NHS guidance confirms equitable access to covid19 vaccine for independent healthcare staff

Following the publication of NHS guidance confirming that independent healthcare staff will have equitable access to the covid19 vaccine, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said:

“Independent healthcare providers have played a key role in health system’s response to the pandemic, delivering care to millions of NHS and private patients. We therefore welcome the latest NHS guidance on rolling out the covid19 vaccine to healthcare workers which clearly states that staff working in the independent healthcare sector will have equitable and timely access to the vaccine.

“IHPN will be working closely with central and regional NHS teams so they have full sight of their local independent sector workforce to ensure a swift rollout of the vaccine via NHS Hospital hubs which will provide maximum protection to both staff and their patients.”