Over 800,000 vaccinations delivered
Since December 2020, Alliance for Better Care (ABC) has worked with practices within their PCN groupings to deliver a safe and effective Vaccination Programme across Surrey and Sussex. The project initially included first and second dose Covid vaccinations but expanded to include Flu jabs and Covid boosters too. It has required collaborative working with numerous partners including representatives from Parish, Town, Borough and District Councils. We have also benefited from Integrated Care System and Integrated Care Partnership-level support, as well as enthusiastic involvement from the local volunteer sector.
As a GP Federation that unites more than 40 practices within the region, our vaccination sites have benefited from our overarching management and our capacity to deliver services and resources at scale. To date, over 800,000 vaccination doses have been administered by the ABC team and we continue to run clinics at both our Local Vaccination Sites and regular community pop-ups.
By performing our own governance checks and extensive programme of training, we managed to establish a varied and skilled workforce in a very short time. United under the ABC Associates Programme, we were able to train and employ staff from all walks of life.
The Autumn / Winter vaccination programme will start in September. Appointments at our sites can be booked via the national booking system, or patients can attend one of our Walk-In sessions.
We have a fantastic network of volunteers in a variety of roles, supporting us at all of our sites. Volunteers are coordinated by our local partners and are managed per site. If you are interested, please contact our partners:
Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine. If you have any further questions, you can find out more on the NHS website and from NHS Sussex and NHS Surrey Heartlands.