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Your weekly NHS update for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

 20th 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.  

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PressOfficeLLRCCGs@leicestershire.nhs.uk.

1. #ProjectLaunchFund awards £1million to transform care

A scheme set up in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) to fund projects that have the potential to transform people’s care has awarded almost £1million in less than two months.

The fund, which is open to anyone working in the NHS and health-related voluntary sector in LLR, is designed for bright ideas which have a long-lasting, sustainable impact. It has so far attracted almost 200 bids – with 75 being given the thumbs up and the money they need so far.

This has included £26,000 to support Leicester-based charity The Centre Project create a new digital meeting pod to help its service users improve their access to digital services and make NHS digital services accessible and inclusive.

Other successful schemes include £20,600 for the BrightSparks charity’s Smoothie Sound System music project, which is successfully providing unique opportunities to the most vulnerable and isolated mental health service users in Leicester, including young men from BAME communities, with the funding used to expand this service.

Meanwhile the Community Phlebotomy Service which provides care for housebound patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, will use £2,000 funding for two infra-red vein finders. The echocardiography department at Glenfield Hospital will also use the funding of £6,300 for a handheld cardiac ultrasound machine to help them quickly perform scans on patients at their bedside or wherever they may be in the hospital.

The #ProjectLaunchFund has the potential to invest up to £2million and remains open for new idea submissions. Bids may cover areas such as environmental improvements to a building/patient area, new equipment, training or ways of transforming the way staff work.

The application process on the LLR Academy website is very simple, with no long forms or complicated entry requirements. Decisions will be made on a fortnightly basis so that ideas can be quickly put into action. The scheme will remain open until all funding is fully committed. Bids can be made at https://llracademy.org/project-launch-fund/.

2. Covid-19 vaccine update


Getting your Covid-19 jab this weekend

The drive-through vaccination clinic continues at County Hall (Leicester Road, Glenfield, LE3 8RA) and is open today and over the weekend between 10am and 6pm, to people aged 5+.

Next week the drive-through vaccination clinic will be open:
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:  Age 16+ between 10am-3pm and Age 5+ between 3pm-6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Age 5+ between 10am-6pm
All clinics offer first, second, third and 1st and 2nd booster doses.
 
The NHS is continuing to provide pop-up clinics at different locations each weekend. This weekend vaccines will be available at Loughborough Market, Melton Sports Village and Goals Soccer Centre, Leicester on the following days:

Loughborough Market
  • Friday 20 May, Age 16+ 10am – 3pm, Age 5+ 3 – 4pm 
  • Saturday 21 May, Age 5+ 10am – 4pm 
Goals Soccer Centre
  • Sunday 22 May, Age 5+ 10am – 4pm 
  • Monday 23 May, Age 5+ 3pm – 7pm 
  • Tuesday 24 May, Age 5+ 3pm – 7pm 
 Melton Sports Village
  • Sunday 22 May, Age 5+ 11am – 5pm
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 and booked appointments are offered in some cases as indicated:

Friday 20th May

  • Highcross Shopping Centre (Age 16+ 11am-3pm & Age 5+ 3pm-7pm) 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • 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+ 12-3pm & Age 5+ 3-7.15pm) 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.
  • Loughborough Market 10am-4pm Age 16+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd doses and 1st & 2nd boosters.
  • Vision Pharmacy, Spinney Hill Road LE5 3GH, (Age 16+ 9am-3pm & Ages 5+ 3-6.30pm) 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 Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough LE11 5JY. Age 16+ 8.15am-3.15pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Saffron Pharmacy, 501 Saffron Ln, Leicester LE2 6UL. (Age 16+ 9am-3pm & Age 12+ 3-6pm) 1st & 2nd. 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.
  • Delivery Pharmacy, Jacknell Rd, Alan Bray Cl, Hinckley LE10 3BP. (Age 18+ 9am-3.30pm, & Age 5+ 3.30-5.15pm) 1st, 2nd, 3rd doses and 1st & 2nd boosters.

Saturday 21st May

  • Highcross Shopping Centre Age 5+ 10am-6pm 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.
  • Loughborough Market 10am-4pm Age 16+ 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.
  • Coalville Hospital, Broom Leys Rd, Coalville LE67 4DE. 9am-5pm. Ages 12+ 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose, 1st boosters.  Age 75+ 2nd booster only.
  • Vision Pharmacy, Spinney Hill Road LE5 3GH,  9am-3pm Ages 5+  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Hinckley Leisure Centre, 10am-3.45pm, 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 Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough LE11 5JY. Age 5-17, 8.15am-3.15pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st 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
  • Saffron Pharmacy, 501 Saffron Ln, Leicester LE2 6UL. 9am-12pm Age 12+  1st & 2nd. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Peepul Centre, Age 5-17, 8.15am-1.15pm 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.

Sunday 22nd May

  • Highcross Shopping Centre Age 5+ 11am-5pm 1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Goals Soccer Centre, Wakerley Rd, Leicester, LE5 4WJ Age 5+ 10am-4pm 1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Melton Sports Village, Burton Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1DR. Age 5+ 11am-5pm. 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Coalville Hospital, Broom Leys Rd, Coalville LE67 4DE. 9am-5pm. Ages 5-11, 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose.  Age 75+ 2nd booster only.
  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough LE11 5JY. Age 12+ 8.15am-3.15pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st and 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
  • Peepul Centre, Age 12+ 8.15am-1.15pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st and 2nd Boosters
  • Feilding Palmer Hospital, 12.15-3.15pm, Age 5-17, 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.
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 

More specialist COVID-19 vaccination clinics for people with learning disabilities and autism will be held next month 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.
 
The next clinics are:
  • 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. Let's Get Moving Active Adventure Challenge 

Let's Get Moving Active Adventure Challenge is coming to a park near you from next week (May 23rd to June 5th 2022).

Eight parks across Leicestershire and Rutland are hosting the challenge, which aims to get  residents enjoying their local parks over the half term holiday and Jubilee weekend.

Residents will go on a treasure hunt style walk around their local park to seek out letters to discover the magic word. This magic word can used be entered to the FREE prize draws.

Prizes in our Grand Prize Draw and the Park Specific Prize Draws prizes total over £1000 and include a FitBit Charge 4, family tickets to a Riders Basketball league game, a pair of tickets to a Leicestershire County Cricket T20 match, an Activity Session Voucher for the Outdoor Pursuits Centre and a family ticket to watch the Tigers play.

The following parks are taking part in the Let’s Get Moving Active Adventure Challenge:

 

  • Oakfield Park, 47 Hospital Lane Blaby LE8 4FE (Blaby)
  • Queens Park, Grandby Street Loughborough LE11 3DU (Charnwood)
  • Welland Park, The Bungalow, Welland Park College, Market Harborough LE16 9DR (Harborough)
  • Queens Park, Queen's Rd, Hinckley LE10 1HY (Hinckley and Bosworth)
  • Melton Country Park, Wymondham Way, Melton Mowbray LE13 1HP (Melton)
  • Coalville Forest Adventure Park, Linden Way Coalville LE67 3RL (North West Leicestershire)
  • Blaby Road Park, Blaby Road, Wigston, LE18 4LB (Oadby & Wigston)
  • Cutts Close Park, 7 Station Road Oakham, LE15 6QT (Rutland)
To find out more visit https://www.active-together.org/active-challenges

4. Become a Cultural Competency Enabler volunteer 

Do you work in health or social care in Leicester, Leicester and Rutland and are you ready to support the cultural change we want to see? If so, you can volunteer as a Cultural Competency Enabler.

To support development of our cultural competence we have developed an exciting and innovative new approach to developing the foundations of our inclusive culture. Working in partnership across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care System (LLR ICS), NHS England/Improvement Midlands and the Midlands Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team, we have designed and developed our pilot Cultural Competence Development Programme.

To support the activity required as part of the diagnostic and beyond we are looking to develop a team of 40 Cultural Competency Enablers across LLR ICS, NHSEI Midlands and the Midlands Leadership and Life Long Learning Team that will help to facilitate our cultural development.

Cultural Competency Enablers (across the LLR ICS,  NHSE/I, and the Leadership Academy) will participate in a Development Programme to explore their own cultural understanding, identify, hone and promote culturally competent behaviours, perspectives, tools, and knowledge.

Cultural Competency Enablers will be role models and champions who strive to make a difference. They will have a unique role in supporting and facilitating increased cultural competence, making it possible for staff to improve awareness, progress their understanding and build skills to be more culturally competent. 

As a Cultural Competency Enabler, you will learn how to debrief Cultural Competency 360 Assessments to enable individual, team, and organisational learning. You will be given the tools to help share best practice, engage in opportunities to share learning. You will help to facilitate and create psychologically safe developmental environments to support open dialogue with teams, partners, and collaborators across NHSEI Midlands and the LLR system.

Culturally Competent organisations are not achieved through top-down directives. It requires a widespread organisational commitment - people willing to step in and lead the charge for change.

If this sounds like an interesting and exciting opportunity that you would like to be involved in and volunteer for, please take a look at the application criteria and guidance pack accessed from our website at: https://llracademy.org/cultural-competency-enabler-programme/.

Applications will close on Sunday 12th June. The application form can be downloaded from our website at: https://llracademy.org/cultural-competency-enabler-programme/

We are looking to recruit into two cohorts that will commence in July 2022:

  • Cohort 1: 13 July
  • Cohort 2: 14 July


For any further information about becoming a Cultural Competency Enabler please visit our website (as above), email LLRAcademy@uhl-tr.nhs.uk or join us at one of our Cultural Competency webinars on:

5. Artificial intelligence supporting people with learning disabilities

A new study led by Loughborough University and the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust will use Artificial Intelligence to improve the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities.
 
The DECODE (Data-driven machinE-learning aided stratification and management of multiple long-term COnditions in adults with intellectual disabilitiEs) project will use machine learning to better understand multiple long-term conditions (MLTCs) in people with learning disabilities.
 
The researchers will analyse healthcare data on people with learning disabilities from England and Wales to find out what MLTCs are more likely to occur together, what happens to some of these MLTCs over time, and the role other factors, such as lifestyle choices, financial position, and social situations, play in their MLTCs.
 
The end goal is to create a new joined-up model of care for people with learning disabilities, that brings together the multiple clinical guidelines relevant to the dominant MLTCs in this population, in a format that is accessible for all users. Ultimately this will enable the better management of MLTCs by health and social care providers, and in some cases prevent them from developing.
 
Find out more: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/news/using-artificial-intelligence-to-improve-the-health-and-wellbeing-of-people-with-learning-disabilities/
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