Patient Engagement Event 7th December 2021: Your questions & our responses

Thank you to those of you who were able to join our Patient Engagement Event on Tuesday 7th December.  We appreciate you taking the time to engage with us and help us to further improve our services. 

Important post-event update:  GP surgeries across the country have been asked to focus on delivering the Government’s target of offering a COVID-19 booster vaccine to everyone aged 18+ before the end of December. This is due to the rapid rising in the number of infections of the new coronavirus variant called Omicron.  As a result the UK has moved to COVID alert level 4 – which is the second highest level.  In order for the NHS to deliver the vaccination target, NHS England and Improvement has requested all practices pause routine and non-urgent care so that staff can support delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Unfortunately, this change to re-focus on delivering the booster vaccine programme and re-orientate our staff has meant that our management team have been unable to complete the work to answer all of the questions raised on 7th December.  We are sharing today those questions that we have answered and will complete the rest in the new year.You can read the report here.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this extremely busy period.  When we have been able to answer the outstanding questions we will post an updated report on our websites and also email this to all registered ticketholders.

16th December 2021