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Your weekly NHS update for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

 27th May 2022

Hello and welcome

Welcome to 5 on Friday, our stakeholder bulletin for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The bulletin will help you to keep up to speed with what is happening in the local NHS.  Please do share with your networks to help us reach as many people as possible.


Due to the Jubilee bank holiday, there will not be a 5 on Friday issued next week, so we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Jubilee weekend, however you are planning to spend it.
 
Please give us feedback and tell us what you want to know more about. If you have any questions or would like to ask about a topic please email us at:
PressOfficeLLRCCGs@leicestershire.nhs.uk.

1. Don’t be caught short during Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend

“Be prepared, order early and collect on time” is the advice from the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, as people are reminded to make sure they order their repeat prescriptions early, ahead of the four-day Jubilee weekend. GP practices will be closed between Thursday 2 and Sunday 5 June.

The advice is being issued after many people found themselves caught short during the last two bank holidays, during which almost 1 in 5 calls to NHS111 in the East Midlands were from people who had run out of medication.

People can order their medication using the NHS App, or through their GP practice, which will also have an online service. 
You can find out more about the NHS App here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-ublmf5wJs and download the App from the App store or Google play


For all other urgent health needs over the bank holiday, people are advised to contact NHS111 online www.111.nhs.uk or by phoning 111.

Dr Nick Glover, GP and Clinical Lead for Urgent Care for East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG said: “If you take regular prescription medication, making sure you have enough is an essential part of maintaining your health and will also help relieve the strain on busy health services.

“Last minute orders put a strain on pharmacy resources and you risk not being able to get hold of your medication when you need it. Ordering early will save you time, minimise delays and make sure you can collect your medicine from your nearest pharmacy.

“The NHS is open, even when GP practices are closed, so if you have an urgent care need please don’t wait all weekend. Reach out for help if you have any healthcare needs over the long weekend by contacting NHS
111 by phone or online. They will review your symptoms and will refer you to the most appropriate service based on your needs”

To find out more visit: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/news/ccg-news/dont-be-caught-short-during-jubilee-bank-holiday-weekend/

2. Covid-19 vaccine update


Changes to the drive-thru vaccine clinic 

There are plenty of opportunities to get the covid vaccine next week during the half term and over the weekend - including Loughborough Market, Highcross Shopping Centre and the Riverside Festival at Bede Park. .

Please note, there will be no walk-in vaccine clinics on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June, and there will be changes next week to the opening days for the drive-thru vaccination clinic at County Hall (Leicester Road, Glenfield, LE3 8RA).

Next week the drive-thru vaccination clinic will operate as follows:
  • Monday 30 May, 10am-6pm, Age 5+
  • Tuesday 31 May, 10am-6pm, Age 5+
  • Wednesday 1 June, 10am-6pm, Age 5+
  • Thursday 2 and Fri 3 June: No clinic.
  • Saturday 4 June, 10am-6pm, Age 5+
  • Sunday 5 June, 10am-6pm, Age 5+
From June 6 it will then return to its usual opening days each week: Wednesday through to Sunday, 10am-6pm.

All clinics offer first, second, third and 1st and 2nd booster doses.
 
Getting your Covid-19 jab this weekend

The NHS is continuing to provide pop-up clinics at different locations each weekend. This weekend vaccines will be available at Loughborough Market, Jubilee Hall in Barwell and Aylestone Leisure Centre on the following days:

Loughborough Market
  • Friday 27 May, 10am-3pm Age 16+, 3-4pm Age 5+
  • Saturday 28 May, 10am-4pm, Age 5+
Jubilee Hall,  Barwell 
  • Monday 30 May, 11am-5pm, Age 5+
Aylestone Leisure Centre
  • Friday 27 May, 9am-3pm, Age 16+, 3-5pm Age 5+ 
  • Saturday 28 May, 9am-5pm, Age 5+
  • Sunday 29 May, 9am-5pm, Age 5+
There are many other opportunities to get a COVID-19 vaccine this weekend. Further walk-in clinics will be taking place at the following locations and booked appointments are offered in some cases as indicated:

Friday 27 May

  • Groby Road Medical Centre, 9 Groby Rd, Leicester LE3 9ED. (Age 16+ 9.45am-3pm & Age 12+ 3-6pm) 1st 2nd or 3rd doses. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Hinckley Leisure Centre, Argents Mead, LE10 1BZ (Age 16+ 9am-3pm & Age 5+ 3-5pm) 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Highcross Shopping Centre, (Age 16+ 11am-3pm & Age 5+ 3-7pm) 1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Oakham Enterprise Park, 9.30am-5.30pm.(Age 16+ 9.30am-3pm & Age 5+ 3pm-5.30pm)  1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Aylestone Leisure Centre, Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6UD 9am-5pm (Age 16+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd doses and 1st & 2nd boosters).
  • Vision Pharmacy, Spinney Hill Road LE5 3GH, (Age 16+ 9am-3pm & Ages 5+ 3-6pm) 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Jalaram Community Centre, (Age 16+ 9am-3pm & Age 5+ 3-4.45pm) 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Loughborough Market 10am-4pm Age 16+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd doses and 1st & 2nd boosters.
  • Melton Road Vaccination Centre, 221 Melton Road, LE4 7AN, Age 16+ 9am-3pm & Age 5+ 3-6pm, 1st, 2nd, 3rd doses and 1st & 2nd boosters.
  • Loughborough Hospital. 8.15am-3.15pm. Ages 18+, 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose and 1st & 2nd booster.
  • Merridale Medical Centre, Fullhurst Ave, Leicester LE3 1BL. Age 18+ 12pm-5pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Saffron Pharmacy, 501 Saffron Ln, Leicester LE2 6UL (Age 16+ 9am-3pm & Ages 12+ 3-6pm) 1st or 2nd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Oakwood Pharmacy,  2A Main St, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough LE12 8RZ  (Age 16+ 9am-3pm & Ages 12+ 3-6pm) 1st or 2nd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters

Saturday 28 May

  • Highcross Shopping Centre, 10am-6pm Age 5+, 1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Oakham Enterprise Park, 9.30am-5.30pm. 9.30am-5.30pm, Age 5+,  1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Aylestone Leisure Centre, Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6UD 9am-5pm (Age 5+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd doses and 1st & 2nd boosters).
  • Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Rd, Leicester LE5 4PW, (Age 12+ 8.30am-3.30pm) 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Vision Pharmacy, Spinney Hill Road LE5 3GH,  9am-3pm  Ages 5+  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Hinckley Leisure Centre, 9am-5pm, Age 5+ 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Jalaram Community Centre, Age + 9.15am-2.45pm  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Loughborough Market 10am-4pm Age 5+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd doses and 1st & 2nd boosters.
  • Coalville Hospital. 9am-1pm. Ages 18+  2nd Boosters
  • Coalville Hospital. 1.15pm-5pm. Ages 5-15 yrs 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st Boosters
  • Melton Road Vaccination Centre, 221 Melton Road, LE4 7AN, Age 5+ 9am-6pm , 1st, 2nd, 3rd doses and 1st & 2nd boosters.
  • Loughborough Hospital. 8.15am-1.15pm. Ages 12+, 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose and 1st & 2nd booster.
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Leicester LE4 6DP. Age 5-11 10.15am-1.15pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st Boosters
  • Saffron Pharmacy, 501 Saffron Ln, Leicester LE2 6UL Ages 12+ 9am-12pm 1st or 2nd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters

Sunday 29 May

  • Highcross Shopping Centre, 11am-5pm Age 5+, 1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Aylestone Leisure Centre, Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6UD 9am-5pm (Age 5+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd doses and 1st & 2nd boosters).
  • Coalville Hospital. 9am-1pm. Ages 5-15 yrs 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st Boosters 
  • Coalville Hospital. 1.15pm-5pm. Ages 18+  2nd Boosters
  • Melton Road Vaccination Centre, 221 Melton Road, LE4 7AN, Age 5+ 9am-6pm , 1st, 2nd, 3rd doses and 1st & 2nd boosters.
  • Loughborough Hospital. 8.15am-1.15pm. Ages 5-11 yrs, 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose and 1st booster.
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Leicester LE4 6DP. Age 18+ 10.15am-1.15pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Hinckley Leisure Centre, Argents Mead, LE10 1BZ Age 5+ 9am-5pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
For the most up to date information on Covid clinics please visit https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/.
Specialist learning disability and autism Covid vaccination clinics 

A reminder that on 1 June there will be two specialist COVID-19 vaccination clinics for people with learning disabilities or autism, to enable people to get their boosters and vaccines in a calm and friendly environment that meets their needs.

The sessions are open to anyone with a learning disability or autism in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, aged five and over, who needs a first, second, third or fourth Covid-19 vaccination.
 
The clinics are designed for people who need a more supportive environment than an ordinary clinic can provide, with a calmer atmosphere, longer appointment times and vaccinators specialising in learning disability support and care.
 
Clinic details:
  • Wednesday 1 June, from 9.15am – 1.15pm, at Loughborough Hospital (Hospital Way, LE11 5JY) for children aged 5-11
  • Wednesday 1 June, from 2.15pm – 5.15pm, Loughborough Hospital (Hospital Way, LE11 5JY) for people aged 12 upwards.
All appointments need to be booked in advance. To find out more and book visit: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/news/specialist-learning-disability-and-autism-covid-19-vaccination-clinics-open-doors-to-children-and-adults-this-spring/

3. Take part in ground-breaking cancer blood test

The world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new blood test, which arrived in Leicester on 16 May, has just opened a second Leicester clinic in Highfields and is looking for more people to come forward for testing.

The NHS Galleri trial, which can detect more than 50 types of cancer, often before symptoms appear, is at East Leicester Medical Practice on Uppingham Road, until May 31 and will then be at Leicester Central Mosque from June 6 to June 16.

People can take part in the clinical trial if they are aged 50-77 and have not had a cancer diagnosis in the last three years. Further information is available in English, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali and Urdu https://www.nhs-galleri.org/downloads/participant-information-sheet. Anyone wishing to take part can book an appointment by calling 0800 030 9245.

There is also a testing site at Tesco’s in Hamilton until June 16th, and appointments at this site are by invitation letter only.

The NHS-Galleri trial is being run by Cancer Research UK and King’s College London Cancer Prevention Trials Unit in partnership with the NHS and healthcare company, GRAIL, which has developed the Galleri test. Anyone whose results indicate a possible cancer will be followed up urgently in the NHS.


Do look out for our social media video messages in English, Gujarati, Memon and Urdu and share with your contacts who speak these languages.

To find out more about the trial vist: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/news/ccg-news/dont-delay-invitees-in-leicester-are-told-as-mobile-clinic-for-ground-breaking-nhs-galleri-cancer-study-arrives-in-town/

4. Roll-out begins for the local Care Record programme 

People living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are set to receive better, safer care and treatment, thanks to the introduction of joined-up health and care records.

The LLR Care Record (LLRCR), part of the national Shared Care Records (ShCR) programme, will bring together a person’s separate records into a structured, easy-to-read format. This will give health and care professionals directly involved in an individual’s care a more complete view of the care and treatment that they have received across all services.

It will mean information recorded about someone’s health and care such as illnesses, treatments and hospital admissions can be accessed by different people who are involved in their care.

For further information, please visit the Leicester City CCG website: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/data/your-care-record/

5. Diabetes Prevention Week 

This week, to mark Diabetes Prevention Week (23- 29 May), the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs have been backing a regional NHS campaign, focussing on promoting the free Healthier You programme, which provides guidance on making lifestyle changes, and is currently being offered over telephone, group video conference, or online through apps and websites. Eligible participants can sign themselves up to the programme online – as well as being referred by a healthcare professional.

Expanded access to the programme follows recent analysis that those living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with Covid-19. The first thing they need to do is find out if they are at risk of developing the disease by using the Diabetes UK risk tool. https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start

The campaign also secured excellent media coverage on BBC East Midlands Today.  You can view the coverage of Leicestershire patient, Angie Hall, who has successfully made lifestyle changes to avoid becoming diabetic, by clicking on the video below:
BBC East Midlands Today report for Diabetes Prevention Week. 

Extra - Integrated Care Board (ICB) meeting 

The next meeting to be held in public of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) will take place at 9am on Thursday 9 June.
More details will be available the week before the meeting at: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/about-us/leicester-leicestershire-and-rutland-integrated-care-board/
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