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5 on Friday: 6th May 2022

6th May 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.

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. 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 outside Lidl on Station Avenue, Loughborough and at De Montfort University on the following days:

De Montfort University

  • Friday 6th May – Age 16 + 11am-3pm, Age 5+ 3pm-5pm.
  • Saturday 7th May – Ages 5+
  • Sunday 8th May – Ages 5+

Lidl, Station Avenue, Loughborough

  • Friday 6th May – Age 16 + 11am-3pm, Age 5+ 3pm-5pm.
  • Saturday 7th May – Age 5+

People can drop in daily between 11am-5pm for first, second, third and 1st and 2nd booster doses.

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 6th May

  • Highcross Shopping Centre (Age 16+ 11am-3pm & Age 5+ 3pm-7pm) 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • De Montfort University (Age 16+ 11am-3pm & Age 5+ 3pm-5pm) 1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Melton Road Vaccination Centre, 221 Melton Rd, Leicester LE4 7AN. (Age 16+ 9am-3pm & Age 5+ 3pm-6pm) 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 or 2nd 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.
  • Lidl, Station Avenue, Loughborough (Age 16+ 11am-3pm & Age 5+ 3pm-5pm)  1st, 2nd, 3rd doses and 1st & 2nd boosters.
  • Saffron Pharmacy, 501 Saffron Ln, Leicester LE2 6UL. (Age 16+ 9am-3pm & Age 12+ 3-6pm) 1st or 2nd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0Q, Age 16+, 9.15am-3pm 1st or 2nd dose, 1st & 2nd Boosters. Age 5-11, 3-4.30pm, 1st dose.  Age 12+, 4-4.45pm 1st or 2nd dose, 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
  • Merridale Medical Centre, Fullhurst Avenue LE3 1BL (Age 16+ 12-3pm & Age 12+ 3-5pm) 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Delivery Pharmacy, Hinckley,  9am-5.15pm Age 18+ 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters

Saturday 7th May

  • Highcross Shopping Centre Age 5+ 10am-6pm 1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • De Montfort University Age 5+ 11am-5pm 1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Melton Road Vaccination Centre, 221 Melton Rd, Leicester LE4 7AN. Age 5+ 9am-6pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Oakham Enterprise Park, 9.30am-5.30pm. Age 5+   1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Lidl, Station Avenue, Loughborough 10am-6pm Age 5+ 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.
  • Saffron Pharmacy, 501 Saffron Ln, Leicester LE2 6UL. Age 12+ 9am-12pm 1st or 2nd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Coalville Hospital, Broom Leys Rd, Coalville LE67 4DE. 9am-5pm. Ages 12+ 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose, 1st booster.  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
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Leicester LE4 6DP, UK. Age 5-17 8.15am-3.15pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & Boosters
  • Coalville Hospital. 9am-1pm. Ages 5+  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st Boosters
  • Coalville Hospital. 1.15pm-5pm. Ages 75+  2nd Boosters

Sunday 8th May

  • Highcross Shopping Centre Age 5+ 11am-5pm 1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • De Montfort University Age 5+ 11am-5pm 1st  2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Melton Road Vaccination Centre, 221 Melton Rd, Leicester LE4 7AN. Age 5+ 9am-6pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters.
  • Melton Sports Village, Burton Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1DR.  11am-5pm  Age 5+  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.
  • Vision Pharmacy, Spinney Hill Road LE5 3GH,  12pm-3pm  Ages 5+  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Jalaram Community Centre 9am-2.45pm, Age 5+ 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Leicester LE4 6DP, UK. Age 12+ 8.15am-3.15pm 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Burbage Common & Greenspaces. 10.30am-4.30pm. Age 5+ 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st & 2nd Boosters
  • Coalville Hospital. 9am-1pm. Ages 5+  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. 1st Boosters
  • Coalville Hospital. 1.15pm-5pm. Ages 75+  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/.

 

2. International Day of the Midwife 2022

This week we marked International Day of the Midwife (5th May) to recognise and honour the important contribution of our midwives.

This year midwives across the world celebrated by reflecting on this year’s theme, the progress in midwifery over the past 100 years.

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups (LLR CCGs) would particularly like to thank midwives for their incredible work over the last two years, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr (Hon) Caroline Trevithick, Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Performance, at LLR CCGs, also praised the work of midwives, maternity support workers and student midwives:

To find out more about International Day of the Midwife 2022, visit https://www.rcm.org.uk/international-day-of-the-midwife-2022/.

 

3. Help us design a local campaign about urgent care

You are invited to take part in our questionnaire and provide your opinion about a new local NHS campaign we are hoping to launch soon. Your responses will help us to test the campaign’s likely effectiveness and inform any final adjustments we need to make before launch. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Your responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. Your information will be coded and will remain confidential. If you have questions at any time about the questionnaire, you may contact Melanie Shilton at 07717 865616 or by email at melanie.shilton1@nhs.net.

Thank you very much for your time and support.

You can complete the survey here.

The survey closes at 9am on 11th May.

 

4. Dying Matters Week

During Dying Matters Week (2-6 May 2022) the local NHS is encouraging people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) to talk more openly about dying and to plan ahead for their end of life care.

The website www.dyingmattersleicestershireandrutland.com aims to support people in LLR through every stage of dying, death and bereavement by providing comprehensive information, including details of the many health and care support services available across both counties.

The website addresses many difficult questions, such as what to expect during the last days and how to prepare and support loved ones, including children, through loss.

For people coming to the end of their life, there is advice for people to start those difficult discussions with loved ones and the website highlights the importance of end of life planning, by putting key documents in place such as an Advance Care Plan and ReSpect form, to ensure each person is able to have the best end of life possible.

To find out more visit https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/news/ccg-news/dying-is-a-major-life-event-says-the-nhs-during-dying-matters-week/.

 

5. CQC recognises further improvements at LPT

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a report following a focused unannounced inspection of the acute wards for adults of working age and psychiatric intensive care units at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), which took place in February 2022.

The CQC have moved up LPT’s ratings in this core service in recognition of these improvements in the two key domains they inspected – Safety and Responsiveness.

  • The Safety domain of the service has moved up from Inadequate to Requires Improvement
  • The Responsive domain has moved up from Requires Improvement to Good for this service.

The inspection focused specifically on whether the following actions had been taken by LPT since the 2021 inspection:

  • making it easier for patients to call for help in an emergency
  • ensuring that people no longer had to sleep in shared accommodation
  • protecting patients’ privacy and dignity.

The CQC report concluded that ‘The Trust have met all actions required in the enforcement action issued at the last inspection.’

To find out more visit https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/news/cqc-recognises-further-improvements-in-acute-wards-for-adults-of-working-age-and-psychiatric-intensive-care-units-at-leicestershire-partnership-nhs-trust/

 

Extra: Mental Health Awareness Week toolkit 

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week (9th-15th May 2022), and this year’s theme is loneliness.

The Start a Conversation partnership has put together a digital toolkit of messages to share across social media, aimed at reaching a number of different audiences, signposting to support services and advice available.

Click here to access the toolkit.

Please share the toolkit amongst your networks and communities.

 

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