COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Details Released - Updated
Publication date: November 2020
Details have been released of the enhanced specification for the COVID-19 vaccination programme which has been agreed between the GPC and NHSEI.
You can view the letter to GPS, practice teams and CCGs on preparing general practice to contribute to a potential COVID-19 vaccination programme, along with an Indicative Enhanced Service Specification, on the NHSEI Updates for General Practice page.
We know practices are trying to make rapid decisions about the COVID-19 vaccination service specification – the LMC are already responding to queries about this, and actively engaging with our local CCGs and NHSEI teams to ensure practices have the support they need. This is a difficult and complex decision, on the background of nearly 9 months of constant work and pressure. With the timeline being extremely tight, practices will have a short amount of time to make some key decisions. The most helpful summary we have seen so far is on this link to the BMA website, under the section “Practical considerations for practices and PCNs”.
Discussing these issues between your colleagues and PCN should cover the main areas that need to be addressed before deciding. As an enhanced specification, it will be optional for practices to sign up to the service and it is separate to both your core contract, and the PCN DES. Whatever you decide the LMC will support local practices.
Please contact us if we can help and do check our website daily where we will share the latest local and national information.
We have created a new COVID-19 Vaccination programme guidance page which will be updated regularly with the latest documents, guidance and resources.