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We just received advice not to start vaccinating the new eligible
group as no agreement has been reached over payments. (1)
The Department of Health seems to be retracting from their position
that all UK citizens will be offered vaccination. (2)
The details of the Designated Enhanced Service, issued 3 weeks after
the arrival of the vaccine in our surgery, reveal that no payments will be
made for patients that do not fall in the at risk categories, including
The result is that there is unused vaccine in our refrigerator, we
offered this to other local practices, but everyone has enough.
We have the vaccine, we have the capacity to vaccinate our practice
population, it seems perverse that it is lying idle because the DH will
not commit to the promises made earlier in the year.