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  • “The time to get your Jab is now” - Covid-19 vaccination roll out continues over Easter

    by Karen Mason | Mar 31, 2021

    Local doctors urge people in priority groups 1-9 who haven’t booked their first Covid-19 vaccination jab to do so now.

    Dr David Vickers, medical director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust which runs the large scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said:

    “The vast majority of our vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough continue to vaccinate people over the Easter long weekend and beyond.  So if you are in an eligible group – meaning you are 50 or over, have a health condition that puts you at greater risk, or are a health or social care worker – and you haven’t booked your first dose yet, the time to do so is right now. 

    “It’s quick and simple to book your vaccination at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by phoning 119 free of charge.  Don’t forget to bring to your appointment some form of evidence that shows you are in one of the eligible cohorts.”

    Dr Gary Howsam, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group Chair and local GP added:

    “We’re making really strong progress with vaccinations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with over 349,000 doses already delivered to the most vulnerable cohorts.” 

    “Scientific evidence has shown the vaccine is safe and effective and is successfully driving down hospitalisation and infection rates.  Local NHS teams are working hard to offer the first crucial dose of the vaccine to as many people in the top nine priority groups as possible by the middle of April.  We need people to take up this offer to keep everyone safe.

    “I would also like to take this opportunity to remind people that are due to have their second dose to make sure they attend their appointment.”

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    Editors notes:

    Cohorts 1-9 include:

    • Anyone aged 50+
    • Individuals who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (aged 18 and over)
    • 18-65 year olds with long term conditions
    • Health and social care staff
    • Care home workers and residents
    • Carers (aged 18 and over):  if you are a main carer of someone at high risk from coronavirus

    Further information on cohorts 1-9 is available here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/who-can-get-the-vaccine/

    Large Scale Vaccination Centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough open over the Easter weekend by appointment only are located at:

    • the Arena and Events Centre, East of England Showground, Peterborough
    • the City Care Centre Peterborough
    • the Oak Tree Centre Huntingdon
    • the Horsefair Shopping Centre Wisbech
    • the Grafton Shopping Centre Cambridge
    • the Priory Centre St Neots
  • Pioneering service offers vital support to families during pandemic

    by Monika Gaubyte | Mar 31, 2021

    A new, collaborative, overnight respite care service for children with very complex healthcare needs, launched to provide extra support for children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to continue for an additional seven months.

    Overnight respite care service

    Milton Hub began back in November to support families in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough experiencing incredibly tough circumstances as a result of some care and routines being affected by the impact of COVID-19. Many parents and guardians shielding their clinically vulnerable children over the last year have been providing care full-time, but those who have accessed this new service say it has “come to my rescue” and “really did save the day”.

    A collaboration between East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), Cambridgeshire  Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Milton Hub offers a four- or three-night stay at EACH’s centre in Milton for children with very complex medical needs, thereby giving some much-needed respite to both parents, guardians and children. 

    Children who stay at the Hub get to take part in fun and nurturing activities whilst being cared for by nurses and healthcare workers from within the local children’s care system. The environment is fully COVID-secure, with complete PPE for staff and testing carried out for all, including children. By the end of February 109 overnight stays had taken place.

    Carol Anderson, Chief Nurse at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, said:

    “We’re so pleased to work together with our brilliant colleagues at EACH and at the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust to support parents, carers and children with very complex healthcare needs whose care has been affected significantly by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “We know this has been an incredibly tough year for parents and children. We feel privileged to be able to offer this respite service to give children an enjoyable break away from their day-to-day routine, and to offer parents and carers the chance to catch their breath and recharge, knowing their children are safely being cared for by a wonderful team of trained professionals.”

    Jenna Ridout, EACH Clinical Nurse Specialistwho specialises in long-term ventilation and respiratory care, has been leading the Hub. She said: 

    “Families who have accessed the Hub have generally expressed relief that their child can be cared for somewhere safe, with specialist nursing support, whilst they take a moment to rest or spend time with other family members. This more obvious outcome of respite for parents and carers who are exhausted, however, has gone hand in hand with their excitement and anticipation of positive experiences for their child to access via Milton Hub. We’ve been inviting children and young people to contribute to a large piece of group artwork, entitled Creative Connections, which is exciting to see grow with each Hub stay.”

    Kirstie Lynn, Service Manager, Children’s Specialist Community Nursing Services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, said:

    “We’re delighted to be working with our colleagues across the county to provide some much-needed respite for children and young people. It has been a real opportunity for our teams to learn from each other and really highlights positive outcomes we can achieve when we work together to support families.”

  • Luton schoolboy produces a rap for ChatHealth

    by Debbie Manning | Mar 29, 2021

    Budding young rap artist Jayden, from Luton, has written and produced a rap for ChatHealth. The rap was created following a competition in February directed at young people to design a rap to encourage young people across Beds and Luton talk about relationships, bullying and healthy eating among other issues through direct, confidential texts with their school nurses.

    ChatHealth, run by Bedfordshire and Luton Children’s Community Health Services, gives young people, aged 11-19, is an anonymous texting service offered by the local school nursing team to support the young people in our community with accessing confidential health advice.

    Jayden, 14, who attends Challney High School for boys, said:  “I started listening to music from a young age as a toddler, where at home my mum and dad would play a wide range of music.”

    Jayden ‘s parents added:  “It was rap music that stuck with him the most aided by recital of lyrics from his favourite songs including and not limited to Cartoon Network characters.  We  like rap music because it allows story-telling, and can be fused with any music genre and like jeans, never goes out of fashion.  Jayden decided to get involved with the ChatHealth competition because of his love of music and to use it as a tool to help send out an important message about issues affecting young people.”

    Head of Music at Challney High School for Boys, Nadia Ruiters added:  “Music has been brought back on to the curriculum last year starting with Year 7 students and one Year 9 GCSE group. This is an exciting time for the school as it is one step closer to embedding the culture of music back into the school.”

    Kirsty Younger, CCS School Nurse added. “Over the past year it has been really difficult for young people, within our local community. Jayden’s fantastic rap will hopefully encourage young people to access the service as they will be able to relate to the message delivered within the rap, and give them confidence in access ChatHealth for support with any physical and emotional health needs.   

    “Chat Health has supported a number of young people over the past year and one young person stated that she felt able to be honest with the nurse, and the support she received from the Chat Health service enable her to have the confidence to access on-going support face to face, and wouldn't of accessed further intervention without the support from the ChatHealth nurse.”

    Jayden's rap can also be viewed here:  https://vimeo.com/521759717/2f2f4515f1

    To find out more about ChatHealth visit:
    Bedford - www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/bedford/chathealth
    Luton -    www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/Luton/ChatHealth

  • New tech to test children's eyesight at home

    by Kirstie Flack | Mar 16, 2021

    School children who have missed out on crucial eye tests during lockdown can now be screened at home using a new digital app.

    One in five UK children is affected by poor eyesight but it can be detected early on with screening during the first year of school. At this point problems can be successfully treated with glasses or patches, if not, they can develop into life-long issues including loss of sight.

    Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has collaborated with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Child programme screening team, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, and the county’s community and hospital NHS trusts to provide a pioneering approach for schoolchildren who have missed screening during the Covid restrictions.

    The Paediatric Ophthalmology Team at Addenbrooke’s has developed and clinically tested a digital application, called DigiVis, which allows adults and children to test their own vision accurately at home.

    DigiVis is a web-based app which enables accurate sight testing for people from the age of four upwards. To use the app, two digital devices such a smartphone and laptop are needed in addition to a few household items to calibrate the system, such as a tape measure or ruler and a standard sized business / store card.

    After pairing the devices over the internet, the user matches letters shown on their hand-held device with those displayed at a distance on the other device. The app automatically works out the smallest size letter that can be recognised – a measurement called visual acuity.

    Parents are being contacted through their child’s school with information about vision screening and how to access the DigiVis test. Using the DigiVis measurements, the screening team can identify the children who need a full eye examination and organise this.

    CUH Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Dr Louise Allen, said: "It can be difficult for parents to detect if their child has reduced vision, but early treatment is crucial, making screening really important. Using digital technology will allow us to reach those children whose screening has been disrupted by the Covid crisis, to ensure that they don’t miss out.

    “I want to thank everyone involved in this collaboration, which is an excellent example of teamwork across organisations to find a solution at a time of national crisis. The service will benefit thousands of children in the county, and may be a potential model for vision screening worldwide.”


    Thanks to backing from the Medical Research Council, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust and the local charity Fight Against Blindness, the DigiVis web-app has been fully clinically tested and CE marked, meaning it meets European health and safety requirements.

    Service Lead for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Child Programme, Andrea Graves said: “Working in collaboration with our colleagues across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been fantastic. By sharing our resources and expertise, we can ensure children are not missing out on a vital check early in their development.

    “Using DigiVis is just one of the choices we are offering families as an interim solution whilst we operate under the current restrictions. Although clinic appointments are available, I would encourage any families who receive a vision screening letter to try using DigiVis. It is very simple and there are easy-to-follow instructions.

    "If any families need help using DigiVis, have questions about vision screening or have concerns about their child’s vision please call us on 0300 029 50 50 or text us on 07520 649 887.”

    Dr Liz Robin, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough's Director of Public Health, added: “This new technology will contribute to the success of our Best Start in Life programme; a multi-agency partnership which aims to ensure all children in Cambridgeshire are healthy, happy, and confident.

    “I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this project in what has been a particularly challenging time. It really does go to show how committed we all are to delivering a safe and effective service to our children at all times.”

     
  • Virtual Board Meeting – 17th March 2021

    by Sarah Turner | Mar 12, 2021

    Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust board meeting on Wednesday 17th March, which was due to take place in public, is being held virtually.

    A set of papers for the board meeting has been published on our website here.

    There will be an option for members of the public to submit any questions to the board for consideration by emailing ccs.trustsecretary@nhs.net. Please keep questions brief and to the point, and use ‘Trust Board Meeting Question’ in the subject heading of your email.

    Responses will either be posted on the Trust’s board meeting webpage following the meeting or can be found in the minutes published in due course.

  • Large scale Covid-19 vaccination centre launches in Harleston Norfolk, accelerating the delivery of life saving jab

    by Karen Mason | Feb 27, 2021

    The NHS launches a new large scale Covid-19 vaccination centre at the old Paddock Road Surgery in Harleston on Sunday 28 February 2021, as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history. 

    The centre provides an additional option to the large scale vaccination centres already delivering vaccines in Kings Lynn, Norwich, Attleborough, North Walsham and Lowestoft; and the hubs already successfully delivering vaccinations in local hospitals and by GPs across the county.

    Dr David Vickers, Medical Director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust which is co-ordinating delivery of the large vaccination centres across Norfolk and Waveney said:

    “We are delighted to be launching an additional large scale vaccination centre at the old Paddock Road surgery in Harleston; joining the centres already successfully delivering this life saving vaccination across Norfolk and Waveney.”

    “The centres are capable of delivering thousands of vaccines a week and provide a major boost to our plans to offer protection to those who would benefit most as quickly as possible.

    “We’d like to say an enormous thank you to our amazing staff and volunteers for their incredible hard work, and also to colleagues at the Harleston Medical Practice and SST Medical Properties for letting us use their premises for this vital vaccination programme.”

    People aged 64 and over who have received a letter can now book a vaccination at a time and location that is convenient to them by going online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.  Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.   

    New appointments are regularly added to the booking system, so please keep checking if you don’t immediately see an appointment in a suitable location for you.  Alternatively, people can choose to wait to be contacted by their local GP services.

    Melanie Craig, Chief Executive, NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group added:

    “NHS staff, supported by volunteers and health professionals that have returned to the NHS are doing an incredible job to deliver what it is the largest vaccination programme in our history, at the same time as providing vital services for people who need our care. 

    “Latest published data confirms more than 40% of Norfolk and Waveney’s most vulnerable patients have received their first Covid-19 vaccine and this new centre will help us vaccinate more people. 

    “Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine; we will contact you. If you receive a letter inviting you to book your first Covid-19 dose via the national booking system, you can do this or choose to wait for your local GP practice to contact you to book an appointment at a site closer to you; there are options available.

    "When you are contacted, please attend your booked appointments. It is vital that you do not attend the old Paddock Road surgery vaccination centre if you do not have an appointment as you will not be able to receive a vaccination.

    “I urge people across Norfolk and Waveney to continue following all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – that means staying at home as much as you can, and always remembering ‘hands, face and space; it’s also vital for people that have had a dose of the vaccine to continue following the same guidance.”

    The old Paddock Road surgery is situated behind the Co-op, not far from the main Harleston Medical Practice premises which are located in front of the Co-op.  To avoid any impact on patients and colleagues at the Harleston Medical Practice – who will not be able to answer queries about our large scale vaccination service - we ask that people park in the Co-op car park, the entrance to which is currently from Paddock Road.  The Co-op car park is free of charge.  Please do not park in the old Paddock Road Surgery car park unless you are a disabled driver or passenger.

    A one way traffic flow system has recently been introduced in the immediate vicinity of the Harleston Medical Practice and the old Paddock Road Surgery vaccination centre.  Sat Nav references should therefore not be used.  When arriving in Harleston, people should follow the highway signs for the vaccination centre which will direct them to the Co-op car park via Swan Lane, Weavers Croft and Paddock Road.  The vaccination centre is less than a minute’s walk from the Co-op car park.  When leaving the car park, please exit via Bullock Fair Close and left onto The Thoroughfare one-way system.

  • Large scale Covid-19 vaccination centre launches at the Priory Centre, St Neots, accelerating the delivery of life saving jab

    by Karen Mason | Feb 26, 2021

    The NHS launches a new large scale Covid-19 vaccination centre on Friday 26 February 2021, as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history. 

    The centre will be located at the Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots.

    The centre provides an additional option to the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust large scale vaccination centres already delivering vaccines at the Grafton Shopping Centre Cambridge; the City Care Centre Peterborough; the Oak Tree Centre Huntingdon; the Horsefair Shopping Centre Wisbech; the Indoor Bowls Centre Cambridge; and the East of England Showground; and the vaccination hubs already successfully delivering vaccinations in local hospitals and by GPs across the county.

    Dr David Vickers, Medical Director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust which is co-ordinating delivery of the large vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said:

    “We are delighted to be launching an additional large vaccination centre at the Priory Centre, St Neots, jointing the centres already successfully delivering this life saving vaccination across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.”

    “The centres are capable of delivering thousands of vaccines a week and provide a major boost to our plans to offer protection to those who would benefit most as quickly as possible.

    “We’d like to say an enormous thank you to our amazing staff and volunteers for their incredible hard work, and also to colleagues at the Priory Centre and St Neots Town Council for letting us use their premises for this vital vaccination programme.”

    People aged 64 and over can now book a vaccination by going online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.  Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. 

    Dr Gary Howsam, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group Chair and local GP added:

    “NHS staff are doing an incredible job to deliver what is the largest vaccination programme in our history, at the same time as providing vital services for people who need our care. 

    “Please attend your booked appointment.  Appointments are staggered to allow for social distancing and people are urged not to turn up early to avoid queues.

    “It is vital that you do not attend the vaccination centres if you do not have an appointment as you will not be able to receive a vaccination.”

    “I urge people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to continue following all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – that means staying at home as much as you can, and always remembering ‘hands, face and space’.”

    ENDS

    Editors notes:

    Covid-19 vaccinations are now being delivered across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – by appointment only - through:

    • The Vaccination Centres run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust at The Grafton Shopping Centre, Cambridge; the City Care Centre, Peterborough; the Oak Tree Centre Huntingdon; the Horsefair Shopping Centre Wisbech; the Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club, Cambridge; the Arena and Events Centre East of England Showground; and the Priory Centre St Neots, with more centres coming on line in the comings weeks.

       

    • Local Vaccine Services – provided by GPs and Pharmacies across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – for more information on these services visit: https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/covid-19-national-vaccination-programme/

    How to find the Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots PE19 2BH

    • By car:there are two public car parks on Priory Lane.The first is adjacent to the Priory Centre (PE19 2BH), and the second is at Waitrose (PE19 2BH).A third car park is available at the Priory, St Anselm Place (PE19 2BH) and a fourth is available at Tan Yard (PE19 1DF).Charges apply at all four car parks.

       

    • By bus: the Priory Centre is a two minute walk from the St Neots Bus Station on the Market Square (PE19 2AF

    • By rail:St Neots railway station is on Station Road, St Neots, PE19 1QF and is located to the east of the town approximately 2.5 miles from the Priory Centre.It is on the East Coast Main Line and is managed and served by Great Northern

     

  • Duke of Cambridge visits King's Lynn large-scale vaccination centre

    by Sarah Turner | Feb 22, 2021

    The Duke of Cambridge this morning (Monday 22nd February) visited a vaccination centre at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange in Norfolk to pay tribute to the incredible efforts and dedication of the staff involved in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. PW1

    Matthew Winn, Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, said: “I was delighted to welcome the Duke of Cambridge to the vaccination centre in King's Lynn today.  I am so proud of the immense efforts our NHS staff and army of volunteers have shown as we roll out this life-saving vaccination programme. I would also like to recognise the hard work of staff across the local hospitals, GPs and pharmacists - and thanks to our collective commitment, we have delivered over 300,000 vaccinations to people in priority groups across Norfolk and Waveney.”

    During the visit, His Royal Highness spoke to NHS staff and volunteers about their experiences of being involved in the largest vaccination programme in British history. 

    Sandra Laycock, vaccination nurse, who undertakes clinical assessments to ensure it is safe to deliver the vaccine to individuals, said: “The Duke was really interested in all that we were doing here to protect people and help them return to a more normal way of life in the future.” PW6

    Margot Smith, immunisation nurse, was drawing up the vaccines today and said:  “It was great to explain the vaccination process to the Duke – he was really interested in my role in the vaccination centre today and my usual role as a school immunisation nurse."

    Debbie Rudd, vaccinator, said: “It was great to hear that the Duke was so positive about people having their vaccinations and he thanked us for everything we are doing to support the vaccination programme.”

    Raj Thirunageswaram, Clinical Operations Manager for the King's Lynn site, said:  “It was a pleasure talking to the Duke and I was pleased to share with him how well all the different professionals here today work together as a team.” PW2

    Mike Passfield, Clinical Operations Director for the Trust’s large scale vaccination centres, said: “I’ve been privileged to lead the mass vaccination centre programme on behalf of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, and I enjoyed sharing with the Duke how many organisations have collectively worked together to overcome our logistical challenges and rolled out this life-saving vaccination programme.”

    Husband and wife volunteers, Fliss and Stewart Davidson, added:  “It’s a great privilege to be part of the vaccination programme. We’ve been volunteering with the RVS since March last year and with the vaccination centres in Wisbech and King's Lynn for several weeks. The Duke was interested to hear how our role helps reassure people who are waiting to have their vaccine and how positive the atmosphere is at the Centre.” 

    ENDS

    Editor's notes

    Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust delivers the four large-scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Waveney, alongside a number of GP and pharmacy-led sites. The vaccination centre at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn opened on 1st February and has delivered thousands of vaccines every week since.

    Statistics published by NHS England on 18th February confirm, for the period up to 14th February, that 307,716 doses of the life-saving vaccination have been delivered to people living in Norfolk and Waveney, with 94% of over 80s, 97% of 75-79 year olds and 73% of 70-74 year olds receiving their first dose.

  • Large scale vaccination centre launches at East of England Showground Peterborough

    by Karen Mason | Feb 15, 2021

    The NHS launches a new large scale Covid-19 vaccination centre on Tuesday 16 February 2021, as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history.  

    The centre will be located at the Arena and Events Centre, East of England Showground, Peterborough.

    The centre provides an additional option to the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust large scale vaccination centres already delivering vaccines at the Grafton Shopping Centre, Cambridge; the City Care Centre, Peterborough; the Oak Tree Centre Huntingdon; the Horsefair Shopping Centre Wisbech; the Indoor Bowls Centre Cambridge; and the vaccination hubs already successfully delivering vaccinations in local hospitals and by GPs across the county. 

    Dr David Vickers, Medical Director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust which is co-ordinating delivery of the large vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said: 

    “We are delighted to be launching an additional large vaccination centre at the Arena and Events Centre at the East of England Showground Peterborough; joining the centres already successfully delivering this life saving vaccination.  Further centres will roll out in the coming weeks.” 

    “The centres are capable of delivering thousands of vaccines a week and provide a major boost to our plans to offer protection to those who would benefit most as quickly as possible.

    “We’d like to say an enormous thank you to our amazing staff and volunteers for their incredible hard work, and also to colleagues at the East of England Showground for letting us use their premises for this vital vaccination programme.”

    People aged 65 and over can now book a vaccination by going online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination .  Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.  

    We’d encourage everyone to book an appointment when they receive a letter but if anyone has already received a jab since the letter was sent out please disregard it.  

    Dr Gary Howsam, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group Chair and local GP added:

    “NHS staff are doing an incredible job to deliver what is the largest vaccination programme in our history, at the same time as providing vital services for people who need our care.  

    “When you are contacted, please attend your booked appointment.  Appointments are staggered to allow for social distancing and people are urged not to turn up early to avoid queues.

    “It is vital that you do not attend the vaccination centres if you do not have an appointment as you will not be able to receive a vaccination.”

    “I urge people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to continue following all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – that means staying at home as much as you can, and always remembering ‘hands, face and space’.”

    ENDS

    How to find the Arena and Events Centre, East of England Showground, Peterborough PE2 6XE (to find the Centre using sat nav, use PE2 6HE)

    The Arena and Events Centre/Vaccination Centre will be signposted from the Showground’s main gates.   Enter the Showground via gate 14. 

    For full details on how to find the Centre visit: https://eastofenglandarena.com/visitors/getting-here/   

    Editors notes:
    Covid-19 vaccinations are now being delivered across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – by appointment only - through: 

    • The Vaccination Centres run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust at The Grafton Shopping Centre, Cambridge; the City Care Centre, Peterborough; the Oak Tree Centre Huntingdon; the Horsefair Shopping Centre Wisbech; the Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club, Cambridge; and the Arena and Events Centre East of England Showground, with more centres coming on line in the comings weeks.   

    • Local Vaccine Services – provided by GPs and Pharmacies across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – for more information on these services visit: https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/covid-19-national-vaccination-programme/

    Who will deliver vaccinations 

    The Department for Health and Social Care recently changed legislation to allow a wider group of people than usual to administer vaccines, including more health care professionals as well as others who have completed the clinical training needed to administer vaccines.  
      
    For further information contact:

    Karen Mason, Head of Communications, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust 
    Tel: 07754 885331 Email:  karen.mason4@nhs.net

     
  • North Walsham large scale Covid-19 vaccination centre re-opens today (Tuesday 9 February 2021)

    by Karen Mason | Feb 09, 2021

    The large scale Covid-19 vaccination centre at the North Walsham Community Centre on New Road re-opens today after a temporary one day closure due to snow.

    We would like to remind people who were due to have their vaccination at North Walsham Community Centre yesterday to rebook their appointment via the National Booking System, using the ‘manage you appointment’ option at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ - anyone unable to book online can call 119. 

    All other large scale vaccination centres are also open to those with booked appointments including:

    • Castle Quarter Norwich
    • the Corn Exchange Kings Lynn
    • Connaught Hall Attleborough
    • Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech

    Please remember to wrap up warmly for your journey, and we remind people that appointments are staggered to avoid queues so please turn up on time and don’t worry if you are slightly late – you’ll still get your vaccination.

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