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Five on Friday: 25th February 2022

3rd March 2022 | By Communications Team | Posted in

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Welcome to 5 on Friday, our stakeholder bulletin for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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1. Covid vaccines first line of defence against virus in PM’s Plan

This week the Prime Minister confirmed the next steps for living with Covid-19, highlighting that vaccinations are the first line of defence against Covid-19 and will enable us to live and manage the virus.

As of yesterday, Thursday 23rd March, all Covid-19 restrictions were removed in England. However the Prime Ministers living with Covid-19 plan encourages everyone to act responsibly to stay safe.

The removal of restrictions means it is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive Covid test, however those who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

If you are due a vaccine, you can get yours this weekend at locations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The drive-through vaccination clinic continues at County Hall (Leicester Road, Glenfield, LE3 8RA) and is open every Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm.  First, second, third and booster doses are available to people aged 12 years and over

The NHS is continuing to provide pop-up clinics at different locations each weekend. From today and over the weekend (25-27 February), vaccines will be available outside Lidl on Fosse Road North, Leicester and at Lidl on Station Avenue, Loughborough. People can drop in any time between 9am and 5pm, for first, second, third and booster doses. Today the clinics are for ages 16 plus and tomorrow and Sunday they are for ages 12 plus.

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 25th February

  • Merridale Medical Centre, 5 Fullhurst Ave, Leicester LE3 1BL. 4pm-6pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd or booster dose. 
  • Groby Road Medical Centre, 9 Groby Rd, Leicester LE3 9ED. 10am-4pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd or booster dose.
  • Saffron Pharmacy. 9am-6pm. Age 16+ 1st or 2nd dose. Boosters.
  • The Kube, Leicester Racecourse, 3pm – 5.50pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Lidl, Fosse Road, Fosse Road North, LE3 5EZ, 9am-5pm Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Lidl, Loughborough, 9am-5pm Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Oakwood Pharmacy, Main St, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough LE12 8RZ 9am-6pm Age 16+  1st, 2nd or booster dose
  • Hinckley Leisure Centre, Argents Mead, Hinckley LE10 1BZ, 12pm-3pm Age 16+, 3pm-7pm, Age 12+   1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
  • Loughborough Hospital, 3.15 -7.15pm,  Age 12+   1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Charnwood Borough Council, 9am-5pm. Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
  • Vision Pharmacy, 1 Spinney Hill Rd,  LE5 3GH. (9am-3pm Age 16+,   3pm-6.30pm Age 12+)  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.

Saturday 26th February

  • Oakham Enterprise Park, 10am-5.30pm. Age 12+,  1st  2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.
  • Coalville Hospital. 10am-5pm. Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Groby Road Medical Centre, 9 Groby Rd, Leicester LE3 9ED. 8.45am-7pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd or booster dose. 
  • Saffron Pharmacy. 9am-12pm. Age 16+ 1st or 2nd dose. Boosters.
  • Leicester General Hospital, 8.30am-5.30pm, Age 12+  1st or 2nd dose. Boosters.
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary, 8.30am-5.30pm, Age 5-11 clinically vulnerable, 1st dose.
  • Lidl, Fosse Road, Fosse Road North, LE3 5EZ, 9am-5pm Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Lidl, Loughborough, 9am-5pm Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Oakwood Pharmacy, Main St, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough LE12 8RZ 9am-1pm Age 16+  1st, 2nd or booster dose
  • Loughborough Hospital, 8.15am -3.15pm,  Age 12+   1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose. Quiet time 8.15-10.15am, ideal for 12-15 year olds who are extremely clinically vulnerable.
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, LE4 6DP 8.15am – 3.15pm, Age 12+   1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose. Pre-booked appointments also available: Ages 16+: Click here, Ages 12 – 15: Click here
  • Jalaram Coummunity Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR, 9am-3pm, Age 16+, 1st 2nd or booster dose.
  • Charnwood Borough Council, 9am-4.30pm. Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
  • St Hilda’s, Ling Dale, East Goscoste LE7 3XW 9.30am-1pm, Age 12+   1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
  • Vision Pharmacy, 1 Spinney Hill Rd,  LE5 3GH. 9am-3pm Age 12+   1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.

Sunday 27th February

  • Coalville Hospital. 10am-5pm. Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary, 8.30am-5.30pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Melton Sports Village, Burton Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1DR 9am-4pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose
  • Lidl, Fosse Road, Fosse Road North, LE3 5EZ, 9am-5pm Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Lidl, Loughborough, 9am-5pm Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Loughborough Hospital, 8.15am -11.15am,  Age 5-11 clinically vulnerable, 1st dose.
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, LE4 6DP 12.15pm – 7.15pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose. Quiet time 12.15-2.15pm, ideal for 12-15 year olds who are extremely clinically vulnerable. Pre-booked appointments also available: Ages 16+: Click here, Ages 12 – 15: Click here
  • Feilding Palmer Hospital, Gilmorton Rd, Lutterworth LE17 4DZ, 2.15-5.15pm Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Vision Pharmacy, 1 Spinney Hill Rd,  LE5 3GH. 10am-4pm Age 12+   1st, 2nd or 3rd dose. Boosters.

For the full list of walk-in clinics and for more details visit: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/

2. Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022

Eating disorders are devastating mental illnesses that affect 1 in 50 people in the UK. In Leicestershire we are seeing increasing numbers of people of all ages and backgrounds needing support for conditions such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder (BED).

Recovery is possible and the best outcomes are achieved when early warning signs are spotted so that support can be provided early. Warning signs are not always related to people’s weight or appearance but spotting them early can save someone’s life.

This Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022 (28 Feb- 6 March), Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s adult and CAMHS eating disorder services, want to reach out to GPs and primary care colleagues to support them in spotting early warnings and advising them on the best next steps to take for their patients.

Free online webinar events for GPs and health professionals, are taking place every day from next Monday to Friday between 12.30pm-1.30pm. You can join the webinars via this link.

You can also find out more information below:
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3. Prostate cancer – online risk checker

Prostate Cancer UK and NHS England have launched a campaign to find 14,000 undiagnosed men who need urgent treatment.

The campaign promotes the thirty-second online risk checker so men who are at high risk of prostate cancer can make an informed choice about speaking to their GP.

The risk checker asks a few simple questions to determine a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer and the symptoms they should look out for.

To find out more visit

 

4. How to improve children’s health with a few simple swaps

The Department of Health and Social Care’s Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) has launched the NHS Food Scanner App as part of its first ‘Better Health’ children’s nutrition campaign. The App is the ideal health hack for families, helping them to swap food and drink that are higher in sugar, saturated fat and salt to healthier alternatives.

With a simple scan of the barcodes, families can see how much sugar, saturated fat and salt is in everyday food and drinks. The App suggests healthier swaps, by encouraging users to choose “Good Choice” products – there are thousands of Good Choice food and drink products you can swap to.

The NHS Food Scanner App provides parents with an easy hack to improve their children’s health in 2022.

Download the free App today from the App Store or Google Play or search ‘Better Health Healthier Families’.

 

5. Campaign to support survivors of sexual assault and abuse

The NHS has launched a campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) – specialist NHS services that offer specialist practical, medical and emotional support 24/7 to anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted or abused.

The campaign aims to highlight these vital NHS support services, as new data published from an England-wide survey reveals that over half of respondents (56%) who have been sexually assaulted or abused did not seek help from any organisation or service after the incident.

Nearly half (44%) of people also say they don’t know or aren’t sure where to get help if they had been sexually assaulted, and 72% of respondents are currently unaware of the support available via the NHS.

If you have been raped, sexually assaulted or abused and don’t know where to turn, search ‘sexual assault referral centres’ to find out more or head to www.nhs.uk/SARCs to find your nearest service.

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