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Grab a jab at one of our walk-in sites

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Walk-in opportunities available to people aged 16 and over on a ‘first come, first served’ basis as follows.

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

People aged 16 and 17 currently require only one vaccination.

Booster vaccination will not be available on a walk-in basis and patients must have a confirmed appointment before attending our vaccination centres. This is so we can manage the logistics, vaccine supply and capacity at each centre.

Updated 17/09/2021

 

📍 PRSA Mass Vaccination Centre, Boston PE21 7PB Offering Pfizer and AstraZeneca walk-ins, first and second doses, 8.30am-7pm – 7 days a week.

(Please note: AstraZeneca appointments and walk-ins will only be available on Tuesdays at PRSA).

No individual choice of vaccine, will be administered according to JCVI guidance and vaccine availability.

📍 Lincolnshire Showground Mass Vaccination Centre,  Lincoln LN2 2NA Offering Pfizer and AstraZeneca walk-ins, first and second doses, 8.30am-7pm – 7 days a week.

(Please note: AstraZeneca appointments and walk-ins will only be available on Wednesdays at the Showground).

No individual choice of vaccine, will be administered according to JCVI guidance and vaccine availability.

📍 Boston Market Place Offering Pfizer first and second doses on Saturday 18th September, 8.30am-3.30pm.
📍 The Table Tennis Club, Meres Leisure Centre, Grantham NG31 7XQ Offering Pfizer and AZ walk-ins, first and second doses on Saturday 18th September, 9.30am-12pm (and every Saturday morning until the end of October).

No individual choice of vaccine, will be administered according to JCVI guidance and vaccine availability.

📍 Storehouse, Skegness PE25 1BY Offering Pfizer and AZ walk-ins, first and second doses on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September, 9am-4.30pm.
📍 Marisco Medical Practice, Mablethorpe LN12 1DP Offering Pfizer and AZ walk-ins, first and second doses on Sunday 19th September, 9am-4.30pm.

If you want to make a pre-booked appointment you can – Book an appointment online or call 119.

The roll out of the vaccination continues to be a collective effort across Lincolnshire, with people from all walks of life playing a part in making sure our communities are protected as quickly as possible.

We are proud to be part of the vaccination programme. Visit our Lincolnshire coronavirus vaccine programme website  to find out more.

Lunch and Learn Sessions – HOLD THE DATES | Monday 4th – Friday 8th October 2021

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HOLD THE DATES:

Lunch and Learn Sessions – Monday 4th – Friday 8th October 2021, 13:00 – 13:30

Come and join us on our Lunch and Learn sessions:

  • Monday ‘Introduction to ICON’ – Dr S Smith
  • Tuesday ‘Ellis Story’
  • Wednesday TBC
  • Thursday TBC
  • Friday ‘ Q and A ’

All sessions are to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Joining instructions to follow.

What ICON Stands For

ICON is all about helping people who care for babies to cope with crying.
ICON stands for ….

* I – Infant crying is normal

* C –Comforting methods can help

* O – It’s OK to walk away

* N – Never, ever shake a baby

Speak to someone if you need support such as your family, friends, Midwife, GP or Health Visitor.

Covid vaccinations for healthy 12-15 year olds & Booster vaccination programme

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 home schooled or excluded will receive confirmation of how to access vaccinations shortly. We are liaising closely with the education department at Lincolnshire County Council to ensure we minimise disruption to education.

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Integrated Neighbourhood Working in Boston and the Surrounding Area

 

Neighbourhood working logoIntegrated 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.

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Thrive Academy Weekly Update

Hi everyone,

We hope you enjoyed the Shapes Masterclass last week on ‘How to manage stress and anxiety’.  Don’t worry if you missed it as you can watch the replay on the Thrive Academy website (just scroll to the bottom).

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

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NHS111 online

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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 Treatment Centre; a GP practice, a pharmacy, or emergency dental services. How good is that?  Saves time in waiting areas or sitting on the end of a phone!

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HFMA bitesize courses

There are a number of HFMA bitesize courses which are available free of charge to NHS staff in England.  These are relevant for both Non Finance and Finance employees.

Please email janet.bouch@nhs.net if you would like to be registered to do the courses.  All Finance staff have already been registered.

The courses can be accessed via your My ESR.

Please see the link below for more details

HFMA Free Online Learning (skillsdevelopmentnetwork.com)

A BETTER WAY Suicide Prevention and Happier Living for Men in Lincolnshire Campaign launches support directory, one-to-one sessions and more

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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.

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Thrive Academy September Newsletter

Welcome to September!

As autumn and the start of the academic year are upon us many will have had a rest or pause over the summer or hopefully have one coming up soon. Taking that rest or pause or having a change of scenery is really important for our well being as many of you will know even if that is for minutes, hours or days. It allows us to repair, reflect, process and gear up for the next activity.

The Thrive Academy can be one way to create this opportunity to pause by attending one of our  live, facilitated wellbeing sessions in which we give guidance, relief and support to you as members.

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Flippin’ Pain Community Outreach Tour | 12th-17th September 2021

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This September, Flippin’ Pain will embark on a world first Community Outreach Tour, right here in Lincolnshire. Renowned Pain Champions made up of pain scientists, healthcare professionals and patient advocates and keen cyclists, will be hopping on their bikes to take part in a peloton tour covering the length and breadth of the county. They will deliver the messages of the campaign to the people that need them most, via an array of free to attend public events.

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People aged 39 and under warned of long covid risks and urged to come forwards for their vaccination

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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.

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Data Security Awareness (Information Governance) e-learning training

As you will be aware, all staff are required to complete Data Security Awareness (Information Governance) e-learning training on an annual basis. All staff are required to complete this training during the current financial year by no later than 31st March 2022 in order to support the CCGs Data Security and Protection Toolkit submission.

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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.

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August Board meeting to be held virtually

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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 virtually.

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New Strengthen and Lengthen 6 week course provided by Pilates by April Moon

It’s live! Pilates with April Moon is proud to present strengthen & lengthen.

Is your job is giving you aches & pains, bad posture and a weak core? It’s perfect for hairdressers, teachers, beauticians, golfers, nurses, carers, gardeners, waitresses, the list is endless!

Or maybe you just want to work on strengthening your joints or gain flexibility?

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Grab a Jab weekend – Lincolnshire Update

16-17 year olds Covid vaccine

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 this weekend.

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16 and 17 year olds now offered Covid vaccinations

16-17 year oldsNHS 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 anyone over the age of 16 is invited to just simply turn up. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered on a first come first served basis and at busy times it may be necessary for you to wait.

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Thrive Academy – What’s On Next Week

Hi all,

Here’s a reminder to book your place on the next Shapes Masterclass on 6 September on ‘How to manage stress and anxiety’, in which we give you practical tips on building your resilience and easy self-care wins.

Also next week we have the second sessions of Mindful Pause and Time to Pause. There are still some places left, just click on the links below to take you to the booking page.

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ULHT Partner Leadership Behaviours Survey

Dear Colleagues

ULHT are working hard to improve our culture and leadership behaviours and we have signed up to the NHSE/I Culture and Leadership programme to help us to do that.

As our system colleagues, we would value your honest opinion, so if you could spare 10 minutes or so of your valuable time to help us that would be much appreciated.

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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 vaccination appointment via the National Booking System (NBS) or by calling 119.

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