Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.
A document summarising who, when and where patients can expect to receive their vaccine has been published by Derbyshire’s NHS in response to a recent flood of queries from patients wanting to know when they can have their vaccine.
“When will I get my vaccine?” is possibly one of the most frequently asked questions the NHS is being asked in relation to the COVID-19 vaccine programme.
The document called ‘When will I get my COVID-19 vaccine?’ has been published on the Joined Up care Derbyshire website, and explains which priority groups the NHS is currently vaccinating and where. It also explains which Primary Care Networks (clusters of GP practices) are currently vaccinating, and from where.
The website also features frequently asked questions (FAQs) and stakeholder bulletins from the CCG’s Medical Director Dr Steve Lloyd providing regular updates about Derbyshire’s vaccination programme to the public.
Dr Steve Lloyd, medical Director at NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG said:
“Last month we started the largest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS. Derbyshire’s NHS is working tirelessly to ensure those who need the vaccine the most get it first. It is important to remember this is part of a phased approach, and whilst some practices have started vaccinated, others will be launching over the coming weeks.
We are vaccinated high-risk priority groups first. The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated. I urge patients to wait to be contacted and visit the Joined up care Derbyshire website and follow us on social media for updates. Please do not call or visit your practice as it is blocking phone-lines for patients who are unwell”.
Derbyshire’s NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme commenced in December with hospital hubs, and a phased approach via GP practices to priority patient groups, care homes and healthcare staff. COVID-19 Vaccination Centres were launched on Monday this week to further boost the number of vaccinations being administered.
The NHS is urging the public to visit the joined Up Care Derbyshire website to stay up to date with the latest news and updates about the vaccination programme and follow them on social media.
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