5 on Friday – 5 February 2021
5th February 2021 | By Communications Team | Posted in
Welcome to 5 on Friday, our stakeholder bulletin for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We will still be keeping you up to date with how the NHS in LLR is responding to COVID, but we will cover more topics to keep you informed about your local NHS.
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. Eligible patients can book COVID-19 vaccine at 3 hospital sites
People who are currently a priority for COVID-19 vaccinations are being invited to book a vaccination at one of three hospitals sites. The move will help us achieve our target of vaccinating everyone in the top four priority groups by mid-February and make the best use of all vaccines available to us.
Eligible people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who can now book are those people waiting for their first dose who:
1. People 70 years of age and over;
2. People 18 years of age and over who are also clinically extremely vulnerable (not including pregnant women) and hold a shielding letter. People will already hold this letter and must not contact their GP requesting one. A definition of clinically extremely vulnerable is available here
Eligible patients should book an appointment to be vaccinated as soon as possible as bookings at the hospital sites are expected to be taken up quickly. However, more appointments will be on offer in the future, including at other sites and will be publicised when they become available.
A vaccine booking can be made at one of the following hospital sites by clicking on the relevant link:
Leicester General Hospital: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.phpid=$2y$10$MyYLuoqzBISYQgyU04tDX.BELprxQL7Dms6e9m9EPb51qOzF6Da2m
People are also encouraged to share this information with eligible people who may not yet have been vaccinated.
Click here to read more and to find out how to book.
2. Are you ready for the COVID-19 vaccine?
This week the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups published an article in local newspapers, providing the answers to the common questions people have asked about the COVID-19 vaccine.
You can read the article by visiting https://3xmatc1p0cnc3crfv93ovogp-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Vaccine_Ready_final_02.02.21_340-x-265mm.pdf
If you’d like to find out more you can also read our COVID-19 vaccine Frequently Asked Questions.
3. Dual language COVID-19 videos
The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups have worked in partnership with St. Philip’s Centre in Leicester, to create a selection of dual language videos for the Near Neighbours Project.
The videos highlight key messages about the COVID-19 vaccine and are available in English, Arabic, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Pidgin, Polish, Punjabi, Somali and Urdu.
You can view the English and Gujarati video below. If you’d like to access the other languages, please visit: https://pdfhost.io/v/7F0.INhyU_Dual_Language_Covid19_Vaccine_Information.pdf
Please support us in getting these important messages out by sharing these videos within your local networks and communities.
4. Coronavirus vaccination: what you need to know
Last week, we held an online coronavirus vaccination webinar in collaboration with Willows Health.
‘Coronavirus vaccination: what you need to know,’ gave people the opportunity to ask questions and to find out more about the progress of the vaccination programme.
The event was a great success, with 900 people joining the webinar.
You can watch a recording of the webinar here.
5. BAME COVID-19 Vaccine Seminar
A BAME COVID-19 vaccine seminar, is taking place virtually on Thursday 11th February between 17:00 – 19:00.
The event is hosted by the NHS Race & Health Observatory and features speakers Dame Donna Kinnair (CEO, RCN), Professor Kevin Fenton (Public Health), Dr Malur Sudhanva (Consultant Virologist), Professor Jacqueline Dunkley Bent (Chief Midwifery Officer), Dr Chaand Nagpaul (Chair, BMA) and is hosted by Yvonne Coghill (Special Advisor).
You can join the seminar via the following MS Teams link: https://bit.ly/39R1Ehd