Dear allI hope you’re staying safe and well.We are making good and constant progress with our vaccination programme in Southwark and that reflects the efforts of everyone across our communities.Please see below, two upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics in Southwark:
- Wednesday, 26 May, East Street Market (Dawes Street end), SE17 2FS, 9-11.30am
- Saturday, 29-May, Celestial Church of Christ Elephant & Castle Parish, 187 Glengall Road SE15 6RS, 12-4pmThey are for anyone aged 40 or over who are yet to have their first vaccination. Please feel free to share attached flyers or this email with your family, friends, neighbours, and wider networks/contacts in Southwark. There is no need to make an appointment and no ID is needed.These pop-up clinics continue to help us reach communities who wouldn’t have otherwise received a vaccine.We are aware of messages about COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination programme being shared within various groups and communities, so we have also developed anew resource, called Vaccine Factswhich has stories of different people and why they got the vaccine alongside some more accessible information.You may see some advertising in Southwark for this over the next few weeks – outdoor and local newspaper. Example of one on Camberwell road is attached. If you do, why not take a selfie, and tag us onTwitterorFacebookso we can reshare. If social media is not for you, please email your picture email@example.com we can share directly and give you more than 15 minutes of fame.I look forward to seeing your pictures.To ensure no one is left behind with COVID-19 vaccinations, we are also running ourVaccine Factscampaign onColourful Radio. “Colourful Radio is a commercial radio station broadcasting on DAB across London, Birmingham, Manchester as well as online. Colourful Radio’s output is split between news, current affairs and urban music hit-list.”TrainingThe CCG is running a series of bespoke, free virtual training for people in Southwark and across south east London who are healthcare workers, council staff, teachers, social workers, community care providers to challenge misconceptions and myths surrounding autism in a real and relevant way.Please see attached flyer to registerfor the appropriate ‘understanding autism’ session for you.Have your say on King’s College Hospital strategyWe are writing to let you know about the exciting work that King’s is currently undertaking to develop their five-year strategy. King’s has a rich history of delivering world-class services, and in light of the unprecedented challenges they have faced through the pandemic, they believe now is the perfect time to plan how they will continue to improve on that tradition for their patients, staff and communities.To that end, they are seeking your input to the priorities and aims for the Trust. Specifically, they’re interested in your experience and impression of King’s and what they should focus on to improve. To help them achieve this, they are holding two online discussion groups next week. These will provide an opportunity to take part in a discussion about the role of King’s in the community and the development of their services.These will be held on:
- Tuesday, 25 May: 10.30-11.30
- Wednesday, 26 May: 17.00-18.00If you are interested in attending one of the online sessions, or would like King’s to keep your details for further discussion groups they may hold, please email theirpatient and public involvement teamand they will get back to you.Have a safe weekend and thank you for your continued support.Best wishesBolaSEL CCG Switchboard: 020 8176 5330Direct dial:020 8176 5346Communications and Engagement ManagerNHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (Southwark)
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45