As you will have heard in recent news reports, the UK government has now secured access to 355 million vaccine doses, giving the UK the best chance of securing a safe and effective vaccine at the quickest speed.
The vaccine will be available from the NHS – for free – to everyone who would benefit from it, starting with those most at risk and those who support them.
It is important that you understand your role and responsibility
Alongside the people we support, you will be amongst the first to be eligible to receive the vaccination.
It is important that you fully understand the benefits of having the vaccination and the front-line role you will play in helping to reassure the people we support and their families regarding the vaccine’s benefits and safety.
Keeping you informed
We know that some of you will have concerns about the vaccination and that is why we are creating a dedicated website area to provide you with information and resources to reassure you and the people we support.
The information will be regularly updated and will include posters and leaflets for you to download and display in your services, as well as the answers to frequently asked questions and updates to UK government advice and vaccination progress.
The Knowledge Sharing Hub
The COVID-19 Knowledge Sharing Hub is where National Care Group colleagues can find specific information and internal guidance documents relating to the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
We’re here to help you
We know this is a worrying time, if you do have personal concerns, you can email our confidential COVID-19 Helpdesk…