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LCFS Counter fraud mailbox

Dear employees,

We have recently identified some technical issues with our counter fraud mailbox that may have had an impact on receipt of your recent emails. This issue is now resolved. However, if you have recently sent an email to uk_counterfraud@pwc.com and have received either no response or had a delivery failure notification, please resend the email and we will do our best to respond to you as quickly as possible.

We would like to apologise for the disruption in our service but can assure you that we are fully functioning again and looking forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Your counter fraud team

August Newsletter – Thrive Academy Lincolnshire

Welcome to August!

As restrictions lift many of us are experiencing the changes that might be happening around us as well as our rising rates of Covid-19. For many there are mixed emotions and still real uncertainty about our own health, our loved ones, the economy and what the future might hold.

The Thrive Academy brings an opportunity to attend live facilitated wellbeing sessions to give guidance and relief and support to its members. Here’s an outline of what’s coming this month as well as links to book any of the sessions.

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Grab a jab at one of our drop-in clinics

Grab A Jab

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 doses, 8am-7pm. 7 days a week.

*Second dose vaccinations (minimum eight week gap between first and second dose)

📍 Lincolnshire Showground Mass Vaccination Centre Offering Pfizer and AstraZeneca walk-ins (no individual choice of vaccine, will be administered according to JCVI guidance), first and *second doses, 8.15am-7pm. 7 days a week.

*Second dose vaccinations (minimum eight week gap between first and second dose)

📍 Storehouse, Skegness Offering Pfizer walk-ins, first and *second doses, 1pm-4.30pm Friday 30th July.

And AstraZeneca walk-ins, first and *second doses, 8.30am-12.30pm Friday 30th July and 8.30am-2.30pm Saturday 31st July.

*Second dose vaccinations (minimum eight week gap between first and second dose)

📍 Springfields Events and Conference Centre, Spalding (PE12 6ET)  Offering Pfizer and AstraZeneca, first and *second doses, 12pm – 8pm Friday 30th July.

*Second dose vaccinations (minimum eight week gap between first and second dose)

📍 John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough Offering Pfizer and AstraZeneca, first and *second doses, 9am-1pm Saturday 31st July.

*Second dose vaccinations (minimum eight week gap between first and second dose)

📍 Marisco Medical Practice, Mablethorpe Offering AstraZeneca walk-ins, first and *second doses, 9am-12.30pm Sunday 1st August, and Pfizer walk-ins, first and *second doses 1pm-4.30pm Sunday 1st August.

*Second dose vaccinations (minimum eight week gap between first and second dose)

Pre-book your vaccination

You can also book your vaccination appointment via the National Booking System, online at nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccination or call 119.

Stamford – we are also pleased to confirm that vaccinations are now available in Stamford, in the former VW garage opposite Morrisons.  Appointments are available online at nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccination or call 119.

Updated 27/07/2021

Phase 1 arrangements – Limited return to the office

Dear Colleagues,

As you will be aware the Government lifted many national restrictions on 19 July 2021.  You will also be aware that the CCG, together with colleagues from the staff engagement team have been working on arrangements for a limited return to the office for August and September based on a rota system. We have called this Phase 1.

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Heatwave: Top tips to beat the heat and stay safe in the sun

Out in the sun

 

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 to keep an eye on those you know who may be at risk.

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Thrive Academy Lincolnshire – Mindfulness and Wellbeing Sessions Update

Hi everyone,

We hope you are doing well as the month is flying by.

Thrive Academy is a place for YOU, to focus on your wellbeing. It is a programme of monthly online webinars, practical sessions and training for all staff in health and social care in Lincolnshire to help you feel calmer, beat stress and burnout and work well.

Here’s the highlights of next week’s Thrive Academy programme – we’ve still got some places left so reserve your spot now!

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Save the date: Practitioner learning event – What have we learnt from Safeguarding Adult Reviews?

Dear Partners,

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) Significant Incident Review Group – Adults (SIRGA) is holding a learning event on 12th October 2021, 10am – 11.30am via Microsoft Teams. Registration and MS Teams link to follow.

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SPAM email alert!

We are aware of a ‘SPAM’ email that people have been receiving titled “13th July 2021”. As with all SPAM or emails from a source you do not know, please delete the email and empty your Deleted Items folder. It is important you do not click on any attachments or links which may be included; if this is the case please call the Service Desk immediately.

You can report the incident to NHS Mail by forwarding the SPAM email to spamreports@nhs.net

Younger people and those in cohort 6 urged to come forwards for vaccination and help with county’s final push

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.

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Lincolnshire closes in on 85% vaccination rate, but needs your help

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.

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Fraud Alert – Calls from “matching” mobile phone numbers

Scam calls

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning the public to be vigilant of scam calls that appear to be coming from numbers similar to their own. Commonly, the first seven digits (07nnnnn) match the victim’s own number. The calls impersonate well-known government organisations, or law enforcement agencies, and will ask the recipient of the call to “press 1” in order to speak with an advisor, or police officer, about unpaid fines or police warrants.

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Lincolnshire Safeguarding Team Newsletter – July 2021 Issue: 18

Heart handsDear Colleagues,

Welcome to the 18th edition of the Safeguarding Teams newsletter. Our aim is to keep you updated on our priorities over the coming year and share up to date safeguarding information or reminders to help you in your day to day roles.

Contents:

  • Was Not Brought/Did Not Attend Guidance
  • Lincolnshire Mental Health Adviser Helpline
  • Domestic Abuse Newsletter
  • Safeguarding Report Requests from Children Services
  • Prevent Newsletter 2021

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WANTED – Stewards and volunteers for COVID-19 mobile vaccination/drop-in clinics

Over the next couple of weeks, we have a number of COVID-19 mobile vaccination/drop-in clinics, as well as engagement events taking place at venues in Lincoln, Boston and Spalding.

The mobile vaccination service/walk-ins have proved extremely popular with our patients.

As part of this, as well as sourcing stewards and volunteers, we are writing to ask if there are any staff who would be available and might like to help provide additional staffing to our team please.  The details, including a brief description of the roles, are enclosed below:-

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Your county needs you – to come and get vaccinated

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 of us have been vaccinated and to keep us all safe.

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Lincolnshire’s Vaccination Programme – Pharmacy team support

Andrew Baines - Procurement lead pharmacistThe 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 at the hospital vaccination hubs to deliver the staff vaccination programme.

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More walk-in vaccinations available this weekend across county

Grab A Jab

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.

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

Grab A Jab

 

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.

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