UK GPs to get £12.58 Per Dose to Give Vaccine from December

ER Editor: According to this short piece from the BMJ below, we learn the following:

  1. GPs are already paid extra for administering seasonal flu shots (around 10 pounds).
  2. For the Covid vaccination, they’ll get paid 25% extra.
  3. TWO doses will be required. Presumably this doubles the income for each GP practice.

This is the British taxpayers’ money, of course, in addition to whatever the government has already paid for millions of improperly tested vaccines.

********

Covid-19: GPs to get £12.58 per dose to deliver vaccine from December

BMJ 2020371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4354 (Published 10 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4354

The NHS has published an agreement to enable general practices to start delivering a covid-19 vaccine from as early as next month.

A new directed enhanced service (DES), published 10 November,12 says practices will be expected to coordinate and deliver covid-19 vaccinations collaboratively and at scale in primary care networks.

The draft deal, agreed between NHS England and the BMA’s GP committee, says practices will initially need collectively to nominate a single site per network to deliver vaccinations, with additional sites possible as supply increases. Designated sites will be expected to deliver vaccines seven days a week between 8 am and 8 pm if supply allows.

Practices will be paid £12.58 (€14.15; $16.69) per vaccination. This is 25% more than the current £10.06 practices receive for an influenza vaccination, in recognition of the need for extra training, post-vaccine observation, and other associated costs. Practices will need to provide most of the required staff from their own workforce.

GPs should plan on the assumption that each patient will need to have two doses of the vaccination, subject to confirmation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the DES said.

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said last week3 that initial priority will be given to older people, health workers, and care home staff, in line with JCVI recommendations. GPs will be required to vaccinate care home staff, and patients and housebound patients as part of home visits, the DES said.

References

  1. 3. Iacobucci G

••••

The Liberty Beacon Project is now expanding at a near exponential rate, and for this we are grateful and excited! But we must also be practical. For 7 years we have not asked for any donations, and have built this project with our own funds as we grew. We are now experiencing ever increasing growing pains due to the large number of websites and projects we represent. So we have just installed donation buttons on our websites and ask that you consider this when you visit them. Nothing is too small. We thank you for all your support and your considerations … (TLB)

••••

Comment Policy: As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. This also applies to trolling, the use of more than one alias, or just intentional mischief. Enforcement of this policy is at the discretion of this websites administrators. Repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without prior warning.

••••

Disclaimer: TLB websites contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of “fair use” in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, health, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than “fair use” you must request permission from the copyright owner.

••••

Disclaimer: The information and opinions shared are for informational purposes only including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material are not intended as medical advice or instruction. Nothing mentioned is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*