UPDATED INFORMATION FROM CCG 14.1.2021 – Please do not contact the surgery regarding a Covid vaccination.
Covid vaccinations for frontline health and social care workers
NHS employers are responsible for achieving as high a level of staff uptake of COVID-19 vaccines as possible.
Health and social care workers seeking a covid vaccine are asked not to contact their own GP practice about getting vaccinated. They are requested to wait until directed by their employer to the appropriate Hospital Hub and will be advised on how to book and access their vaccination.
NHS England and NHS Improvement have now published a Standard Operating Procedure for the vaccination of frontline health and social care staff. This includes but is not limited to:
- staff working on the vaccination programme
- staff who have frequent face-to-face contact with patients and who are directly involved in patient care in either secondary or primary care, mental health, urgent and emergency care and community settings
- those working in independent, voluntary and non-standard healthcare settings such as hospices, and community-based mental health or addiction services
- laboratory, pathology and mortuary staff
- those working for a sub-contracted provider of facilities services such as portering or cleaning
- temporary, locum or ‘bank’ staff, including those working in the COVID-19 vaccination programme, students, trainees and volunteers who are working with patients
- frontline social care workers directly working with vulnerable people who need care and support irrespective of where they work (for example in hospital, people’s own homes, day centres, or supported housing); or who they are employed by (for example local government, NHS, independent sector or third sector).
Further details can be found in the NHS England and Operational guidance: Vaccination of frontline health & social care workers.