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

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Notice of close down of NHS Lincolnshire CCG

On 1 July 2022  – NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will close down and the functions of the CCG transferred to a new NHS organisation, known as NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board. The new organisation will be responsible for NHS spend and the day-to-day running of the NHS in Lincolnshire.

Therefore, NHS Lincolnshire CCG no longer exists and the responsibilities of the CCG, have transferred to the new NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB).

These changes take place under the new Health and Care Act 2022, which amongst other things aims to tackle health inequalities and create safer, more joined-up services that will put the health and care system on a more sustainable footing. There will be no changes to how local residents access NHS frontline services in Lincolnshire as part of these changes.

From 1 July if you visit this website, you will be re-directed to the new ICB website – www.lincolnshire.icb.nhs.uk

Boston GP surgeries commit their support to the armed forces

In honour of Armed Forces Day, Saturday 25th June, a group of GP surgeries in Boston have shown their support to the armed forces by signing up to The Armed Forces Covenant.

Boston’s Primary Care Network (PCN) signed the Covenant on 24th of May 2022 as their commitment to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

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Equality Impact Assessment Training (EIA)

The aim of the this training is to enable staff to learn about the What and the Why of EIAs and complete EIAs more confidently as part of their roles.  Staff will be guided through the EIA template, guidance and checklist and examples/scenarios will be used to support their learning.

Training available on the following dates:-

  • Thursday 14 July,  9.30 – 11.30
  • Tuesday 13 September, 1.30 – 3.30
  • Wednesday 16 November, 9.30 – 11.30

If you wish to book a place, please contact the team at agcsu.equality@nhs.net with your name, and session you are interested in attending.

Now that summer is here, don’t forget your covid vaccination

Now that the summer – and some decent weather – has finally arrived, people’s thoughts are turning towards holidays and downtime, but they are being reminded that it’s not too late to get their covid vaccination.

In Lincolnshire, the NHS vaccination teams are still operating around the county, with a particular focus on pop-up walk-in vaccination sessions, that allow people to simply turn up – without an appointment – and get their covid vaccination.

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NHS in Lincolnshire to contribute to NHS green savings equivalent to half a million fewer cars on the road

As the UK marks Clean Air Day (16th June), Lincolnshire’s NHS Green Plans are set to play their part in helping the NHS cut more than 1m tonnes of C02 emissions in the next three years – the equivalent of taking 520,000 cars off the road.

One of more than 200 new green plans put forward by NHS trusts across England, the plans by the NHS in Lincolnshire set out how they will reduce their environmental impact and help the NHS reach net zero by 2040.

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NHS teams across Lincolnshire are thanked as part of the new National Healthcare Estates and Facilities Day

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NHS estates and facilities teams across the county are being thanked for all of their hard work today (Wednesday 15th June), during the first national day to recognise the vital role they play in keeping the NHS running.

Made up of over 1,000 staff, the NHS estates and facilities teams work across NHS organisations in Lincolnshire, providing a wide range of vital support and services.

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Developing Aspirant Leaders programme – cohort 2 | webinar 17 June 2022

Developing Aspirant Leaders programme - Samukeliso Sibanda

Developing Aspirant Leaders programme – cohort 2
17 June 2022
10.00 – 11.15am Teams meeting

NHS England and NHS Improvement (Midlands) is about to open applications for its Developing Aspirant Leaders Programme (DAL) – cohort 2.

This innovative programme supports ethnic minority nurses and midwives aspiring towards a senior leadership role.

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Top Ten Tips for Carers

Support is available for carers in Lincolnshire

Whether you are caring for an older relative or helping someone recover from an illness you probably feel the effects of carers’ stress. Stress is a normal part of the caregiving experience. It comes from the conflicting demands you face, the emotional drain of helping someone who may not “get better”, the pressure to give up activities you enjoy and the restrictions placed on your time. If you also work or manage other family responsibilities, the compounded stress can be overwhelming.

 

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Cultural Intelligence (CQ®) Masterclass workshop places available – 29th June 2022

Cultural Intelligence (CQ®) is a globally recognised way of assessing and improving effectiveness in culturally diverse situations. Cultural Intelligence (CQ®) goes beyond existing approaches of cultural sensitivity, unconscious bias, and cultural awareness and sets out the skills, abilities, and capabilities that individuals and organisations need to successfully and respectfully work with difference and diversity to become skilled intentional inclusive leaders.

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Congratulations to Becky Pinder!

Becky PinderWe would like to extend our Congratulations to Becky Pinder on successful completion of the Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) Training Programme.

As a qualified PNA, Becky now has the opportunity to put in practice her newly acquired skills to deliver restorative clinical supervision to fellow colleagues and teams to help build a resilient workforce and support delivery of quality of care.

Becky’s dedication and commitment to the nursing profession in undertaking this programme, which will undoubtedly have a far-reaching impact.

Once again, very many congratulations on your achievement.

Making the most of the outdoors this Jubilee Bank Holiday?

During the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend many parents will be making the most of the outdoors.  If your children are like most, they are probably chasing each other around the garden using more energy than you can muster.  But with all that energy and excitement flowing there’s bound to be a fall, scrape or even a bump to the head, so it’s best to be prepared!

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How to stay well when you’re on holiday this Jubilee bank holiday

With the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend approaching many families are planning to have a break in one of the UK’s holiday hotspots or to stay with family or friends in another part of the country.

Happily, most holidays go to plan, but it’s worth knowing what to do if one of your group falls ill whilst you are away.

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Plan ahead if you’re going away this Jubilee Bank Holiday

We all look forward to a long weekend over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.  For many of us, it’s a time to catch up with family and friends, do a spot of DIY or even head to the coast.  For those of us with a long term condition, such as asthma, diabetes, COPD or cardiovascular disease, a little preparation goes a long way.

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People in Lincolnshire urged to act now to prevent Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes - Know your risk

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 23 – 29 May. According to the National Diabetes Audit, there were 48,325 people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in Lincolnshire in 2020.

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Staff consultation update

We wanted to update you on the outcome of the consultation on the transfer of staff from the CCG to NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) from 1 July 2022.

During the consultation process, which ran from 11 April to 9 May, we did not receive any feedback from colleagues on the formal transfer.

This means that everyone who is employed by the CCG will lift and shift their employment to the ICB on 1 July, in line with the Employment Commitment.

With over 140 attendees all teams were represented at the recent virtual staff consultation events!

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We want your views on ICB Branding Concepts

We would like to hear staff views on the new Integrated Care Board branding concepts. Please click on the link below to view design options and select your preferred choice. We have also included a free text box for you to provide additional comments or suggestions on the designs.

Please click here 👉 https://nhslincolnshire.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Mtx43LQhWBxoqO

Alternatively, would you like to see something else in terms of potential branding concepts – we are happy to receive comments/suggestions.

Please give us your feedback by 5pm on Friday 20th May 2022.

Many thanks for getting involved.

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Thrive Academy – Weekly update

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Hello everyone,

How are you and your teams coping as spring moves towards summer?  Our May theme is around Coaching tips to help you support your team. Becky Balzano’s short video on the Thrive Academy webpage HERE (scroll down to the monthly theme section) talks about how you can empower your team to be more autonomous so that you can avoid doing everything and becoming overworked.

If you missed last week’s Shapes Masterclass on ‘How to get some rest and headspace’ with Dr Rachel Morris, you can also find this video on the Thrive Academy page for a few more days, just underneath all the May workshop dates.

Here’s what’s coming up in your Thrive Academy programme over the next couple of weeks:

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ShinyMind Wellbeing App

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What is the ShinyMind App?

The ShinyMind App is a uniquely interactive tool designed specifically for NHS staff that improves wellbeing, resilience and teamwork. It’s proven to help reduce the stress and anxiety of everyday life, leaving people feel happier and more productive. The app’s foundation is built on a blend of science and research carried out by leadership psychotherapists into what makes people feel better, their teams work better and ultimately sees organisations perform better.

The Mindset Resilience programme has helped over 2000 NHS staff deal with the pressures they face, and to help look after their wellbeing and resilience. The Resilience Masterclass has proven to reduce stress and anxiety related sickness absence.

The Shiny Mind app is fully funded by Lincolnshire Training Hub and is available free of charge to ALL Lincolnshire-based NHS staff.

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Thrive Academy – Weekly update

Thrive Academy logo

Hello everyone,

Hopefully you are all able to enjoy a bit more time outdoors with nature as May continues to deliver mild spring weather for us! Our May theme is around Coaching tips to help you support your team. Becky Balzano’s short video on the Thrive Academy webpage HERE (scroll down to the monthly theme section) talks about how you can empower your team to be more autonomous so that you can avoid doing everything and becoming overworked.

If you missed last month’s Shapes Masterclass on ‘How to support your colleagues without burning out yourself’, you can also find this video on the Thrive Academy page for a few more days, just underneath all the May workshop dates.

Here’s what’s coming up in your Thrive Academy programme over the next couple of weeks:

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Enjoy Reading? Join the LCCG virtual BOOK CLUB!

Book

We meet virtually once a month – 3rd Thursday of the month.

Time: 12 noon – 1pm.

Join colleagues who enjoy a read – Have a tea and a chat about the book and more…

All members read the same book and share their thoughts.

Reading list provided – members source their own books (library, e-books, 2nd hand book shops)

Recommend your best reads to members.

Any questions please just ask – Cathy Gretton cathy.gretton@nhs.net

Lincolnshire Join Dementia Research Advocate Programme Launch Event | Wednesday 18th May 2022, 1-3pm

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On 18th May 2022 1pm – 3pm we are holding a virtual event via Microsoft Teams to launch the Lincolnshire Join Dementia Research Advocate pilot open to Health and Social care staff, and organisations. This is the first Advocate programme nationally and is unique to Lincolnshire, forming part of the LincsJDR300 initiative that Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Research Department opened in 2021.

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The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year is Loneliness

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Loneliness affects millions of people in the UK every year and is a key driver of poor mental health.

The Mental Health Foundation’s research has found that loneliness has been exacerbated by the pandemic. The Foundation has been tracking loneliness levels in the UK during the pandemic and found the experience has been much higher with devastating impact.

Loneliness has been an important factor contributing to higher levels of distress, resulting from people’s sense of isolation and reduced ability to connect with others. Further polling also found that loneliness was one of the leading issues that the public felt needed to be addressed.

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Don’t miss your chance to receive a free commemorative tree

Staff Recognition Roadshow

Since Lincolnshire Recognition launched on 4 April, over 3000 NHS employees across Lincolnshire have received a free sapling – and it’s not to late to join them!

Over the last three weeks, the Lincolnshire Recognition Roadshow has visited NHS sites across the county, with staff attending in huge numbers to collect their chosen tree.

Due to popular demand, the Lincolnshire Recognition team have scheduled two additional sapling collection events to take place next week.

Here are the event details:

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