at the mercy of the fast-changing winter weather.

Good health isn’t just physical by Nick Harwood, Associate…

“It’s often quoted that one in four of us will have mental health issues in our lifetime but the pandemic has tested that statistic, with the proportion of adults experiencing […]

Do you know your clinician in the community? By…

Recently pharmacies and GP practices have been collaborating to help patients and improve access to healthcare advice and medicines.  This is great for patients who are likely to be seen […]

When it’s urgent but not an emergency by Dr…

“As we all emerge from the pandemic we continue to help those patients that are in need of urgent care and for a number of reasons this group of patients […]

Order your bank holiday prescriptions early

With the Christmas and New Year bank holidays approaching, NHS Lincolnshire CCG is reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time. This year the Christmas bank holiday […]

NHS in Lincolnshire getting cranked up for extension of…

With the news on Monday this week that covid boosters are to be extended to people aged 18-39, NHS Lincolnshire CCG is asking for people’s patience as the covid programme […]

You have until 23 December to tell us what…

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) began a formal consultation exercise on the future of four NHS services on the 30th September. This 12-week public consultation runs until the 23rd […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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