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5 on Friday: 4th February 2022

8th February 2022 | By Communications Team | Posted in

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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1. First drive-through vaccine centre opens in Leicestershire

Local people can now get the covid vaccine without having to get out of their vehicle, thanks to a new drive-through vaccine centre which opened in Leicestershire this week.

Situated outside County Hall in Glenfield, on the outskirts of Leicester city, this is the first centre of its kind in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and the local NHS hopes that its convenience will prove to be popular.

Whilst remaining in the car, a vaccinator administers the jab, and the whole process takes around five minutes for each person. If the driver has been vaccinated, you are advised to then wait for 15 mins afterwards to check that all is well before heading off on your way. If only passengers have been vaccinated, you are free to drive away as soon as they have had the vaccine.

The clinic is located on the car park to the rear of County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield LE3 8RA and is open every Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm. Vaccines will be available to people aged 12 years and over and this includes first, second, third and booster doses.

There is ample car parking space on site and the clinic will be able to vaccinate up to 720 people each day.

Further details, including options for booking a timed slot, can be found at https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/

 

2. Getting your Covid-19 booster jab this weekend

The local Covid-19 vaccination programme in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) has plenty of opportunities for you to get the booster vaccine this weekend, including mobile clinics at new locations.

New clinic locations this week include Loughborough University and Maxi Grosik supermarket on Blackbird Road in Leicester.

If you’re due a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster Covid-19 vaccine then you can get jabbed at one of our clinics below. Please check which doses are being offered at each clinic:

Friday 4th February
• Groby Road Medical Centre, 9 Groby Rd, Leicester LE3 9ED. 9.30am-4.30pm, Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Mistrys Pharmacy, 14 High St, Market Harborough LE16 7NJ. 8.30am-5.30pm. Age 18+ 1st, 2nd or booster dose.
• Hinckley Leisure Centre. 3.15pm-7.15pm. Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• The Kube, Leicester Racecourse, Leicester Rd, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL. 3pm-7pm. Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Merridale Medical Centre, 5 Fullhurst Ave, Leicester LE3 1BL. 10am-6pm, Age 12+ 1st, 2nd or booster dose.
• Oakwood Pharmacy, 2A Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, LE12 8RZ. 9am-6pm Age 12+ 1st or 2nd dose. Boosters
• Countesthorpe Chemist, 16 Central St, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5QJ. 9am-6pm. Age 16+ 1st or 2nd dose. Boosters
• Saffron Pharmacy. 9am-6pm. Age 16+ 1st or 2nd dose. Boosters.
• Oakham Enterprise Park, 1pm-5.30pm. Age 12+, 1st 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.
• Loughborough Hospital, 3.15pm-7.15pm Age 12+ 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.
• Loughborough University, Shirley Pearce Square, Epinal Way, LE11 3TU. 9am-4pm Age 16+ 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.
• Delivery Pharmacy, 16 Jacknell Rd, Unit 3, Hinckley LE10 3BS. 9.30am-3.30pm, Age 18+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
• Vision Pharmacy, 1 Spinney Hill Rd, Leicester LE5 3GH. 9am-6.30pm, Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR. 9am-5.35pm. Age 16+ 1st or 2nd dose. Boosters.
• Maxi Grosik supermarket, Blackbird Rd, Leicester LE4 0FW. 9am-4pm. Age 16+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Charnwood Borough Council. 9am-5pm. Age 16+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.

Saturday 5th February
• Groby Road Medical Centre, 9 Groby Rd, Leicester LE3 9ED. 8.45am-7pm, Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Mistrys Pharmacy, 14 High St, Market Harborough LE16 7NJ. 9am-5pm. Age 18+ 1st, 2nd or booster dose.
• Oakwood Pharmacy, 2A Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, LE12 8RZ. 9am-1pm Age 12+ 1st or 2nd dose. Boosters
• 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.
• Oakham Enterprise Park, 1pm-5.30pm. Age 12+, 1st 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.
• Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 8.15am-3.15pm. Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Loughborough Hospital, 8.15am-3.15pm Age 12+ 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.
• Loughborough University, Shirley Pearce Square, Epinal Way, LE11 3TU. 9am-4pm Age 12+ 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.
• Vision Pharmacy, 1 Spinney Hill Rd, Leicester LE5 3GH. 9am-3pm, Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR. 9am-5.35pm. Age 16+ 1st or 2nd dose. Boosters.
• Maxi Grosik supermarket, Blackbird Rd, Leicester LE4 0FW. 9am-4pm. Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Coalville Hospital. 10am-5pm. Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Charnwood Borough Council. 9.30am-4.30pm. Age 16+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.

Sunday 6th February
• The Kube, Leicester Racecourse, Leicester Rd, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL. 10am-3.55pm. Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose. CANCELLED
• Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 12.15pm-7.15pm. Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Loughborough University, Shirley Pearce Square, Epinal Way, LE11 3TU. 9am-4pm Age 12+ 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.
• Vision Pharmacy, 1 Spinney Hill Rd, Leicester LE5 3GH. 10am-4pm, Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Maxi Grosik supermarket, Blackbird Rd, Leicester LE4 0FW. 9am-4pm. Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
• Coalville Hospital. 10am-5pm. Age 12+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
For the full list of clinics and for more details visit: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/

 

3. New cancer information launched on World Cancer Day

People living with and beyond cancer in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are set to benefit from support and advice at their fingertips thanks to a new app.

Launched today, on World Cancer Day (4 February 2022), the LLR Cancer Information app has been developed by local NHS cancer specialists to support local people living with cancer as well as their families, friends and carers.

The app includes information about treatments and side effects together with health and wellbeing support. It also offers a range of information on how to access local community support as well as more practical advice on topics like money and finance.

The app was developed in partnership between patients, clinicians, people from the voluntary sector and local NHS organisations, including University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the LLR CCGs.

By 2030 it is estimated that there will be over 50,000 people living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The LLR Cancer Information app is free to download and available for mobile and tablet devices on the Apple and Android app stores.

Apple app store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/llrcancerinformation/id1561966094

Android app store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.nhs.leics.his.mac&hl=en_GB&gl=US

For more info visit https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/news/ccg-news/new-cancer-information-app-for-leicester-leicestershire-and-rutland-launched-on-world-cancer-day/

 

4. Childhood vaccination campaign

This week a new campaign has been launched encouraging parents and guardians of children aged 1 to 5 years to check that they are up to date with their MMR vaccines and to encourage those that may have missed their appointments to come forward.

Uptake of most routine childhood vaccinations has been declining over the past 5 to 10 years. It is extremely important that all babies and children receive their routine vaccinations at the right time in order to give them the best start in life.

Diseases like smallpox and polio have been eradicated in the UK thanks to vaccines.

The MMR vaccine protects against three infections: measles, mumps and rubella. One in 10 children under the age of 5 in England haven’t had one or both of their MMR vaccines which means that measles importations could lead to outbreaks.

Measles can infect around 9 out of 10 non-immune (those who are unvaccinated or have not previously been infected with the measles virus) people exposed to it and can lead to serious complications. The MMR vaccine is the safest and most effective way for parents and guardians to protect their children against measles, mumps and rubella.

Now, parents and guardians are being encouraged to ensure their children are vaccinated against MMR, and if they can’t remember if their child is up to date to check his or her Red Book (personal child health record).

Parents or guardians of children who are not up to date with their two doses of MMR vaccine should contact their GP practice to book an appointment. It’s never too late to catch up.

Protect your child with both MMR vaccines. Contact your GP practice to book their first or second dose.
Find out more at www.nhs.uk/MMR.

 

5. Time to Talk Day encourages mental health conversations

Yesterday (Thursday 3rd February) was Time to Talk Day, run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. The campaign aims to reduce the stigma around mental health by helping people to talk openly about mental health.

The NHS provides a range of talking therapies for common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression which are free, effective and confidential.

Last month the NHS launched the ‘Help’ campaign to encourage anyone experiencing common mental health problems to seek help from these NHS services – either by referring themselves, or by contacting their GP.

There are lots of different ways of accessing this support including in-person, by video consultation, telephone and interactive text.

To find out more visit www.nhs.uk/help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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