Stay active indoors #hwlifts

Whether you’re avoiding the snow or have been indoors long-term due to shielding, age or a health condition, staying active at home is a great boost to your health and mood Check out the Tune in to 10 Today service and listen to a 10 minute workout or follow along by watching a video exercise.  […]

Lincolnshire Thank You Wall

A chance to say thank you to anyone who has helped you, your loved ones and others in your community during the pandemic. HWLincs has launched a public ‘thank you wall’ to showcase the ways Lincolnshire people have helped each other during the past year. To leave your message, click the picture, scroll down to […]

#hwlifts Lockdown mood boosts refresher

While we’re still in national lockdown, it’s important we take some time to try to improve our mood when we can. It’s unrealistic to think any steps will magically transform you, so turn that into a positive – any little lift is a big achievement. Here are some top tips from health experts: Get outside […]

Three ways to help your children through the next month of lockdown

With the news that schools won’t return to normal until at least March 8th, here are three ways you can help your children cope with these strange and stressful times. Be curious about what’s causing your child to be anxious Encourage children to keep in touch with their friends Maintain a routine and organise the […]

WATCH: If you’ve had COVID-19, should you have the vaccine? This and much more answered

Last week’s HWLincs / Healthwatch COVID-19 vaccine webinar is available to watch on demand. Recorded live on Thursday night (January 21st) in front of hundreds of viewers, the video has since been viewed thousands more times on Facebook. The video is now available on YouTube and we’ve listed the questions below for quick access to […]

Lincolnshire COVID-19 vaccination team webinar – REGISTER HERE

The team in charge of vaccinating Lincolnshire from COVID-19 will take part in an online information session on Thursday to answer your questions. The Zoom event, hosted by HWLincs and Healthwatch Lincolnshire, starts on Thursday, January 21 at 5pm. The vaccination leads on the panel will include Lincolnshire Public Health, NHS Lincolnshire, the United Lincolnshire […]

The first NHS Lincolnshire Citizens’ Panel survey is live!

HWLincs has recruited hundreds of panel members over the past few months so it’s massively exciting for us to see the first survey making its way to members this week. This is also the first chance for members to win £250. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw. Citizens’ Panel […]

Making a Difference 2020: read the HWLincs six-month report

What a year. Like everyone had to, we quickly adapted to new ways of working and doing so allowed us to carry on delivering vital work that helps improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the county. As 2020 draws to a close, you can read all about HWLincs’ work over the last six […]

Free flu vaccination age drops

People in Lincolnshire aged between 50 and 64 years old will be eligible for free flu shots from December 1. Flu shots can be booked at GP practices and pharmacies. The NHS recommends people get these now, ahead of the start of flu season (December to March). “Having initially focused on the other eligible groups […]

Thank a role model on International Men’s Day and raise money for charity

A Lincolnshire domestic abuse charity has launched its Thank a Man 2020 campaign to celebrate everyday role models. For International Men’s Day (November 19th), nominate a special guy, give a donation and EDAN Lincs (Ending Domestic Abuse Now in Lincolnshire) will send him a thank-you letter. Let EDAN know why this man deserves to get […]

Participants wanted for new NHS bowel study

The NHS is appealing for people with diarrhoea and other gut issues to get participate in a new study. The Lincolnshire Poacher Study hopes to find new ways of treating people with irritable bowel syndrome. The NHS Lincolnshire Community Health Services says anyone with these symptoms who wants to take part should make an appointment […]

HWLincs renews top volunteers award

HWLincs has renewed its Investing in Volunteers Award for the second time. The charity, which works with more than 40 valued volunteers delivering the Healthwatch Lincolnshire contract and beyond, is one of just four organisations in the county to earn the prestigious mark. This year, HWLincs had to radically adjust its approach to every aspect […]