All trusts to start vaccinating staff from Monday

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  • All English trusts to become hospital hubs by 11 January
  • Organisations will become “default” provider of covid vaccine for staff
  • NHSE wants “significant progress” on vaccinating staff by first week of February

All English trusts will be established as vaccine ‘hospital hubs’ by next Monday and will be responsible for vaccinating frontline health and social care staff against coronavirus.

A letter to local NHS leaders, sent by NHS England and NHS Improvement today, said trusts would become the “default” provider of covid vaccinations for all healthcare and social care workers by 11 January, with “significant progress” expected by the first week of February. This includes mental health, community and ambulance trusts, as well as acute providers.

Earlier this week, prime minister Boris Johnson said the NHS will offer the first dose of covid vaccine to top four priority groups within six weeks. Frontline health and social care staff are in the second priority group, after care home residents and their carers.

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Date: 7 January 2021