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NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria urges people aged 65 to 69 to book their vaccine this week

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Oswald Medical Centre set to open new surgery site offering improved patient care and experience

Oswald Medical Centre is set to open a new site which will offer an improved patient experience to patients registered with the practice.

The change will see the Myrtle House branch close and the new surgery site open in the iconic building on Blackburn Road in Accrington at BB5 1RP, adjacent to the Acorn Centre and on a main bus route. The change will mean just a short walk or drive for patients.

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Hundreds invited to new NHS vaccination centre in Burnley

Hundreds of people aged 65 and over and those who are clinically vulnerable are being invited to book a coronavirus vaccination at a new NHS larger scale vaccination centre in Burnley town centre.

People who are eligible and who haven’t already been vaccinated by their local GP led vaccination services or hospital hub, will receive letters from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service, telling them how they can book their appointment.

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Message from Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria to all Lancashire and South Cumbria teachers and early years practitioners.

Message from Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria to all Lancashire and South Cumbria teachers and early years practitioners.

Please be assured that the essential service you are all providing during this ongoing pandemic is vital and appreciated. However, at this time you are not yet eligible for the covid-19 vaccination.

As you will be aware the vaccine supply remains constrained and we must do all we can to protect the most vulnerable. Vulnerability to serious illness and death is extremely strongly linked to advancing age. The national Covid-19 Vaccination Booking System has opened up to frontline health and adult social care staff. These staff are eligible to help protect the older person receiving care from transmission from their worker. 

Those who provide direct care to the highest risk groups are being prioritised. Current evidence strongly indicates that the single greatest risk of mortality from COVID-19 is increasing age and that the risk increases exponentially with age. National evidence indicates that the optimal strategy for minimising future deaths is to offer vaccination to older age groups first.

We are not yet able to offer vaccination to critical workforces who do not work directly with older adults.

At this time those who work with children and young people - including teachers and early years practitioners - are not eligible for the vaccination and we ask that they be patient and wait until they are invited. Please do not book an appointment at the large-scale vaccination centres as you will be turned away.

Anyone who books one of these appointments will need to show a valid work ID when arriving for their appointment and if they are unable to do so they will be turned away.  Please do not book an appointment if you are not eligible to do so as it will waste the appointment and waste an opportunity for an older person to receive the vaccine.

 

Love your heart this Valentine’s Day

Many of us will be giving our hearts away for the tradition of Valentine's Day, but have you made sure that the heart you are giving is a healthy one?

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