07 January 2021
NHS England operational guidance: vaccination of frontline health workers
NHS England has now published Operational Guidance: Vaccination of Frontline Health & Social Care Workers.
This confirms that by mid-January NHS Trusts will establish ‘hospital hubs’ and will be the default provider of Covid-19 vaccinations for “all healthcare and social care workers”. This includes frontline staff in primary eye care settings.
At this stage
- employed staff do not need to take any further action
- employers should read Appendix 1 section 5 “HR, Staff Engagement and Communications” and do what they can to support vaccine rollout
All optical sector bodies are all working together to support this effort and will keep you up to date with developments.