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Your weekly NHS update for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

18th February 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.  

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. Covid vaccine clinic update

Clinic changes due to Storm Eunice 
Today’s storm has made it necessary to cancel some clinics and further changes may become necessary. Please check our website today and over the weekend for the latest updates  https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/ 
 
 

5-11 year olds
The NHS has been promoting the opportunities for children to get vaccinated over the half term break this week, including some walk-in clinics offering the vaccine for clinically extremely vulnerable children aged 5-11. Further clinics for this cohort are taking place on Saturday 19 and Tuesday 22 February at The Peepul Centre in Leicester, on Saturday 26 February at Leicester Royal Infirmary and on Sunday 20 and Sunday 27 February at Loughborough Hospital. The clinics offer pre-booked appointments as well as the option to walk in. Further details are available at: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/
 

People with learning disabilities
People with a learning disability or autism can have the vaccine at a specialist clinic on Wednesday 23 February at The Peepul Centre. The clinic is for those aged 12 or over, who are due for a first, second or booster COVID-19 vaccination. They are designed to offer a more supportive environment than an ordinary clinic can provide. Appointments should be booked in advance, and full details are available at https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/
 

Pop-up clinics
The NHS is continuing to provide pop-up clinics at different locations each weekend. This Saturday and Sunday (19-20 February), vaccines will be available outside Lidl in Coalville and at St Peter’s Church in Braunstone. People can drop in any time between 9am and 4pm, for first, second, third and booster doses. The clinics are for ages 12 plus.
 
Please check our website before setting out in case there have been any changes to the clinics due to Storm Eunice. 

If you are not local to Coalville or Braunstone, there are still many other opportunities to get a COVID-19 vaccine this weekend. Further walk-in clinics will be taking place at the following locations:


Saturday 19th February
  • St Peter’s Church, Woodshawe Rise, Braunstone, LE3 1RH. 9am-4pm. Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Coalville Hospital. 10am-5pm. Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Countesthorpe Chemist, 16 Central St, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5QJ. 9am-12pm. Age 16+ 1st or 2nd dose. Boosters
  • Saffron Pharmacy. 9am-12pm. Age 16+ 1st or 2nd dose. Boosters.
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, East Goscote LE7 3XW 9.30am-4.30pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
  • Melton Road Vaccination Centre, 221 Melton Rd, Leicester LE4 7AN,  9am-6pm Age 12+  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.
  • Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR. 9am-5.35pm. Age 16+ 1st or 2nd dose. Boosters.
  • Leicester General Hospital, 8.30am-5.30pm, Age 12+  1st or 2nd dose. Boosters.
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, LE4 6DP 12.15-3.15pm, Age 5-11 clinically vulnerable, 1st dose.
  • Peepul Centre, 8.15-11.15am, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
  • Loughborough Hospital, 8.15am-3.15pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose. Quiet time 8.15-10.15am, ideal for 12-15 year olds who are extremely clinically vulnerable.
  • Charnwood Borough Council, 9.30am-4.30pm, Southfield Rd, Loughborough LE11 2TN, Age 16+  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.
  • The Kube, Leicester Racecourse, 9am-1.50pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Lidl, Coalville, 9am-4pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Vision Pharmacy, Spinney Hill Road, LE5 3GH, 9am-3pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
  • Oakwood Pharmacy, Main St, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough LE12 8RZ 9am-1pm Age 12+  1st, 2nd or booster dose
 
Sunday 20th February 
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester LE1 5WW. 8.30am-5.30pm. Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • St Peter’s Church, Woodshawe Rise, Braunstone, LE3 1RH. 12pm-4pm. Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Coalville Hospital. 10am-5pm. Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Melton Road Vaccination Centre, 221 Melton Rd, Leicester LE4 7AN,  9am-6pm Age 12+  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, LE4 6DP 12.15-7.15pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose. Quiet time 12.15-2.15pm, ideal for 12-15 year olds who are extremely clinically vulnerable.
  • Loughborough Hospital, 8.15am-11.15pm, Age 5-11 clinically vulnerable, 1st dose.
  • Feilding Palmer Hospital, Gilmorton Rd, Lutterworth LE17 4DZ, 2.30-7.15pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
  • Melton Sports Village, Burton Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1DR 9am-4pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
  • Lidl, Coalville, 9am-4pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Vision Pharmacy, Spinney Hill Road, LE5 3GH, 10am-4pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
 
For the full list of walk-in clinics and for more details visit: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/
 

2. Health inequalities in Diabetes Research Workshop in Leicester

Diabetes UK is holding a two-day workshop in Leicester, and they are inviting people with lived experience of diabetes to take part.
 
They would like to learn how to effectively tailor their research programmes for populations experiencing health inequality and how to better engage these groups with research.
 
Diabetes UK are looking for people who are living with, or at risk of, diabetes and who come from a socially deprived and/or minority ethnic group.
 
You would need to attend a face-to-face two-day meeting in Leicester on 20th and 21st June 2022, working in small groups and sharing your personal experience.
 
Travel, accommodation (if required) and costs for food and drink will be paid for.
 
If you are interested, please get in touch with Jodie Chan at Jodie.Chan@diabetes.org.uk to briefly explain why you would like to come to the meeting and why you are suitable (250 words max).
 
There is more information here.
If you have any questions please contact Jodie at the email address above.

3. 'You' campaign to promote local NHS talking therapy services 

Vita, the provider of NHS talking therapy services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, has launched a campaign to promote talking therapy. Focusing on hard to reach groups and people with long-term health conditions such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes, the ‘You‘ campaign is designed to raise the profile of the mental health support that is available.

Using powerful imagery and engaging messaging, the campaign will include digital advertising and a social media campaign, together with British Sign Language videos and leaflets in a range of languages. You can read more about the campaign here

 
Details of the NHS talking therapies provided by Vita can be found here.

4. Help us Help You - Heart Attack


NHS England and Improvement has launched a Heart Attack campaign, to raise awareness of the symptoms of a heart attack and encourage anyone experiencing these symptoms to dial 999. The campaign is targeted at people aged 50+, ethnic minority groups, particularly south Asian groups and adults who may act as a 'heart attack helper' who may dial 999 on behalf of someone else. Campaign materials can be downloaded from the national Campaign Resource Centre for you to share online, with friends and family or other colleagues to spread the vital messages. 
 
Please note that you need to register on behalf of your organisation with the Campaign Resource Centre in order to access the campaign materials.

5. Cervical screening saves lives

Launched this month, this national campaign encourages those eligible for screening - women and people with a cervix aged 25-64 - to respond to their cervical screening invitation letter, and to book an appointment with their GP practice if they missed their last screening.

The campaign raises awareness of the risks of cervical cancer and highlights the preventative benefits of screening. The overall aim of the campaign is to increase the number of eligible people attending their screening.

You can help to spread the messages by downloading social media posts and more, to share with family and friends and your local community.


Campaign resources are available here.

Please note that you need to register on behalf of your organisation with the Campaign Resource Centre in order to access the campaign materials.
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