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Plans for Lincolnshire's winter healthcare provision and recovery after Covid to be discussed




Winter plans for healthcare could see the NHS 111 service expanded to provide 'low complexity urgent care' and help reduce A&E admissions.

A meeting of the Health Scrutiny Committee for Lincolnshire will hear the proposals on Wednesday, September 16.

The panel will also discuss information presented by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust on its restoration and recovery, following the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic and hear from management representatives.

Plans are being put in place for the 'restoration and recovery' of healthcare in Lincolnshire following the Covid pandemic.
Plans are being put in place for the 'restoration and recovery' of healthcare in Lincolnshire following the Covid pandemic.

The winter plans for healthcare are also expected to include:

-A significantly expanded seasonal flu vaccination programme introduced

- Expanding the 111 First offer to provide low complexity urgent care without the need for an A&E attendance, ensuring those who need care can receive it in the right setting more quickly

- Systems used to maximise the use of ‘Hear and Treat’ and ‘See and Treat’ pathways for 999 demand, to support a sustained reduction in the number of patients conveyed to Type 1 or 2 emergency departments.

- Continuing to make full use of the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme



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