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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme is currently being rolled out across NHSGGC and the rest of the UK. The vaccination helps to reduce your risk of developing the virus and make your symptoms milder if you catch the virus. The vaccines are safe and effective.

For more information about the vaccine please go to www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine


Staff Vaccination Programme

All patient-facing frontline staff should now have received both doses of the vaccine. Non-patient facing staff will receive theirs in line with their JCVI priority grouping. Everyone over 40 should have received an appointment directly with those over 30 being invited from 31 May.


If you are in these age groups and have not received an appointment you should call the national help line on 0800 030 8013.

 

New Staff

We are no longer running separate staff clinics but will be inviting staff to the community clinics.


A monthly list will be run directly from eESS of all new starts and this will be passed to the vaccination team to ensure that appointments have been offered.

The only staff who will not be captured by this are students – whose details should continue to be sent to staff.covid19@ggc.scot.nhsuk for the moment.

Separate arrangements are in place for Bank and agency staff and with HCSP for social care, third sector and independent sector staff.

Information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccinations can be found at: www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine Which also in...

Information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccinations can be found at:

www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine

Which also includes coronavirus vaccine leaflets

CMO Letter - Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

A COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Board has been convened to plan the delivery of programme across the NHSGGC health b...

A COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Board has been convened to plan the delivery of programme across the NHSGGC health board area, with various sub-groups feeding into this group.

Due to the magnitude of the programme the workforce required to delivery will be diverse, including staff groups new ...

Due to the magnitude of the programme the workforce required to delivery will be diverse, including staff groups new to the area of vaccination. For the purposes of planning, the workforce will comprise of three main groups: 

  • New immunisers (registered and healthcare support workers) 
  • Returning staff (or redeployed staff) who may have participated in immunisation delivery previously but perhaps not for some time 
  • Current vaccination staff

Expressions of interest in joining to deliver the vaccination programme should be sent to covid.recruitment@ggc.scot.nhs.uk. The team will then process applications and do the necessary checks.

The recruitment and preparation of staff with appropriate knowledge and skills is a critical dependency for the vacci...

The recruitment and preparation of staff with appropriate knowledge and skills is a critical dependency for the vaccination programme and colleagues within NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Public Health Scotland have produced a suite of workforce education resources specific to Covid-19 vaccines, available at:

learn.nes.nhs.scot/37676/immunisation/covid-19-vaccines

If you are planning to be involved in the delivery of this vaccination programme can you please ensure that you are up to date with the following:

 

Patient Group Directions (PGDs) are legal documents that enable registered healthcare professionals to administer and...

Patient Group Directions (PGDs) are legal documents that enable registered healthcare professionals to administer and supply medication in an identified clinical situation where the patient may not be individually identified before presenting for treatment.  For most clinical situations the preferred method is for an appropriately qualified healthcare professional to prescribe for an individual patient on a one-to-one basis.  In order to comply with the necessary clinical governance arrangements NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde must be aware of all PGDs in use.  The PGD on this website are for reference purposes only. For any enquiries relating to the use and authorisation of PGDs please contact: Patient.GroupDirections@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

The PGDs can be accessed via The Public Health Protection Unit (PHPU).  

 

Last Updated: 09 September 2021