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Your weekly NHS update for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

 16 June 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. Sharing experiences during Learning Disabilities Week 

During Learning Disabilities Week (20 – 26 June), three events are being held where people with learning disabilities and autistic people can share their experiences of health and social care in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland, to help address health inequalities.

These experiences can include any hospital or GP appointments, visits to the dentist, taking or being prescribed medication, or talking to any healthcare professionals about health conditions.

At the events, people will be able to attend, chat to health and social care workers/professionals, and share their stories. The events are taking place on:

  • Monday 20 June from 19:00 – 21:00 at The Monday Club, Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living, West End Neighbourhood Centre, Andrewes Street, Leicester, LE3 5PA
  • Wednesday 22 June from 10:00 – 14:00 at VALUES, Voluntary Action Leicester, Newarke Street, Leicester, LE1 5SN
  • Friday 24 June from 11:00 – 14:00 at Meadow Barn Skills Centre, 368 Church Lane, Whitwick, LE67 5DL.

Organised by Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Learning Disability and Autism collaborative group (which includes local NHS and local authority partners) and with support from voluntary organisations Meadow Barn View, VALUES and The Monday Club, the shared experiences will be presented to:

  • senior managers in local authorities and NHS services
  • social workers and other professionals who work to support people in social care
  • GPs, dentists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
Further details are available at: www.leicspart.nhs.uk/news/opportunity-for-people-with-learning-disabilities-and-autism-to-share-experiences-of-health-and-social-care/ 

2. Covid-19 vaccine update

Second dose of covid vaccine for 5-11 year olds

Letters have started to go out to the parents of 5-11 year olds inviting them to get a 2nd dose of the Covid vaccine, and thousands of parents in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland are expected to receive their invitations in the coming weeks.

Most children can get a 2nd dose from 12 weeks after they had their 1st dose. Children with a health condition that means they're at high risk from Covid, or they live with someone who has a weakened immune system, can get a 2nd  dose from 8 weeks after they had their 1st dose.

Further information is available on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-for-children/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-for-children-aged-5-to-15/

Getting your Covid-19 jab this weekend

This weekend there are pop-up vaccine clinics at:

Uppingham Road Methodist Church, 178 Uppingham Road, LE5 0QG
  • Thursday 16 June, Age 16+ 9am-3pm, Age 5+ 3-6pm
  • Friday 17 June, Age 16+ 9am-3pm, Age 5+ 3-6pm
  • Saturday 18 June, Age 5+ 9am-6pm
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 1st booster doses. 2nd booster dose with invite or proof of eligibility.
St Luke’s Hospital Car Park, 33 Leicester Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7BN
  • Saturday 18 June, Age 5+ 9am-4pm
  • Sunday 19 June, Age 5+ 9am-4pm
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 1st booster doses. 2nd booster dose with invite or proof of eligibility.
 New vaccine clinic for Loughborough
 
There is also a new vaccine site for Loughborough, in the Rushes Shopping Centre, which will be open on the following days each week until further notice:
  • Mondays, 10am – 6pm
  • Thursdays, 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • Saturdays, 8.30am – 5pm
For the most up to date information on Covid clinics please visit https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/.

3. Final call for the 'Lead, Connect and Care' Festival 

The ‘Lead, Connect and Care’ Festival, will take place next week (June 21 to 25) and is open to local professionals from health and social care, emergency services, local authority and the charity sector, to celebrate and explore the very best in leadership development, quality improvement and health and wellbeing.

There is still time to book onto the sessions taking place throughout the course of the week.
 
The festival is being delivered by the LLR Academy on behalf of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care System and everybody who works in health and social care is welcome.
 
Fun and interesting activities will be taking place, both virtually and in person to ensure the sessions are accessible for all who wish to join.

The week culminates in celebration at the family fun day hosted at Leicester Racecourse on Saturday 25 June,  between 11am and 4pm, and the first 100 people to arrive receive a free ice-cream.
 
Booking is essential. For more information please see the website at: 
https://llracademy.org/event-dashboard/

4. Share your views: End of life care and support services in Leicestershire and Rutland 

Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils are seeking your views to help assess end of life and bereavement services, as part of their Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. 

Your views will help them to assess the current and future health and social care needs for local people in this stage of life in order to improve how the councils provide health and social care services for residents.

They have developed a survey to help better understand the experiences and priorities of those who:

  • have experienced a bereavement
  • either currently or have previously been a carer for a friend or family member nearing the end of life
  • currently work as a formal carer or in end of life/palliative care services.
You can find out more and complete the survey at: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/have-your-say/current-engagement/end-of-life-care-and-support-services-in-leicestershire-and-rutland

5. Help Us Help You: Cancer Campaign  

NHS England and NHS Improvement has re-launched its cancer phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign.

The aim of the campaign, which previously ran in March 2022, is to encourage people who are experiencing potential signs of cancer to come forward to their GP practice to help increase earlier diagnosis and improve outcomes. When cancer is diagnosed early, treatment is more likely to be successful.

The campaign is designed to address the key barriers to people seeking help, the fear around cancer diagnosis and increase awareness of the importance of body vigilance when it comes to bodily changes that could be a sign of cancer. 

Please help us to promote this important campaign. A range of resources are available to use, including posters, social media assets, video content, and alternative formats. The ‘Help Us, Help You’ resources can be downloaded free of charge from the Campaign Resource Centre at:
 Campaigns | Campaign Resource Centre (phe.gov.uk)  It is free to register for the Campaign Resource Centre.

EXTRA: Book to attend LLR CCGs' Annual General Meeting

A reminder that the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups’ (LLR CCGs) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Tuesday 28 June 2022 between 2.30pm and 4pm at the King Power Stadium.

At the meeting, as well as reviewing our progress during 2021/22, we will  provide an update on our transition to an Integrated Care System (ICS) from July this year and celebrate some of our key successes and achievements as CCGs.


As we are keen to answer as many questions as we can, we are requesting that you submit any questions you may have by Thursday 23 June, so that we can plan for responses to be provided on the day.
 
If you would like to submit a question please email our Communications team by Thursday 23 June at llrccgs.corporatecomms@nhs.net 
 
Confirm your attendance for our AGM before 12pm on Thursday 23 June 2022 by emailing: llrccgs.corporatecomms@nhs.net
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