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Important

Following our message on Friday (See below).    The LPC's of the region have further discussed the expression of Interest with NHS England Local team and we would strongly urge contractors who feel they can offer the service to put themselves forward via the expression of interest.  

It is looking like this may be the only remaining opportunity for pharmacies to do so and we believe many pharmacies in our region would be situated in good locations for the service.  The deadline for submission is 28th February.  

 If you would like to discuss with your LPC please contact your local LPC colleagues via your normal channels.

Pharmacy Covid Vaccinations 
Expressions of Interest


Good Afternoon  

This message is for all pharmacy contractors

The Regional LPCs would like to highlight the Expression of Interest process that has been released by NHS England for Pharmacies to put themselves forward to provide Covid vaccines.

Links to the details and the process can be found below for your convenience.  The LPCs of the region would suggest that pharmacies consider expressing their interest. 

It is important to note that as there is currently no priority locations identified for our geographies and contractors only need to fill in section 1 to express an interest.  Section 2 will only be needed if you are approached by NHSE for more details.  We would also say that you should not make any capital investments to set up at this moment and only do so if you have been approached and you have confirmation that your application will be progressed.

We would also like to point out that expressing an interest does not mean you will be chosen but equally it does not mean you need to commit at this stage either.  

We understand that consideration will be given to pharmacies working together collaboratively to offer the service however the contract will be held by one contractor so this may be an option for some pharmacy contractors.

At this time this seems to be the only opportunity for pharmacy to get involved however the situation is constantly changing if any other opportunities materialise we will let you know

Thanks
Sami



Links regarding the Expression of Interest

Letter from NHS England - Click Here

Applications should be made using the online designation form by Sunday 28th February 2021.

Webinar from NHS England including Slides -
Click Here

PSNC Information about the Process - Click Here

We understand some Member organisations are offering support to their members, eg. NPA ,Avicenna so it may be worth consulting with them



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Sami Hanna
Communications Officer 
Gateshead & South Tyneside LPC
& LPC News Editor
 

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